So, last friday was a good day. Yes, I woke up with ANOTHER head cold (I mean, second one in a span of three weeks? Does this happen to you?) but we had the day off from work AND we got two cute pieces of furniture via Craig’s List and I am very excited to be working on them.
Yeah, it will take me months before I finally start working on them but STILL.
Coffee table, bamboo style, baby. All you bloggers have gotten me hooked on bamboo furniture and Campaign dressers (which I now want as side tables for our living room or our game room, not sure yet). Thanks a lot. No, no sarcasm there. Thank you for introducing me to these beauties!
Enough talk. Picture time:
Don’t you just love the legs?
We will paint it WHITE.
Got it down from $120 to $60. Pretty good. And we almost offered higher! What happened was, I saw it on Craig’s List and I fell in love with the table. $120 OBO, the ad said. I swallowed my “aww, i feel bad”-ness and shot an email to the owner and offered $60. And heard nothing back for a few days.
“I guess I offered too low,” I told Nick.
He said, “Oh well.” And resumed playing poker online.
A few days later, I was sick and trolling through CL again. Ah, I spy the coffee table again – the ad was reposted. Hmm. I showed the ad to Nick.
“It got put up again! I guess either nobody offered what they wanted to get for the table? They never replied to my email,” I said. “I guess my offer was too low. Should I send another email and offer a bit higher? Like, $80 or something?”
Nick shrugged. “Maybe…”
I said, “Is $80 too low? $90? $100? But really, we can WAIT. We don’t need a coffee table RIGHT NOW. We have a couple of projects we should be focusing on…”
“But I really, really, really love this coffee table. I mean, its perfect. I haven’t seen any other coffee table as perfect as this one.”
He smiled. “Why don’t you offer $60 again?”
“But they didn’t EVEN reply to my email. Maybe they were insulted.”
“Just try. If they say no, they might come up with another price and we can see from there.”
“You’re right. It won’t hurt us. I won’t get, like, bit or something.”
So I sent another email – and I got a prompt reply! They said, “Oh, I didn’t get your previous email. Sure, you have it. Come and pick it up when you can.”
YAHOOOOO. I just REALLY love that coffee table. And the woman we picked it up from was so nice. Her son was the cutest thing on the face of the earth. When we left, she sent me another email, saying, “We’re so happy that it’s going to someone who will appreciate it.” How nice.
We also picked up this $7 side table that we’ll paint/silver leaf/spray-paint silver for the guest bedroom.
And I turned around and whoa. Our tree finally has leaves.
Life is good. If only I would finally heal from this stupid head cold. HEAL, BODY, HEAL!