Monday, June 29, 2009

Day 91- Double Trouble

On Friday I went to town to run some errands and decided to hit a garage sale near my house on the way home. It was one of those dream sales where they were in it to get rid of their crap, not make money. I found a super nice heavy glass cake plate cover (the bottom had been broken) for a dollar and I started dreaming about all the cute stuff I could put in it on my counter. I also found an adorable white scalloped shelf that would look darling in one of my girls' rooms and a few shirts for Sweetie Pie.

The big ticket item was a bunk bed set. It wasn't the bunk bed set of my dreams or anything, but it was $75 and not covered in Pokemon stickers like every other one I've seen at garage sales. I thought about it for a few minutes but wanted to talk to Mr. Wright before making any decisions. The woman running the sale gave me her number and I had to run to the car to get some money for my box of goodies. I gave her the money and walked away... totally forgetting the box of my purchases. It was lunch time and the kids were all screaming so I had a lot on my mind.

Mr. Wright and I talked about the beds but by Saturday I had decided against getting them. $75 is a lot when you don't have it, plus we didn't have a truck to get them to my house either. I was too sheepish to call the lady and ask her if she still had my box of stuff and tell her that we couldn't get the beds, but my mom told me to get some balls (yes, exact words :P) so I called and left a message. She called me back Saturday night and said that no one had bought the beds at the sale and she really needed to get rid of them. She offered to give them to me for $50 AND deliver, so who could turn down an offer like that!?

Short story long, she delivered them yesterday (along with my forgotten box of crap), I pulled 384,985 muscles in my back getting them into the house by myself, scraped the paint off 45 new places on my walls, got them stuck in 4 different doorways, and made 2 kids very happy... that is until they needed to clean the room around their new beds.

Here is the room before (I finally took down the princess decorations from months ago when it was Boo's room) and I totally shoved the MOUNTAIN of toys out of the shot...


Here is the after, and the toy mountain is now g-o-n-e and we all couldn't be happier!


Now poor Sweetie Pie will have a bed to sleep on! She has a bed in her room but 95% of the time she slept on one of those foam kid couches on Little Man's floor. Now all I have left to do is make a chiropractor appointment for myself!

2 Thoughts From Others:

Anonymous said...

The bunk beds are really nice. I would never in a million years think you got them for $50, delivered from a garage sale.

What a great find!! Yay to your mom for the advice!

Manitobian said...

Great purchase, Garage Sale Queen! I love the bunk beds. The room looks huge now. Maybe that's just because it's clean... LOL!

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