My inspiration chair is found at French Dressing for $1095. B. would never pay that much for a chair. Not even half.
Fast forward to a GW jaunt. Behold, there's a sweet little barrel chair. I circled the store, stalking it at least 3 times. The price tag shouted, "I'm only $15!" I don't need a chair right now. Borrowed House has furniture stacked in the garage. yada yada
Brain overrules heart.
That evening, I told Doc about it and he asked, "Why didn't you buy it?". He always wants me to have what I want. (One of the reasons I love him so.) At that moment, I became a lovesick girl all over a chair. Do you ever get that "knot in your stomach, just passed up a steal" kind of feeling?
Call me silly but the next morning, I prayed like this. "Lord, I don't need that chair. You don't owe it to me but it'd be alright if the chair is still there. If not, I'm still grateful and will not be upset." Disappointment preparation. There was no way a $15 antique chair, in decent shape, was still going to be sitting in GW 24 hours later.
I could not get there fast enough brushing past all the shopping carts and people, all the way to the furniture section in back. At first, I didn't see it. But there on the last row, sat this little lovely, just waiting on me.
"I want a chair in the back."
"The only way I can hold that chair is if you pay for it."
"Okay. I'm ready."
"I have to go see how much it is."
Seemingly out of nowhere there were a huddle of people standing around the chair.
"I'm sorry. It's already sold."
awww..music to my ears. Those words can make or break your day.
When the reciept was put in my hand, I felt God smile and wink at me. He's cool like that.
After scrubbing the fabric, I was pleased. It's really in good shape.
I know all you white spray paint people are having fits for me to cottage-fy it, but I'm really liking the soft blue and french vibe. No place for it now, but it'll go in my future larger master bedroom. Going for a french antique/beach style.
To change or not to change?
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