I'm Steamed . . .

I found this coffee table Friday night at my favorite cheapy thrift store for $5.99. When I went to purchase it, the guy told me it would not fit in my car, and that everything was "cash & carry" (I was wondering, "since when?", but I didn't say anything). I wanted to pay for it then and come back to pick it up (in like, 30 minutes!), but he told me no go. He said the store closed at 8pm and so I planned to come back before closing. Well when I pulled up at 7:20, I noticed everything had been pulled inside (there's normally lots of furniture outside) and the doors were shut with 2 guys chillin' outside. I asked them if they were closed, and dude said "Yes." I told him I was confused, because another guy told me they closed at 8, and he shrugged his shoulders. He said they closed at 7:30, and even though I still had 10 minutes, they were closed. I was so pissed!!! How are you closing 10 minutes before scheduled!!!!???? If I would've known that they were closing early, I would've been more pressed to get my A over there! I knew it would be a lost cause, because I don't live that close to the place, and I wasn't planning on interrupting my routine to get there at 10 am on Saturday, only to find it gone. I should have tried to get it in my car instead of letting him tell me it wouldn't fit--I never do stuff like that. It would've been so easy to sand, repaint, and sell for a profit. I'm still kicking myself today.

I also saw this king size headboard and footboard for $35, including rails. If I had a king size bed I would've have snatched it up, and probably just used the headboard for my bed. I was just talking about getting a bed like this in my post last week (well, not exactly, but close enough)! A few cans of spray paint, and it would've been perfect.
This cute little couch was only $25. I wish I had enough room in my bedroom for something like this. I love the lines (it's very similar to my couch) and the kick pleat skirt, too. It's in really good condition, and I'd want to get a couch and have it reupholstered with nail head trim. A creme or charcoal grey would look great, but I really don't know how much it would cost to have it done, nor do I know a good place to handle the job. Maybe one day . . .

In other good news, I SOLD MY BOOKCASES!!! I'm so excited because they are the first pieces I've ever bought specifically to refinish and sell, and I got 175% return, so I have no complaints. I've been on the lookout for some new things, and think I may have found a good one (this was originally written last Saturday), so we'll have to see if it's still available when I get back to the store. And even though I'm supposed to be finding things for myself, I found some chairs that I think I'm going to use to replace the ones I currently have at my dining room. Photos to come soon!