Yesterday I went up to Consignment Corner to drop off some things that I am consigning. They were mostly things from Rebecca's room when it was still blue.
While there I had a little look around, very innocently of course, just browsing, no plans for shopping. Then I saw it. It looked sad, forlorn. It needed a home. It was a beautiful dressing table, painted shabby white. Originally $165, marked down to $126 with an additional 10% off. I looked away. I looked back. And then I left like the good girl I am.
Today, I woke up, dressed, brought the children to camp and led my La Leche
League meeting. Babies were sniffed, mothers were admired. My mind kept drifting to that sad little table. I imagined where I would place my things. So lovely, so feminine.
After my meeting I decided to go take another look.
I started to worry.
What if it's not still there? My pulse started to quicken. I drove a little faster. I flipped through the radio stations faster and with more urgency. Must. Get. To. My. Table!
I arrived with feigned nonchalance.
It was still there!
5 minutes later it was paid for and in my car. Once I got home the real fun began.
First I put it where my old desk had been. It was okay...but I started thinking about another spot for it. Hmmm. That means moving the bed. And the armoire. And the nightstands. And my computer desk.
The next two hours were a blur of furniture and dust. David walked into the heart of the mess, sighed and walked out. He has been through this before.
Here's the dressing table.
I like to keep my make-up and brushes in milk glass containers. They are super-duper cheap at thrift stores. Don't get them at antique stores- too expensive. I find them at the junk store for just a few dollars.
I love old luggage. It's sort of funny actually considering my aversion to travel.
You know how in magazines and blogs you only ever see the really nice areas of someones room?
Here you go. The desk that I dumped all the stuff on that I need to sort through and put away.
Keepin' it real for you.
PS. Thanks for all the great comments on my private detective work- you guys rock!