I think I have been blessed with a small bargain gene. I am good at finding deals, patient to wait until what I want is on sale and only end up getting buyers remorse when I buy on a whim. I wrote a while ago, I think in my previous blog, about finding the coffee table and tv stand we wanted from IKEA at half price. Well, we did it again!
Last night we headed out to IKEA to check out the bedroom event. We are slowly amalgomating the things for Belle's big girl room, deciding to buy the big pieces here where there is only one tax. We walked through and found a few small treasures. A lamp set for the price of one of the lamps, a frame that will actually fit some puzzles Nick built a while ago, and some curtains for ambience in Belle's room that were so cheap I could not say no.
Then we decided to walk through AS IS. We read every single box on every single shelf looking for things for Belle's room and the new baby's room. Nothing. Then we went to the side that holds the cupboard doors and table tops. There I found two shelves I had been wanting at half price! Sweet. That got my heart beating fast, finally I will have a shelf to prominantly display my idea of Advent in my home during Christmas time. I was set. Let's head to the check out.
But there at the end of the aisle, near the sofas and chairs sat one of their dollies that you load the boxes onto to take to your car. And there, without a box, with all the pieces shining in their glory was a crib. Not just any crib. THE CRIB. The one I have been daydreaming about putting a child to bed in since before I even daydreamed about having kids. We looked it over and yeah, the legs are scratched up, but with a good sanding and coat of finish no one will know. And the price tag, yup, once again HALF PRICE! We took it home with us. Nick put it together last night and all the pieces are there. Then he took it apart and wrapped it in blankets and plastic, (I am so thankful he used to work at the BRICK, our stuff will be moved so securely!).
So excited I am. I am already planning the decor of both the nursery and Belle's room. Now all we need is a new home!