Saturday, June 11, 2011

The one that got away

I am DEVASTATED.

I found this little lovely at my local Goodwill...it's just *begging* for a makeover, isn't it???

All that awesome detailing...it was super sturdy and *heavy*...and those pulls are just *RAD*. 

But being the ninny head that I am, I decided I better think on it, I mean 20 bucks is a lot of money in a thrift store, right? 

Stupid! Stupid! Stupid!

Of course when I decided the next day that I couldn't live without it, it was looooong gone.

And this is my ode to the one that got away.
I think we have all learned a valuable lesson: 

DON'T THINK, JUST BUY THE DARN THING!!!


And...you might be wondering, DID I GO TO THE WRONG BLOG???
Nope.
Just some fabulous changes going on around here (c:
More on that on Monday!!!

15 comments:

Beau lifestyle said...

Yes this exact thing happened to me too one time, now I have learned my lesson, when in love buy it! I notice the pretty new design of your blog, so chic!
-luv- Chantal

Anna of IHOD said...

Noo! Darn that has happened to me more than once! I am LOVING the new bloggity!
<3
Anna

modern jane said...

I absolutely love the new look! She did such a great job!! seriously.. love.

Sundresses and Smiles said...

Gah, I hate when that happens! So often I'll do that and for years, I'll think "If I had just bought that ______...". Love the new look, very chic!

Rachel @ Little Bits of Lovely said...

I can completely relate - sorry you missed on out this gorgeous treasure! Love the new look by the way, so chic! xo

Daydreamer said...

the perils of restraint...that happens to me but usually involving handbags in vintage stores. your new header looks great!

Drew {Coral Cafe} said...

Yaaay! Love the new design!! It looks very posh and delightful! ;)

and I over think buying things too and always end up wanting it later, only to come back to the store with dread in my face when I find out it's gone! booooo!

designstiles said...

Digging the new look. If it makes you feel any better I still think about this three tier chrome and glass shelf unit I passed up almost a year ago. It was perfect.

"see" you tomorrow!

Meghan @ Wishful Thinking said...

Yep, share your pain! Something else equally fabulous (or better) will come along! Love love love the new look!

Leslie said...

Bummer!! I guess it wasn't meant to be, although it would have been a great piece to revamp! Love the new BLOG look!!

Katie said...

Oh, I have done this so, so many times! Chairs, furniture, fabric, you name it. I think I'm slowly learning though...

Anna@MyDesignEthos said...

I have a rule that I can never walk away from something in a secondhand store that I love because it is likely to disappear very quickly if I stop to think about it for a second. I figure even if I don't end up using it, I can give it to someone who will!

emily said...

Gah -- I hate it when that happens! But you will find something even better next time!

hi-d said...

Oh man! Bummer! That looks like it was a great steal...

Things to Do said...

Oh man! Whenever I have non-buyers remorse (which is totally worse that normal buyers remorse) I convince myself the piece was haunted. It makes everything a little better. :)