The first time I saw these chairs they were $612.32.


And that was a bargain….

…..marked down from the original price of $1224.64.

Please tell me what they were thinking.


I’ll tell you what I was thinking.

Hollywood called and they want their chairs back.


I saw them across the room at the sometimes bargain store.

Do you have a store like that?

You know….a store where you never know what you’ll find.

Sometimes there’s a bargain.

And sometimes not so much.

And sometimes you go and you find these giant random metal sheets with an amazing all-over clover pattern and you don’t really know what anyone ever really used them for….

…..but they are $4.00 and you need them.

Total bargain jackpot.

And then sometimes the store is just full of tennis shoe pillows.


And at the sometimes bargain store…..every couple of weeks the price goes down.

That’s part of the whole bargain premise.

First it’s 10% off.

Then 20% and on and on and on.

Exactly like my white leather dining chairs with the exterior side stitching and the shiny chrome legs.

I watched and waited.

Month after month.

As the chairs just got cheaper and cheaper and cheaper.

Total bargain jackpot.


And then last Thursday…..

…..they went to 90 % off.


90 % off.

As in…..wait for it….wait for it…..

….$61.23 for all four chairs.


Does it get any better?

And if you think I calmly walked into the store and paid $61.23 for four chairs that retailed at over $1200…..


They heard me in Tennessee. 🙂


PS  Here’s where the room is headed.

And just in case you were thinking to yourself…..ummm….those chairs are cute and all….

……but that is a LOT of white.

Not for long.  🙂

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    1. Image for Karen L Karen L

      Me too! - But were you not about to have a heart attach wondering if someone hadn't come in and bought them just before you got there? Not only could you have heard me in Tennessee, but you would have seen my heart pounding out of my chest about 2 feet when I walk in and see that they are still there!! Great job of bargain hunting and sticking it out!

  1. Image for Sherry Sherry

    Gorgeous chairs! You really got a bargain girl! Can't wait to see what else you do to this room. This has been a lot of fun. Love your ideas!!!

  2. Image for judy judy

    I am all about bargains, but this is amazing! But, what is even better is the fun way you share it all. I love reading your posts! I like the way you display the "how it will look in the end" concept. Makes me smile. Oh, and by the way, I made the "pumpkin, raisin, walnut" bread again, and my husband and I both vote it the best in it's category. Thanks so much for sharing it!

  3. Image for Trina @ afewmineradjustments.blogspot.com Trina @ afewmineradjustments.blogspot.com

    You are my bargain hunting hero! I can't believe they were still sitting there when you got to the store. For sure someone else would have snatched them up for that price. But I guess the stars were aligned and they waited for you. Kismet! Can't wait to see more pink and stuff in that space! Trina

  4. Image for sherry sherry

    I love when patience pays off - congrats! Does this store have a day of the week as part of its name? Did you check every week and know what day they do markdowns? I love a great bargain and will "stalk" a store in an effort to get one. Can't wait to see the planned changes!

  5. Image for Babette Babette

    Wow, those are beautiful! Lucky you to have one of those stores near you. I'm so excited to be a part of the class, Creatively Made Home. I actually won it through a rafflecopter giveaway. I have to pace myself because yesterday I was trying to watch all the videos. My daughter saw me watching and wanted to know what it was about. She wants to make the crafts too! It will be fun doing the crafts together. So glad you are a part of it!

  6. Image for Danielle Danielle

    Love them you bargain shopper! Also, loving the e-course. Started watching last night with a glass of vino and have to admit I had so much fun. Felt like I was in each of your living rooms sharing that wine with you! x


    WOW......you hit the jackpot for sure!!!!!!!!Cannot wait to see the finished room....love those chairs!!!!!!

  8. Image for Margaret Margaret

    the chairs were definitely a super score! what kind of heater/ac is that in the wall? we are getting ready to add on to our kitchen and the builder wants to put in a wall unit. thanks, m

  9. Image for Suzi Suzi

    soooo...today, not every day mind you, but today i want to BE you! (which would really be a shame because suzi is a rock star and would be greatly missed!) ever have a really really super good girlfriend who does something so awesome you have to tell her, " i hate you" ? if we were that kind of girlfriends i would have to say that when i saw these pictures :-) a.m.a.z.i.n.g room and i want to think like that.

  10. Image for Polly Polly

    And... we heard you in Indiana too:) My momma use to say voices carry! I was in a pretty crappy mood but now, with you and your patience and the darling comments made me smile:) Thanks so much for that and have a smiley kind of day!!

  11. Image for Donnamae Donnamae

    You're standing there, right now, hands on hips, red lipstick on, dangling earrings, that self-satisfied look on your face...so proud of yourself...aren't you? And you should be....what a bargain! They are great...that's what I'm thinking! ;)

  12. Image for Sheila Moore Sheila Moore

    WOW 90% off that wasn't a bargain...you stole them...lol...good job being patient. And you know funny thing is I did hear a strange sound last Thursday in Va....must have been you getting these fantastic chairs!

  13. Image for Linda@Coastal Charm Linda@Coastal Charm

    I thought I heard you way down here on the Alabama coast!!! Happy to hear that you got such an awesome deal on them...that price was like a garage sale price...CONGRATS to you! Blessings, Linda

  14. Image for Mychi Davis Mychi Davis

    You are amazing and so stink'n funny!!!! To be honest, I don't read all my emails from Bloggers....I skim....I'm sure this is what most of us do. Who has the time to sit with a cup of warmth and soak up a good blog?!! Not most of us. Your posts are sweet, informative, inspiring, humorous, opinionated, lovely, joyous, & full of sass! Thank you!! I also don't have the time to comment but I did today! You are THAT good :D

  15. Image for Christine Christine

    Karianne!!! Yay for you! I can not wait to see the pink added and the rug is super cool and oh just hurry up! ha! Love white with some pink or blue. Thank you for posting this fun and funny story.

  16. Image for Teri Teri

    Oh... that's what that was! We thought they were doing something up at the ranges at Ft. Campbell. ;-D Beautiful chairs! What a fantastic score for you!

  17. Image for Peggy Peggy

    Woo hoo! You are a rockstar! (yes i borrowed YOUR words!!) LOVE, LOVe, LOve it! Yep I love me some serious bargains like that as well. OH and guess what?! I saw you yesterday, early in the morning... okay so it was the video from the Creatively Made Home holiday course but I squealed to myself and then later on when Denton started talking and I laughed out loud! Right there in the parking lot of the high school. (because I was trying to watch snippets while waiting for the boy to come out...) Can hardly wait to see the finished room!! It is going to be so adorable!!

  18. Image for Regina Regina

    Good grief, girl! That's the kind of math that works FOR you! :) Hmmmm . . . . I can think of a few places like this . . . but not many! Congratulations on the find of the YEAR!

  19. Image for Angela Angela

    What a score!!! I can just picture you "squealing" in the store, talking a mile a minute, having everyone in stitches! You deserve such an awesome find!!! Can't wait to see the rest!~~Angela

  20. Image for GinaE GinaE

    Well, I KNOW I heard you in San Antonio, but I didn't know why. Fan-freakin'-tastic that sale on those chairs!! Isn't it the BEST EVER when you finally get something you have been drooling over for such a deal!!! Just the BEST EVER!

  21. Image for Karen Karen

    I do that all of the time, patiently waiting and stalking something, watching that price tick down..ahhh there's better. Sometimes luck doesn't go my way and I miss out. Good for you! you got those fabulous chairs at a unbelievable price. I can tell that room is going to look fabulous. As a matter of fact it looks darn good right now.

  22. Image for susan susan

    Holy Cow! Now THAT is a bargain worth telling/yelling about! Everything in my house (and on my body) is prefaced with "it was originally $$$, but I got it for $$$". Congrats extended from one bargain lover <3 to another!

  23. Image for Norma Jean Norma Jean

    We did! We heard your scream all the way down here in middle Tennessee! So glad your patience $paid$ off (pun intended!). Can't wait to see the area finished with it's hot pink hutch and vintage sign. hugs, NJ

  24. Image for revi revi

    Oh, MAMA! I love them - especially with the antique table! (This is the gate house, right?) This sometimes bargain store just earned itself a little star on the Hollywood walk of fame! They must have been a gift just for you...waiting all that time for the 90 percent off day! Woo Hoo! -Revi

  25. Image for Dawna Dawna

    So fun to get a bargain! We had a "start the car" sale on trees a few weeks back. I purchased 22 items, (8 trees and the rest shrubs) and paid $91.00 total. A savings at the till of $467.00 WOW!! I sure hope they all grow! Your room will look great... I just have that feeling! :)

  26. Image for Cheryl Cheryl

    I am soooooooooooo glad I found your blog. You either make me laugh or make me cry happy tears! I don't think we have a "Sometimes Bargain Store" around here, at least not as fantastic as yours! Wonderful starter look and your plans sound great too! Can't wait for the update!

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  28. Image for Karen Holmes Karen Holmes

    I LOVE sales like that! I just scored a apartment sized dining room table for $11.16 which included 2 day Fedex shipping! Not the color I wanted but nothing some paint can't fix. Now I need to stalk some chairs. :)

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