Have you ever gone shopping with a plan?
You have the ideal thing in your mind and you can see it in your house already and you know that you know that you know…
…you’re going to turn the corner and it will be there?
Something else shows up that’s even better than you imagined?
I guess I put myself on a table diet in Kentucky.
Because when I showed up in Texas I realized all I had was chairs.
If you stopped by for sweet tea there would be no place to put it. You’d look around for a place to put your glass and then have to hold it awkwardly in your hand while I embarrassingly explained I was table challenged.
All that’s fixed.
This past week I went looking for a super inexpensive, super cheap, super cute end table.
AND ENDED UP WITH FOUR.
I know, right?
I’m as surprised as you are.
I couldn’t help it.
Each of these tables came already painted, already cute, all ready to sit beside the chairs in my house.
But what makes them even sweeter?
What makes them even more amazing?
Are you ready?
Are you sitting down?
They were ALL ON MAJOR GIGANTIC SALE.
This table with its cross legs and white patina and distressed finished was already coming home with me.
THE BOOTH SIGN SAID EVERYTHING WAS 50% OFF.
Here’s a friend the next aisle over that was calling my name, too.
Already painted this gray.
Already distressed with that amazing molding on the top.
Already ready to roll with these tiny casters.
And that shelf.
I guess I’m table popular.
Because all the tables wanted to come home with me.
At the front counter, I waited with anticipation as they rang up my tables. Could it be? Would it be?
Are you sure, I said? Are you sure that’s the right price? I couldn’t believe it. All four ended up costing me what I planned on paying for one table.
My tables were loaded in the back of my car and I drove away with the windows rolled down, singing to the radio at the top of my lungs with one thought in my mind.
Bring on the sweet tea. 🙂