Yesterday afternoon as I was working in the store preparing for being open for business today (Friday) from 1 to 8 and tomorrow (Saturday) from 9 to 4 – I kept muttering to myself, “It doesn’t even look like the same place. Wow!”. Before you judge me for talking to myself – think about all the things you’ve said while driving – alone in the car – and your not on your hands-free cellular devise. Thought so.
Random tangent – there once was a time when you would see someone driving or in a public place who was completely alone and talking a mile a minute and you’d widen your eyes and keep some extra space between the two of you. Now there are so many people driving by themselves yakking their heads off that I sometimes feel like a loser because I don’t have some urgent business to attend to – or a friend to chat with - every second of every day! Really? You need to talk to someone on the phone at 6:30 a.m.? Really?
The reason the store looks so different is due to five donated light fixtures which were installed by two amazing electricians who donated their time. Yep, you read that correctly – all the new lighting cost zero dollars and zero cents.
And what a difference! It’s crazy light in the store and you can SEE! You know the section towards the office furniture which has always been rather dingy and dark and you could never really tell what color things were unless they were super bold and bright? Now you could tell tan from sand from beige from toasted marshmallow from gingersnap (got those last two from the Benjamin Moore color chart!). Seriously – there’s a lot of light now. It’s amazing and marvelous!
“So, what’s under all this great new lighting that I wouldn’t have seen last week, Susan?” you ask. Let’s take a look!
fabulous gray Room and Board sofa (some pilling on fabric) priced $145
gorgeous French style square table perfect for intimate dinners or as a gaming table – by Hekman – original price $2,400; our price $325; two chairs priced $70 for the pair
very nice smaller sofa priced $135
pedestal table, one leaf and six chairs for $175
plaid sofa for $95; matching love seat priced $75
excellent condition suede (real thing – not micro suede) sofa priced $235
Little Tikes plastic climbing wall and slide for $85
very nice, heavy metal outdoor oval table and six chairs for $595
southwestern-style sleeper sofa for $85
perfect sun-room furniture – rattan and fabric chair is actually a recliner and is priced $65; glass and rattan end table next to the recliner is $65; 3 piece sectional priced $50 (very faded); glass and rattan coffee table $85; glass/rattan table with four rolling chairs is $125 (not shown a smaller glass/rattan end table which is priced $50)
fantastic La-Z-Boy love seat for $225
lovely sofa for $125
super nice Stanley dining room table, 2 leaves and six chairs for $245; matching two piece lighted china cabinet for $225 (both table and china cabinet have this cool smoked mirror element)
here are two of my favorite dressers which we received for donation this week – the shorter pine dresser has 5 drawers and is priced $65; beautiful 6 drawer dresser next to the pine one is old with amazing hardware and is priced $225
eight lovely dining room chairs (upholstery needs to be cleaned on most/all) priced $35 each
gorgeous three piece storage/entertainment center by Hooker priced $595 for the whole thing
And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. God saw that the light was good. (Genesis 1:3-4a)
Light – good for creation and good for furniture shopping!
Hopefully, you’ve found this post both enlightening and illuminating, dear reader! *smile*