Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Needs vs. Wants

In an ideal world, we would purchase only things that we need...then all other income would be stashed away into a savings account for our future.  Unfortunately, my lack of willpower has occasionally been known to hinder that aspiration from time to time.  Is it my fault that any cute home d├ęcor and/or clothing thats on sale has been known to be my kryptonite?!?  Oh, it is my fault??  Welp, too bad…I am who I am. ;)  And I loooove me a great deal!!

So what was I to do when a super amazing deal fell into my lap {aka - popped up in front of my eyes on my computer screen}?  I caved.  I went for it.  I couldn’t resist.

It was under $200 {still a lot of money, but not when you think about purchasing the same pieces brand new}.  It was solid wood.  THE SELLERS WERE EVEN WILLING TO DRIVE IT TO OUR HOUSE {clutch for people who own cars}.

And it was campaign style.  Did you hear me?!  Campaign style, people!  I have drooled over many of these pieces online, and never thought I’d be able to get my mitts on any.  But these babies are all mine.  And one day, I will give them lots of TLC like I did to these, and love them even more {if that is possible}.

38 comments:

  1. Can't wait to see what you do with it! I hate the needs vs wants list. Reality is no fun!

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  2. Friend, this is awesome. I love the style an the price was good. I call this a serious need.

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  3. Totally a need. No question about it.

    P.S. Kim and I are enablers. Remember that.

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    1. Phew, thanks for the reassurance. ;)

      That's okay...I like it.

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  4. Those are gorgeous! What an awesome find! I'd definitely say they were needs ;)

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  5. Beautiful!!! I try to only buy pieces I absolutely love and know where they are going as soon as they come into my house. However, I recently bought some shelving for my daughter's room from Target and spent $70 for something that's NOT real wood. I should have had my dad build them for a fraction of the cost but it was one of those "I want it done NOW!" moments. You pay for convience... oh well. I can see them in my classroom some day and then I won't care. But wowzers, you got lucky! What color are you going to paint them? I love the brightly colored campaign pieces but also love a simple white or black.

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    1. Yea, sometimes I pay for convenience, but this was a time where I couldn't pass up such pretty things even though I won't use them for some time! I'm not sure what color I'll paint them...I guess I'll see when I find a home for them. A crisp white or bright color will probably be the direction I go. :)

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  6. I can not get over this amazing find!!! So what are you thinking of doing with them? Paint? Stain? Can't wait to see them in action!!!!

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    1. Thanks Jenny!! I'm definitely going to paint them...but I'm not sure what color. {I love the pop of brass against some pretty paint...} I'm going to have to wait until I figure out the right home for them. I'm super excited that I have them just waiting to be used though! :)

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  7. That's definitely a steal! Nice purchase.

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  8. Great find! I too love the campaign style furniture!

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  9. I saw these on Instagram... they're gorgeous! I can't wait to see what you do with them!!

    PS. Love the new look!

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    1. Thank you, Jess! I can't wait to find a home for them...

      Thanks! :)

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  10. They are beautiful and for under $200, I'd have caved too.

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  11. Under $200?? That's amazing! I sometimes feel guilty when I buy these things but not cause I shouldn't spend the money but because I know the suckers who are selling me the goods could totally make more money if only they knew hahaha

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    1. I know, right?!?! I'm shocked they didn't know how much they could get for campaign pieces...but it's not like I was about to let them know. I'm on a budget! Hehe!

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  12. I agree, campaign style is just the best! Whenever I see a desk or an armoire or something like that at an upscale furniture store I start to drool too! These pieces are great, congrats!

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    1. Me too...they are just beautiful! Thank you, Linn! So glad you stopped by! :)

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  13. Very nice! Seems pretty affordable too!

    I tend to spend every single dime I have, then cry broke afterwards, lol. This is one of my New Year resolutions, putting a stop to unnecessary spending and save! I hope I'm successful because being broke makes me depressed.

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    1. Thanks Carrie!

      Good luck with your 2013 goal! You can do it! :)

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  14. Awesome! Even better that they delivered them. How perfect!!

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    1. Right?!?! Otherwise there'd be NO way we could have picked them up!! Yay for kind people! :)

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  15. these pieces are seriously amazing :)!! And under $200?! And from one sedan family to another...DROP OFF potential is pretty much the holy grail. Can't wait to see what you do with these!

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    1. Thanks! Oh my gosh, right?!?! Dropping it off for us was fan-freakin-tastic!!! :)

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  16. gabbi
    oh
    my
    gawd
    I WANT THIS! I am super jealous of your find..even if it is still in your basement!!

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  17. Oh- I LOOOVE these! What a great find! I keep hoping I will stumble upon the same stuff at the thrift store or on Craigslist! Have you done anything to them yet?!

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    1. Thanks Hayley!! (Btw, LOVE your name!) Good luck in your search for some great finds! :) I haven't done anything yet....they are still hanging in our basement. I'm thinking they'll be perfect for our basement when we reno it, so they might be idle for a while.

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