Thrifty Find Negotiations

June 25, 2012 by 12 Comments

A few of you may have figured out via InstagramTwitter  or Facebook that my three sweet B’s are with Gigi and Pa this week and my schedule is looking completely different!!!

I really would have LOVED to stock up on craft and decor at Hobby Lobby today, but we all know that’s the impossible on Sundays!  No worries…there’s always plenty of antique and thrift shopping to be done!  At my first stop I found this secretary desk.

It was firm at $40.  I tried doing a little negotiating, but the lady wasn’t having it.  I did the unthinkable and walked away.  That’s so hard for me!  About an hour later, I couldn’t stand it any further…this would be the perfect desk solution for my boys in their bedroom and even though I was hoping for less…$40 became more and more reasonable as each minute passed!
Thankfully, it was still there waiting for me!  Phew!  Thrifting is such an emotional roller coaster…you never know the true lowest price, walking away is extremely risky, but has to be done at times, and once it’s purchased, it’s a done deal!

I’m glad to have already ridden the highs and lows of this secretary desk purchase because now I’m staring at it with no regrets!  Hmm, now to decide…stain or paint…and if I choose paint…which color?!?!  Fun stuff!!!

As I begin to update the boys’ room, I’ll definitely be sharing with you!
I’m seeing the potential!  What about you!?!?  Have you made any antique/thrift purchases lately!?!  Any luck negotiating!?!?  I hope you’ve had a fabulous weekend and are excited about your week ahead!  I’m going to be missing all my hugs and kisses from my Sweet B’s….but they look forward to Gigi & Pa Camp all year long…I know their love tanks are overflowing and that makes my heart smile!
 More of my thrifty finds and crafty printables found [here].


12 Responses to “Thrifty Find Negotiations”
  1. Lauren says:

    Oh my gosh — this is SO totally worth $40!! I’d definitely paint it — can’t wait to see what you decide.

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