So, finally around 3pm I decided to go. On the way I was worried all the pretty furniture was gone already since it started at 10am. They had a Duncan Phyfe sofa, and I figured if it was still there, it was waiting for me.
Hello! It was waiting for me! Above is a picture of it in our driveway. Since this picture I polished all the wood with a product called Howard Feed-N-Wax Wood Polish and Conditioner Beeswax and Orange Oil. The wood frame was already in great shape, but this made it even better. I also polished the claw feet. Now it sits in our living room, waiting for some reupholstering. I've never upholstered something as big as a sofa, but this was worth the effort. My husband even talked down the price so we got a great deal.
However, if you didn't guess from the title of the post, this is not where the story ends. We bought the couch the day we were at the sale (Saturday.) However, we did not have the space to bring it home with us, so my husband said he would pick it up the following day when the sale reopened. He picked up a friend and drove over to pick up the sofa. When he got there, he saw that they were marking things down for day 2 of the sale. He picked up a little side table for $5.
It is one of the ones with the leather top and it has pretty little designs around the top edge. Not sure what I will do with it yet. It needs a little cleaning up, but I am getting used to that!
My husband said he had seen me looking at it, and it was down to $35, so...he bought it. Then , he left quickly before he bought anything else. He said he wasn't sure what I would do with it, but he couldn't pass for the price.
Now, what to do with the bed? That is the question. We already have a bed in our master bedroom that I still really like. It is our first bedroom set we've had and we purchased the set from a local furniture store. It is too big for the space, but we are just renting this house, and hopefully will buy another home someday.
Our room doesn't quite look like this, but I wanted to show the bed.
I really like the bed I have and we have all the matching pieces in the space, so if I switch out the bed I don't know if it will look weird. The dressers, nightstands, etc. all have the metal scroll work on the bottom and the furniture store wood is darker brown that the solid mahogany bed, though I do have an antique mahogany settee in the room and I think it looks fine. Plus, I can keep my eye open for more pieces of this color and style, but I dread the awkward in between stage.
The 'new' bed is lower so it wouldn't be blocking the window like this one is. This is the only wall in the room that doesn't have a door on it, so it is the only wall with enough room for the bed. It also will take less space up width wise. Our current bed is a queen; new bed is a full. It seems like our queen mattress will fit, but the bed is pretty much as wide as the mattress, where our current bed has the added posts that make it wider.
If we don't use the bed ourselves we may use it as our son's 'big boy' bed, but that will mess up some plans there.
Decisions, decisions. All because of a $35 bed! It is so pretty, though. What do you think, old bed or new bed? Or I suppose I should say current bed or new-to-me bed, since the 'new' bed is definitely way older than the current bed. What do you think?
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