Yesterday I posted about trying to find a beautiful unique vintage piece of furniture with no luck; I eventually found this on craigslist.
It’s not vintage but it is different from most changing tables. I realized it wasn’t perfect but I had a couple ideas of how to make it great.
So, I call the lady and arrange a time to meet and buy
After being directed to the wrong place THREE times I finally arrive and meet the lady
She shows me the piece and I start to open drawers….
The top drawer was not secure
she says,” Oh you can just push that together and it looks fine.”
I open another drawer
She says,” oh the bottom drawer doesn’t work. My son broke it so my husband just screwed the drawer front on. You can’t even tell it’s not a drawer.You can just make a drawer and it would be perfect”
She then says,” This changing pad cover comes off so that you can wash it, my son pooped on it all the time so I know .”
This woman is crazy!
I respond with a quickly made up story so I could stall and quickly flee,” well unfortunately I was looking for something with a little more storage. I don’t think this is what I need right now , if I see anyone looking for something like this I’ll let them know!” meanwhile I’m quickly walking back to the van….
oh my. I have met some silly people on craigslist. You just never know who you’re going to meet. I didn’t even mention the 25 dogs that meet me at the side of my van upon opening up the door . Or the 5 naked kids running around the front yard.
long story short. I have less than 3 days to find a piece of furniture. The baby shower is SATURDAY I can’t show up with nothing! I really didn’t want to gift her with purchased things, I want to make something special.
Back to the drawing board
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