Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Deja vu

Here we go again. The red tool chest is sitting on my bedroom floor waiting to be repacked and returned, yet I decided to run into Sears one more time to see if a clearance tool chest I spotted weeks ago when I began the quest for a bedside table had been marked down any more. Bingo! This is a navy blue top chest that was marked to $168 and further reduced to $99. The intermediate chest was discounted to $78 and further reduced to $55. So for five dollars more than the purchase price of the red chest, I bought both of the blue boxes. I'm keeping them too. I tried talking the department manager into giving me an additional 30% off of the navy boxes when I first spotted them. Since Sears was having a 30% sale on all tool storage, I figured it wouldn't hurt to ask. He wouldn't go for it because they were on clearance. Funny thing is, they would have made more money if they would have sold them to me when I asked for the markdown.

Why will this combination work when the red tool chest wouldn't? For two big reasons:
the navy color and the drawers in the intermediate chest. Red is probably my favorite color, but even I know that too much is, well, too much. The navy is a lot more low key and will be way more adaptable to any changes I make in the room, and the drawers in the intermediate chest pull out independently of the top chest (which means the top of the top chest can remain closed).

I'm still working on the headboard. Right now I'm leaning towards covering it in fabric...maybe this (scroll down to see all of the color choices).

The red duvet cover is done. I'm going to try to get some cleaning in by the end of the week and then I'll take pictures. We've had dreary weather for weeks, which makes it difficult to find the motivation to get anything done around here!!!

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