When I decorate, I never really know what the end result is going to be. This is because I am a thrift store, sales price, and yard sale decorator. This means that I have to find something before I decide I need it. I hate to get a specific item in my mind and then feel like I have to have that exact thing when I know that I can’t afford it. That practice breeds too much discontentment in my life. And so, the way I combat that is by using magazines and catalogs simply as inspiration and if I find something at a low price that will help me work to the end of that inspiration, I buy it. When I was putting the guest room together, I knew wanted a nice little foot bench to go at the foot of the bed.
Since one of the nightstands, the dresser, and the chair in the guest bedroom are all dark wood, a light and air sort of bench is what i was looking for. I found some online and at some retail stores but just could not bring myself to pay the retail price. Instead of paying the price, I made a foot bench out of an old coffee table and was satisfied.
I walked into goodwill one day to do my normal morning run and noticed this little rush cane foot bench. I walked past it a few times knowing that I liked it but I could not think of what to do with it. I now have a new rule that i will not buy anything at goodwill unless I know for sure what I am going to do with it. After walking about a few times, I remembered the guest bedroom. The room already had a little bench in there that I had made from a small coffee table and so I had forgotten that I still wanted a lighter and airy-er bench and this one was perfect. I pay $10 for it and brought it home, and gave it a thorough cleaning. Now it sits at the foot of the bed.
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