If you follow B & B’s Nest regularly, you know it is not beneath me to come home with a furniture item from the side of the road. I believe that just about any piece of furniture can be transformed with a little creativity and some time, and I hate to see a good item go in the trash. I’ll have none of that!
Ssssooooooo . . . a few weeks ago I was on my way to the grocery store, kids in tow. I was going the usual route and when I rounded a corner and headed down the street, I swear I saw a piece of furniture, something brown, something large on my left. Is it? No, it can’t be. It is! That can’t be sitting on the curb waiting for someone to take it home. It is! What? OMG. I’m all alone. The stroller is in the back of the car. There’s no room for it. It probably wouldn’t fit anyways. How on earth am I going to lift it all by myself? Call the hubby. When are you going to be home? Ugh, it might be gone by then. Maybe I can sit here beside it in the car, waiting? No, that’s just crazy. I quickly called our neighbors, who are nice enough to let me use their pick up truck whenever I need it. I told them I needed it that afternoon if I could have it. They said no problem and left the keys in our mailbox. Sweet. Hopefully I can get the piece of furniture later that afternoon. But what if it’s not there?
Then, I took a deep breath and thought to myself “I’m going to the grocery store. If it’s still there on my way home, I’ll worry about it then.” Well, it was. And the hubby was not far behind me. He met me at home. I hopped in the pick up and he followed me in our car. There certainly wasn’t any way I was going to be able to get it in the truck by myself. Luckily, once again, it was still there when we rounded the corner. What you don’t know is that the corner it was on is a very busy intersection and it was rush hour, so I was shocked that it was still there!
And here is what caused all of the commotion that day: