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|Dontcha just love the hotel drapes & carpet combo? via Craig's List|
"Hotel living room chairs. Used. Most are in very good condition. Stop by the Quality Inn & Suites on Scenic Hwy and pick them up. We have 40. They can be sold to one person all together or individually. We're here 24hrs a day. No delivery. First come, first serve. We will remove this post once they are all gone. Please, no phone calls."
It was not a new listing the first time I saw it. I was so excited, especially about that "open 24 hours" part. Hunky Husband was not thrilled with the idea of me going across town at 1am, prolly in my pajamas. He was even less jazzed about my suggestion that he should go instead.
The next day, I set out with Baby Girlie on our grand cheap-chair-getting adventure. The only problem, I locked my house key and purse inside the house. So, our adventure turned into a trip to Hunky Husband's Home Depot store to get a new key made.
The next day my parents were flying in for a visit. Perfect. The hotel is right behind the airport, we could easily go pick up our chairs before we run by to pick up MeMe & Big Daddy.
What had happened was...
That night HH was away from home, Big Girlies had trouble going to bed and Baby Girlie woke up with an earache. After chatting with the on-call doctor at 2am, she took some more children's advil and I held the warm rag over the achy ear. Needless to say, there was not much sleep under my belt when the alarm went off at 6:20am to get the Big Girlies ready for the bus stop.
|picture this in white cotton duck fabric and matched cording. jcaroline home! via Pinterest|
After they left for school, I shut my eyes, just for a minute. When the phone rang, at noon, I don't know who was more shocked, sleeping Mommy, sleeping Baby Girlie or my parents at baggage claim. So, I didn't make it to the hotel that day either.
We had a wonderful week visiting with my parents. We went shopping, antiqueing, beaching, eating and playing.
|littlegreennotebook.com upholstery charts via Pinterest|
I kept my fingers crossed all the way. We started the song with the nervous verse, "Please let them have 2 chairs for us, please let them have 2 chairs for us."
Blessed and lucky, they did have 2 left for us. Now I'll check this pin to see how much white duck fabric I'll need to make the slip covers. In the meantime, I don't hate the blue.
The chairs are sturdy but very light weight -- I have a feeling I'll be toting them around quite a bit. BEST $20 I'VE SPENT IN A LONG TIME. I hope you are finding some great things on Craig's List. As yard sale season heats up, keep an eye out for great deals that can help make your place a little more visit ready.
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