When I got to town in early March, C was still searching out furniture and home décor. At this point, he is pretty settled and is not delving into different home improvement projects. So I have been a bit bored without a home to decorate with someone else’s money!
However……my brother needed furniture! He has a great house in Abilene, but he had it all filled with his college furniture. That included a card table as his kitchen table, a trunk for a tv stand, and white pleather couches that he got second hand in 2005. It is very much a bachelor pad.
We got lucky, though. I had visited a liquidation sale at the old Wynn Dixie in Abilene, and this was a true liquidation sale. Everything was discounted, and when you walked into the store, a salesman always let you know that all the prices were negotiable. C and I both picked up a bunch of accessories there, and he also got 2 $350 paintings (so $700) for $200 without even haggling.
When my brother and I hit up the liquidation sale today, we were on a mission. It is probably the last week of the sale, they are down to using only half of the grocery store instead of the hole thing, and options are a bit different at this point. But prices are better!
My brother walked out of the store with a sofa, love seat, coffee table, two end tables, a kitchen table, and 4 chairs for $1700. Yes, $1700. The sofa and love seat set STARTED at $1800, and he got all of that stuff for $1700. I was proud to be a part of such a fantastic sale experience!
It was also refreshing to shop with him because he cares, but he doesn’t care. Shopping with C, he has very defined opinions on what he likes, and he would rather spend days shopping to get the right thing. My brother does not have very defined ideas of what he likes, and therefore is much easier to please! Hence walking out of the store with all of that stuff after looking around for half an hour.
Overall, I am glad I had the chance to once again live through others and help spend someone else’s money J
Do you enjoy home decorating?