When we moved into our house, I was determined to get a bench. They were “all-the-rage” at the time and I just “needed” one. I was shocked at the high price of benches and couldn’t seem to find any that were a decent size at a decent price. I’m really weird about shopping for things…either I’ll take months and months to find the perfect one, or I’ll just buy the first one I see because I’m too impatient to wait. Either way, I make for an interesting shopper–just ask my husband. 🙂
Anyway, back to benches… My sister-in-law and I decided to check out the local antique market one weekend and hit the jackpot on benches. There were tons, but all for a little more than I wanted to pay. We finally stopped at one booth that had a great bench with a not-so-great price–$150. I really liked it, but knew that I couldn’t justify paying so much. Luckily, while were were browsing around the booth, the owner mentioned that everything was 50% off today! That made the bench $75, which was a little more feasible. Being the annoying shopper that I am, I still wondered if I could find a better deal, so I dragged my sister-in-law around to a few more booths until we realized, that we weren’t going to find a better bench for a better price. I made my purchase, some how fit the thing in the backseat of my sister’s Honda, and were off. Since our bed doesn’t have a headboard or foot-board, the bench was a great finishing touch to the end of the bed. It also added seating in our master bedroom, which is always ideal to have.