I found a reclaimed wood buffet for my dining room. It’s true, sometimes non-essential dreams do come true. And, this wood buffet was not found online or in the dining room window display.
You will never guess where I found my future dining room buffet.
I found my wood buffet next to the bathroom at Pottery Barn. It was in a hallway leading to the women’s bathroom. Big surprise!
There was a hold tag on it for another customer.
So I ripped it off and marched up to the checkout counter.
may have thought about it. What? It was made of reclaimed wood. It was the perfect match for this dining room table.
But, the story did not end in the Pottery Barn bathroom hallway.
I went home and checked out the details (price) and dimensions. And that’s when, in the final hours of a Sunday evening, in the top right-hand corner of my screen was a 24-hour flash sale with the following announcement in all caps.
**FREE SHIPPING.** It was a free-shipping miracle sent by a little angel.
But with tuition, mortgage payments and the neverending cash flow demands of my husband’s data analytics company, the online shopping cart usually sents empty or the catalog gets recycled.
Reclaimed Wood Buffet
I think this is where the term angel investors originated. #wink, #snarky.
Once the hutch was in my shopping cart I got my sign from the angel investors; the Bowery reclaimed storage hutch was back-ordered.
Backordered status translates to no credit card charge until the hutch ships from Chicago.
I had time to pay it off before it shipped.
I now refer to this as mom’s angel investor club (entirely different meaning in my husband’s vernacular).
So the best part of this new dining room hutch was that it fit perfectly in my little dining room niche AND it was paid in full before it shipped.
The dining room hutch was made from reclaimed wood with rough edges and dark brass hardware. It matched the industrial vibe and this dining room table.
What do you have your eye on that you might find in a store’s hallway?