But aside from the football watching and hours spent at World Market this weekend, my husband was finally home from his 48 hour shift on Sunday morning and we decided to just enjoy a relaxing day together. This included, you guessed it. . . more house decor hunting (and a trip by our new home)! The house shopping led us to an awesome salvage place just a few towns over that I love (I won't mention names because I'm still too upset over what went down, and as my husband likes to say, I have a tendency to be a little bit bitchy when I'm upset #sorryimnotsorry). But back to the story at hand. So I was in search of the perfect bar cart, a search I have been on for quite some time with very little success. I have a picture of what I want in my head, so it should be in existence right?!? S
o the last time we were at the salvage place a few weeks ago the girl mentioned that they were getting in a bunch of carts that day and that they would be available in the next week or two. So after wandering around their store and seeing none, I was ready to leave disappointed. Because my husband knows I don't like to start awkward conversations or talk to people I don't know (blogging is totally different clearly), he asked the girl for us. It just so happens that they have tons of out buildings that house more "treasures" and she grabbed the key to show us. I was amazed when she opened the door to pile after pile of antique & salvage treasure. I should have known from the start that this wasn't going to end well. So after peering through every pile and item I found the perfect cart! Of course it was probably also the heaviest in this large building and situated at the very back of this storage area, but the girl and my husband
The worker called over her boss to take a look at the piece and let us know the price tag. I was expecting it to be expensive, but figured for a couple hundred dollars and a few calories burned I could give that cart a home in our upstairs bonus room as our new bar cart. What was the price you ask, oh just $795. But don't worry, because we were there today, they would give us a discount and only charge us $695. Are you kidding me?!? And that's when my smile turned to a grimace, I walked to our car, got in and left.
I'm not sure which wealthy person was going to pull up after us and purchase a $795 rusted steel cart, but it wasn't going to be us. Both Dan and I were pissed. Clearly the owner is just out there to make a ton of money and rip people off. What would you consider reasonable for that cart? I hope I'm not the only one who thinks that is outrageous! So if you see me today, I am super bummed about the lack of bar cart in my car ready to move in to our house as soon as it's finished, happy that the exterior of our house is currently being painted, and still on the hunt for the perfect bar cart! I'm currently checking craigslist daily, have searched everything I can think of on etsy, am always open to suggestions on where to look, and may or may not be found searching run down barns in the area.