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The time I almost fainted over a bar cart

Monday, November 10, 2014

I'll admit it, I am in total house prep mode, counting down the hours till it's finally finished and on the hunt for all the decor I need to make our house a home the moment I get those keys. Please don't try telling me I'm crazy, my husband has already done that and I continue to ignore him. My hunt for items filled my weekend. Saturday I spent the day with my Mom scouring World Market, Kohls, Target, and Bed Bath and Beyond. It's safe to say that it may or may not look like World Market has thrown up in my home once we've moved in. But I can't help the fact that they are one of the few places that has the exact shade of mint I've been looking for. #yesihaveaproblem. We of course ended the day watching the Oregon Duck game, and flipping back and forth during commercials to the Alabama game to support my blogging bestie Morgan. I think it's safe to say I'm glad I'm not that guy from Utah today or this week for that matter. (rule #1 make sure you're in the end zone before dropping the ball to begin your celebration)

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 happily carried it out for us. And that's when it all ended.

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.
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  1. Ok that stinks! No you aren't crazy, that seems incredible INSANE haha! What the heck.

  2. stop. $795? that cannot be the real price. was it salvaged from the Titanic and made from copper out of the Queen's personal collection? also, it's too bad, because that definitely is the perfect looking cart.

  3. I'm sorry it was so expensive... I am in full house planning mode.. we are building a new home so I feel ya.. Except i cant by anything yet. lol as all of our money I tied up in purchasing the house.. hahaha

  4. Ummm that price is SUPER ridiculous! It's a rusted cart for gawd's sake!!! Did it belong to a president?!?! WTF.

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle

  5. Noooo, that price is definitely ridiculous! It's annoying because it's a totally cute cart, but I'm sure you'll find another winner soon!

  6. That SAME thing happened to me! I found one that I loved at a salvage shop close to my house. The only problem was the whopping $900 price tag! Hell No!! Since then I have found a couple on Overstock that I'm thinking about purchasing. Not as cute or as rustic, but the price is much, much more reasonable.

  7. That is crazy! I could not even imagine paying anything close to that for that cart. I don't know about where you live, but near me, there are lots of "yard sale" facebook pages for my area. If you just search for the name of your city/county (or a nearby one) and then the words yard sale or garage sale after it, they will probably come up. It's basically craigslist, but in a facebook group. Good luck finding your bar cart!