Boy, do I have a story for you all!
First let me start by saying THANK YOU for all the comments on my last post about the hutch! I took every single one of them into consideration :)
The biggest reason I was stressing over the decision, aside from the fact that it was a big purchase, was because it was a One Kings Lane sale. If anyone has purchased from them you know that the sales are usually only up for a few days. Also, if you see something you want & don’t jump on it immediately it could very well be gone by the time you decide! Sooo…..I kept putting the hutch in my “cart” which essentially gives you about 10 min to close the sale otherwise it’s back up for grabs.
I. kept. doing. this…..ALL MORNING!!
I was scared to buy but scared to let it go! I was on my way to work & knew I had to make a decision. Meanwhile, all of your comments were rolling in so I just decided to purchase it!!!!!!! I was sooooo excited!!!!
And then I started to worry as the day went on. OMG….what have I done? What if I don’t like it in person? It’s always risky buying something sight unseen. There were a few comments about it possibly being too dark or heavy looking (even tho most comments were extremely positive). I knew that the sale was final…so when I got home from work I thought…well maybe I can cancel it since it had only been a few hours since purchasing. They did make an exception & I cancelled the order! Shew! …..that was close!
But wait….it gets worse!
Then I started second guessing THAT decision! I was at the mall returning a few things when I decided I just had to have the freaking hutch already!!! But now the sale was OVER! ENDED! NOWHERE TO BE FOUND!!!! I’m beside myself….
Well, to make a long story short, my husband called the vendor directly & found out the piece was still available! And all we needed to do was call One Kings Lane & ask them reinstate the sale.
I needed to talk to their specialist who was off until Monday (this was Sat)…..
So after waiting all weekend & most of the day today, I’m happy to announce the hutch is mine!!!!!!!!!
WHAT A CRAZY PROCESS!!
Well at least it will always have a story behind it! I’m sure the people at One Kings Lane think I’m cray cray.
I still have mini waves of freaking out about how it will look but it’s done now. It’s mine & I’m gonna love it! I’ve already decided if worse comes to worse & it hits me as too dark, I will either have it stripped & lime washed or painted ( I know a great decorative painter) …..But let’s hope that won’t be necessary
On a different note, Christmas was amazing & my turkey turned out great! Thank you for the many suggestions & recipes. I had already found one I wanted to use from Americas Test Kitchen.
You can find the recipe here
There was no shortage of food! My mom got here by 7:30 in the morning so I had plenty of help….Thank God! I had gotten up at 6:00 am to prep the turkey & get it in the oven. It was perfect :):)
It was a wonderful day full of family, food & laughter. My heart was full of gratitude
Wishing everyone a Happy New Year!
And don’t worry, I will post pics as soon as the new hutch arrives :)