I'm an internet shopper/browser - it keeps from making as many impulse buys. I have been drooling over this table for weeks now:
(Source: Furniture Fair)
I had called Furniture Fair a few weeks back to see if this table was in any of their showrooms. I wanted to see it, touch it, sit in the chairs before I purchased it. I was told they didn't have it in any of their showrooms, and it was backordered.
We went to another store, whose name I won't mention, because they advertised the same table for just $20 more. I did not have a good feeling when we walked in the store - it felt just a little bit shady. I saw the table, and liked the design, but the color was just enough off that I wasn't a big fan. Combined with the bad feeling, I decided I wasn't interested.
Mom and I went on with our shopping, which involved driving right by Furniture Fair. Mom convinced me to stop and look - what's the worst that could happen? I told the salesman that I was looking for a kitchen table set that included a bench, and he took us back to show us what they carried. Wouldn't you know, they had THIS table in a different color!! I was so excited, and told him that he had brought us to what I had been dreaming of. He told me it came in the color above, and I told him I wanted it.
He checked, and it IS backordered. It should be in their warehouse in 4-6 weeks. No instant gratification, but I am so happy I got the table I wanted! I can't wait to put it in my kitchen - I think it will help finish that room.
What piece of furniture made a room for you?