Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Dreams Do Come True


If you've been following my blog for awhile you know that I've been wanting a new master bedroom dresser for years now. 


Our dresser was a hand-me-down from my husbands step-dad. We've moved it from house to house and honestly there were no plans in the immediate future to purchase a new one. It was a solid dresser that got the job done. There was always a part of me though that wanted something lighter and maybe just a little more "special". 

Way back in March of last year (2011) I found a dresser at Downeast that I fell in love with. 


I actually blogged about it a little bit in this post. This dresser is the Hampstead Long Dresser from Williams Sonoma Home. 


It retails for almost $4,000. It wound up at Downeast because it was missing that beautiful marble top. Because of that they had it marked down to $2,000 that first time I saw it in March. It was still way more than I could ever spend so I tried as hard as I could to shove it out of my mind. But for the past year now I haven't been able to stop thinking about it. I would literally day dream about it in my bedroom and how amazing it would be. 

Last week Downeast was having their annual tent sale and I saw the dresser marked down to $999. A fourth of it's retail price! But still it was more money than we could spend on a new dresser that we didn't' really need. So once again I tried to shove it out of my mind. We stopped by a few days ago to look at sectionals and I couldn't help to check if the dresser was still there and it was. It had now been marked to $799 plus they were offering an additional 30% off! I spent the rest of the day trying to convince my husband to let me buy it and I think he could see how I was obviously in love with it because he consented! 


Can you hear angels singing in the heavens? I can. 

I also had a gift card to Downeast so my total ended up being around $500. For us that is still a lot of money to spend on a piece of furniture but compared to what we would have spent if we bought it brand new it feels like a steal. Plus we were able to sell our brown dresser and put that money towards the new one. 


Although it's missing it's amazing marble top I still love it. And who knows maybe one day I'll have one cut to fit it. It's such a quality made piece of furniture. I love how tall it is too. 


The moral of this story is that sometimes I think items in our home are "meant to be" there. The fact that this dresser waited around over a year for me to buy it makes me feel like it belonged in my home all along. Sometimes all it takes is a little convincing of our husbands and a really great sale! 

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68 comments:

  1. Yay!!! I think the dresser is perfection, and it looks pretty darn happy in it's new home :)

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  2. wow! awsome indeed! I would love to be able to purchase something like that in Europe!...and with your price! It was yours all along. Congratulations!

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  3. This looks stunning! I can see why you are so thrilled. That's the perfect dresser for your room!

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  4. Love that dresser - congrats on a great deal and a piece of furniture you will be giving to your kids one day!

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  5. It's perfect Kristen! Sometimes it's worth spending the money, you'll have it forever. A classic piece! Happy for you! Nothing like a retail high:)

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  6. Good for you! I love a happy ending. That piece is so versatile that you could use it in an entry, dining room or living room in years to come-but after the long wait I have no doubt you'll be enjoying it in the master bedroom for years to come.

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  7. Good things come to those that wait!! Looks fab in your space.

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  8. Yay! Great dresser and it looks fab in your room.

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  9. Very pretty and goes so well in our bedroom, I agree! Sometimes things are supposed to happen :)

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  10. I love and appreciate this post, because the exact same thing happened to us a while back. It was meant to be, and I also heard the angels singing! :) I love this dresser. The scale and height are perfect. I love how you styled it too. You must smile everytime you walk by it!

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  11. The dresser is gorgeous!!!! So lad it finally made its way o our home. Great price:))

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  12. Gorgeous. Love the dresser too and the price! xo

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  14. The dresser is beautiful and it looks perfect in your bedroom! You really scored on this one! Love it! :)

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  15. What a story! I love it and it looks beautiful in your space!

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  16. It is amazing!! I'm so happy for you. Isn't it nice when husbands can see and hear in your voice when something means so much to you!? It looks so great in your room!

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  17. This is like one of those 'feel good' stories they feature on the news. I love it!! So ment to be. Patience paid off. LOVE the dresser!!

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  18. I think I'm in love it is so beautiful and looks amazing in your space:)

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  19. Kirsten, it looks so great in your room. As I was reading, I was thinking that the dresser was just trying to figure out how to make it home to you! Fun story. Enjoy.

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  20. It's gorgeous! After all those mark downs it was definitely meant to be!

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  21. I saw that there months ago too and have been drooling over it! Except when I saw it there really was one with a marble top! I can't believe you got it for that deal. Way to be patient!! It looks awesome!

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  22. OH. MY GOSH. If you had NOT gotten that, I would have gone bonkers.. It is so beautiful, and you're right, it's hard to find anything like that at a decent price. Looks gorgeous against that wall!!

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  23. Such a great story Kirsten! I'm sure you'll have that piece forever now and hand it down to one of your kids. It looks perfect in your bedroom.

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  24. That dresser is to die for!! Obsessed with the faux bamboo and the clean white color. Great find!!
    Katie
    Athomewhenimwithyou.blogspot.com

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  25. Wonderful post!! Happy that you finally got your 'meant to be!" You will love that piece for years to come :) It is absolutely beautiful.

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  26. Sounds like it was just waiting for you! Great score - it's beautiful :)

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  27. Glad you were able to finally get it at a decent price! Love it when that happens! Patience always pans out :)

    Glad I found your blog :)

    The Pretty Pinhead

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  28. I cannot wait till we move to Utah this summer and I can shop there. And I have a brand new house that needs some furniture. Do all the stores have furniture or just certain ones?

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  29. Congrats, that's some major discount. It looks lovely and worth the wait and $500.

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  30. That wallpaper is to die for! and i love how the frame of the dresser drawers kind of match! It was definitely meant to be!

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  31. It's so beautiful and looks gorgeous with your wallpaper! I have a few items in my home that I've felt were "meant to be" also...such an awesome feeling when things work out that way!!

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  32. Dreams come true indeed! What a beautiful piece at a fabulous price! I would love something similar someday. Congrats on an heirloom piece.

    Annie
    House on Rene

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  33. Yay for your dream dresser! I totally relate to trying convince your husband that some purchases are a NEED, not just a want.

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  34. I read your post this morning (I love the dresser, what a bargain!) and the very same thing happened to me at lunch time today - I couldn't believe it! Your dresser was clearly meant to be.

    Kate

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  35. I love it! So glad you were able to get something you have really been loving!
    xx

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  36. I had to laugh during your entire post. This is the story of every piece of furniture in our home. haha Ahh, gotta love a good deal! :)

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  37. That's an absolutely gorgeous piece! It was definitely meant to be yours. :)

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  38. Yeah! What a happy ending!! The piece is beautiful!! Enjoy
    Maureen

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  39. Totally meant to be! So glad it is finally yours!

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  40. I can't believe it was still there after a year! So worth every dime you spent. You deserve it that is for sure, you lived with the other one for way too long. Congratulations on your perfect purchase

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  41. And this is why I love blogging - we have never even met, but reading that you got your dream dresser after loving it for a year was the very happiest moment of a really great day today. Congratulations on your gorgeous find. It looks beautiful in your home!

    xoxo,
    Meredith & Gwyneth

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  42. Such a neat story, that dresser was meant to be yours! How exciting, enjoy:)

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  43. Gotta love these stories, especially when the amazing find is YOURS! It is gorgeous and looks amazing in your space. Often new finds are so much better because of the fun of the hunt!

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  44. Way to stalk a good piece and finially make it yours! It looks wonderful in the space!

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  45. Beautiful!!! I absolutely love it. I would love something similar in my bedroom. How do you find out about these Downeast tent sales?? You find some great deals!

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  46. heaven - the wait was worth it - fabulous!

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  47. Congrats! That IS a steal! You'll have this gorgeous piece forever.

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  48. Thats awesome, I love that you waited till you knew it was right and then bammm it was there at the right price just for you! It looks perfect in your bedroom!

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  49. I can't believe you lived with the old dresser for so long ... and didn't paint it! Congrats on your new, lovely specimen. I love the idea of a marble top. Gives me some ideas for other furniture pieces!

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