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!
To get all the sources for items in my master bedroom and home go here.