I’ve been planning for furniture for Regan’s room for a couple of months. I found what I wanted pretty quickly, but I had to wait to buy it until I had the funds. Did you know they actually don’t let you buy things on charm and good looks? Crazy, I know.
Last week I finally went in to purchase it and I was so excited. I decided on a pretty set from a local budget-friendly chain. On the day I decided to make the purchase, I went to a different location than the one I had originally visited.
The sales person that greeted me had the same name as someone I have an extreme distaste for. She was super friendly and showed me to the bedroom set I was interested in. Immediately I felt different about the purchase. The set didn’t look as nice as it did the first time I saw it. The knobs on the dressers weren’t as sturdy. And when the sales person touch the bed with her foot and it scuffed immediately, I knew I wouldn’t be making that purchase.
When I left I decided to go across the street to a more expensive furniture store. I didn’t think I could afford Regan’s bedroom furniture there, but I wanted to compare what they had to what I was now turning down my nose to make sure I wasn’t overreacting.
The sales lady that greeted me had the same name as my dear friend Disco Diva. I know you might think it’s weird, but that immediately put me at ease. I asked her to show me youth furniture in white and when she took me to the set I loved it immediately. I could totally picture my baby sleeping on it for years to come.
In the end, the cost of everything with tax and delivery came to only a couple of hundred dollars more, but the difference in quality in insurmountable.
Regan’s furniture was delivered a few days later. After the delivery guys left, I stood in her room and got a little teary-eyed. It made me so happy to create her own little special space.
She absolutely loves it. I think she really gets that it’s just for her! I’m really looking forward to decorating it and making it special according to her personality.