Whenever I see these threads pop up about "let's show off pictures of our crafting spaces", I cringe just a little bit. Our teeny tiny office / sewing room is in no kind of shape to be photographed. It's small and cramped with repurposed furniture that's barely meeting our needs and a completely inefficient use of space. I yearn for a "proper" space to do my work (both crafty and otherwise), especially the more I get into this hobby.
Well, I took one step closer this past weekend. Last year, Pier 1 sold a Project Table that was, in essence, a knock-off of the pricey Pottery Barn version. Unbeknownst to me, the item was quickly discontinued, marked down, and is now near impossible to find. Well, after exhausting all of my local stores, I started calling stores in the NY / NJ area, where at least my mom could pick one up if I could find it. Well, lo and behold, I found not one but FOUR of these bad boys.
And here's the best part ... they're down to $199 each. (And one of them was the floor model with an additional 25% off). Here's what I learned: some stores still have one hanging around in their stock room ... and some didn't even realize it was back there. Call around and find someone good on the phone who's willing to go move a few boxes to see if they still have any.
My mom is going to keep two of them (my younger brother is moving out this month and she's setting up a crafting room of her own) and I'm getting the other two. Now I have some motivation to get organized.
Here's my next mission (and maybe you can help): these Pottery Barn Wood Buttons wall art. Again, I coveted these in the catalog but didn't act quickly enough -- they were discontinued, marked down, and now impossible to find. I keep searching eBay to no avail. Does anyone have a lead on a set of these??