Monday, July 18, 2011

chicken crate

 this weekend my friend kim, cousin victoria, aunt pam, and i headed to lakewood 400 antiques market for a little shopping and girl time! i was on the hunt for one thing...and one thing only. 
an antique chicken make into a coffee table.
ever since seeing this post from layla...
and her cute finished product....

i knew that is what i wanted. but a search on craigslist came up with one...about an hour and a half away...and ebay had several...the cheapest being $75 with either shipping(ummmm....not cheap) or pick up only(no thanks illinois).
 i neglected to tell brian what i was longing for...he wouldn't understand. when he asked, i just told him i wanted some of those blue glass seltzer bottles...and even that got a funny look. so i knew me and the chickens had to keep quiet.
 to make a long story short...we had only been there about 20 min. when i spotted the golden egg. and y'all. i promise. my heart skipped a beat. THAT'S how excited i was. i gasped, grabbed victoria, and we both stared at it with our hands over our mouths...while the angles sang gloriously around us. then i looked at the price. $45. ummmm...SOLD. i seriously have NEVER bought anything so fast. ever. in my life. 
 i did see some more things that were pretty awesome...but i was happy with my crate. it was what i came here for...and i had been successful.
here is my conversation with brian while shopping....
b: any finds?
h: yes! bought a chicken crate for $45!!!!! i am in love. it is awesome.
b: does it come with a chicken?

so when we got home and i pulled that sucker out...SURPRISE...i think brian thought i had lost my mind. he hated it. and he couldn't figure out for the life of him why i would pay $45 for a used chicken crate...with a tiny bit of poop on it.
after i showed him the pictures of my vision...

i think it helped a little bit...but i told him he will just have to trust, wait, and see...
for now...i'm off to scrub down my crate. the first step in bringing out her hidden beauty.

isn't she pretty? :)

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