I found this cute little smoking stand at the flea market the other day.
There was an ashtray on the top, but here's how the haggling went down:
Me: Would you take any less for this "old beat up" thing ? (my way of implying it was of no
Man with a few teeth: How much is it?
Me: Well, the tag says $25.00
Man with a few teeth: The Winston ashtray on top of it is worth at least $25.00
Me, with a big smile: Well, actually, I don't want the ashtray! (sounds like it should be free,
Man with a few teeth: How about $20.00?
Me (smirking): I thought the ashtray was the most valuable part of this - are you trying to trick me? (making "puppy dog" sad eyes)
Man with a few teeth: OK, final price - $15.00.
Me (trying not to do the happy dance in public, acting cool): Well, OK, I think I will take it (picking it up and handing him cash)
Man with a few teeth: Hey, give me that ashtray, I'm gonna try to sell it for a few bucks!
So I sanded it and sprayed it with every blogger's favorite Heirloom White - AND I don't like it!! It's too yellow for my taste, but I'm too lazy to spray it over, so the color stays.
And then, my favorite part, what I call the "doodling". I painted harlequin diamonds on the drawer and I striped the bottom of the legs: I am going to "doll up" the knob...but here is my problem....I never know when to stop the doodling. I want to add some black checks, tan polka dots on the side, some more stripes....
What do you think? Should I quit or keep going?
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