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Notice anything different?  I'll give you a hint.

I finally have a nightstand!  When we were home for Thanksgiving, I got to go to my happy place: the antique mall.

We went antique shopping here in Massachusetts about a month ago and I was only looking for a chair.  I thought it would be a cheap, yet adorably vintage alternative to another nightstand.  Was I ever mistaken.  I guess I forgot I'm now in Massachusetts and everything here has such a rich history.

I couldn't find a single chair that wasn't a) ugly and b) under $300.  Yes.  Three Hundred Dollars.  I'm sorry.  I don't really need a chair that is 250 years old and sat in at the trials for the Boston Massacre.  Someone might, but it's not this girl.  Too much dreary, not enough whimsy.

I found this pretty blue chair for $4.95 at the antique mall at home.  The tag said "as is" on it, and the vendor happened to be there when I picked it up so I asked her what was wrong with it.  She said that she just didn't have the time to sand it down and refinish it like it's $45 counterparts that sat in the booth with it, and I told her that I didn't plan on changing it at all.

And since I'm Ariel, picture me saying, "Isn't it fantastic?!" over and over and over.

It was very clearly someone's idea of a quick paint job, but I think it's pretty charming.  And as much as I'd love for it to have the romantic lines like the bed and my vanity, it's simple, clean lines match up with the nightstand on the other side of the bed, so I think it works out well.

Weirdly enough, I kind of wish it weren't aqua blue.  It kind of cools down the warm tones of the bedroom and I'm not sure how I feel about that yet.  I like the warm wood tones of the furniture and pink baby's breath above the bed, so maybe someday it'll end up out in the living room.  But for now, I think it has enough vintage charm to make up for it's color, and that's what I love about it.

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