God Loves Me and My Decorating
Sometimes I feel like God remembers what I see and like when I’m shopping and later finds it for me on Craigslist. Okay, maybe that sounds a little nuts, but this kind of stuff has happened so many times for me! Here’s the story.
Almost two years ago, before I was married, I was out shopping in Martin City at an adorable (but expensive) home decor shop, Rooms that Bloom, and I saw this gorgeous headboard! It was a queen size (which I thought we were going to have at the time) dark wood with little carved birds that perched on top. And it was like $2000. Later, I found it online, again still for a couple thousand dollars.
Well that was a couple years ago, we closed on our house, got married, moved in to our little project renovation, bought bedroom furniture, even decided to go with a King bed (glad I didn’t get that headboard in queen) all sorts of things happened…but I never found a headboard I liked. I kept remembering the little birdies.
I did find the Claudette Headboard by Ballard Designs, below.
But even Ballard’s is $599 for a King, and honestly I don’t like it as much. There’s only one lonely bird, the wood looks too light and it looks kinda cheap to me – not to mention $599 on a headboard isn’t exactly a bargain, and that doesn’t include shipping! Nope, that wasn’t the one for me.
A couple weeks ago, I was cleaning out my iPhone photo library. Do you ever do that? Go through all your mobile photos and delete the silly ones? Well that’s what I was doing when I came across the original photo I had taken almost 2 years ago of that queen-size bird headboard. I thought to myself how sad it was that I was probably never going to find it at a price I could afford, and I deleted the photo.
The next day, yes I’m totally serious, THE NEXT DAY, I was cruising Craigslist on my phone as is a regular habit of mine, and I came across this post with a blurry photo about a King headboard with birds. I instantly emailed the guy asking if he’d hold it for me. A few days later, my awesome dad, who has made more Craigslist truck pickup trips for me than I can count, and my husband, who’s had to move more of my Craigslist purchases in and out of various rooms of our house, went to check this thing out.
That’s my headboard! Brand-new, tags still on it, just one small nick on a post. This guys sells off unclaimed freight like this and sold it to me for LESS than 10% of the computer retail price above. Same manufacturer, same everything.
Here it is in my room – this thing is MASSIVE and beautiful and I love it. Every time I see it, I think about the faithfulness of the Lord to hear even the smallest desire our heart. It reminds me that He cares about my little budget housewife’s decorating heart, and that He can find me unbelievable things, above and beyond all I could ask or imagine just to let me know that He loves me.