Stopped in at Pier One the other day to check out their rug selections and came home with a counter stool.
Isn't that always the way? When you stop looking for something, you find it!
They had so many wonderful stools and chairs at reasonable prices. I think I drooled all over most of them!
Remember my inspiration piece for the kitchen I showed recently? This dish towel I've been hoarding for a few years...
Because of the dish towel, I knew I wanted to add more black and white to the kitchen to tone down all the gold-ish brown of the cabinets.
This black stool with a creamy white top seemed like it would be just perfect for the counter. Most important...It's really comfortable!
We need three stools, but I bought just one to try out since I was debating between these with white tops or ones that were all black. Buying one meant I'd only have to lug one home and back to the store if it wasn't a good fit or the colors were wrong.
I learned my lesson when I ordered three Restoration Hardware counter stools back in 2013. It would've been a much cheaper lesson if I had only ordered just one to try out instead of the three.
It took me 3 years to finally call it quits with those stools, even though I knew when I unpacked the first one they weren't right for us. In 2016, I wrote about it here.
So back then a young woman on Craigslist got a real bargain on three Restoration Hardware counter stools, and I learned a lesson about buying just one of something to try out.
Now we'll be going back to confidently buy two more stools real soon. Hope you'll join me at Amaze Me Monday over at Dwellings - The Heart of Your Home.
Thanks for dropping by!