The other morning on the way home from the gym, I was driving down a busy street not far from my house and spotted this by the road.
It might not look like much to you. But as I was flying past I spotted what looked like a chrome chair in the pile of furniture waiting to be sent to the landfill. I kept driving, thinking:
1. It's raining.
2. It's probably junk.
3. This road is really busy, so I would have to park on a side street somewhere and then walk down the busy street's sidewalk.
4. It's rush hour.
5. WHAT IF SOMEONE SEES ME WALKING DOWN THE SIDEWALK WITH A CHAIR?
6. BUT: "WHAT IF IT'S MILO BAUGHMAN??"
I kept driving but then then thought to myself, "Nothing ventured; nothing gained." So I turned around at the next intersection and went back to look. Thankfully I was on my way back from the gym wearing gym clothes, so I could pretend to be jogging down the sidewalk rather than dumpster diving in Foxcroft.
I glanced nervously through the pile and decided that the chrome chair, while sadly not Milo Baughman, was a keeper. There were probably some other good things, too, but I had too much pride to keep looking. Like one of those moments where you see a celebrity but play it cool and don't ask for a picture because you don't want to look like an amateur. Please. Ask for the picture. Dig through the pile.
I carried the chair down the street to my car and threw it in the back of my car. Isn't the chrome frame fabulous?
After I got it home, I looked at it more closely.
Obviously the camel faux leather has to go. But it has nice lines. I'm thinking navy velvet?
Have you ventured and gained lately?