Every Friday at Pretty Broke is ‘Unique Piece Friday,’ wherein I talk about a unique piece of decor in my apartment. At least, unique to me. Really, just something I want to show off especially.
Here’s a funny story about my dramatic, overstated bed frame: I bought it in a used furniture store. The day I found it, I walked in and was just browsing around, not really sure if I was actually there to purchase anything. I saw it sitting against a back wall, near the clerk’s counter. I stopped, and gazed at it in wonder. My mouth dropped open. It was like seeing a unicorn.
The lady behind the counter saw me looking at it and mistook my awe for disbelief. “Yeah, were having a hard time getting rid of that,” she said. “I think it’s meant for a special kind of person.” She meant this in a derogatory way, as she clearly found it hideous.
I looked at her and said, “Today is your lucky day. I am that person.”
I bought it fairly cheap considering it’s a queen-sized bed frame, and it came with a (brand new) mattress and box springs. It was used, unwieldy, and ugly to a lot of people, so I got a discount. I had it delivered that very day.
Funny enough, the headboard graces the window, and later when I visited the store again the lady working there said she drives by my place often and sees it in the window, and thinks it’s actually quite lovely now! I guess she just needed a frame of reference.