Last week I told you the story of a Craig's list find.
A leather couch and loveseat with "some scratches."
It was a great deal mainly because the corners were ripped to shreds by a cat with some emotional issues.
The silent conversation Jeff and I had over the seller's head went something like this:
J: Are you serious? The corners look terrible.
Me: I can fix it. Trust me! It is perfect for our space. It is the best deal of the century.
J: I adore you and don't want to hear you whine about the 'deal of the century your mean husband wouldn't let you buy.' So okay, but I reserve the right to say I was right.
Me: You won't be sorry! I love you most fantastic wonderful husband!
I fixed it with a patch of faux leather and hotglue.
After deciding the couch was PERFECT, but the loveseat didn't really fit in our space,
I advertised just the loveseat on Craigslist.
I said things like "classy mahogany brown leather" and "professional looking patch that does not detract from the beauty of this quality piece of furniture."
I sold it in 5 hours for the same price as we paid for both the couch and loveseat.
I said before that God gave me this deal! He is a good God who takes care to clothe the lillies of the field and find the perfect deal for my basement furniture. (Matthew 6:28)
I am so fantastically blessed to have a beautiful couch that was essentially FREE!
|Before basement remodel.|
|After new windows, paint, baseboard, subfloor, carpet and pad, and new lighting. Before dreamy leather couch.|
Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life,
what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear.
Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes?
Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them.
Are you not much more valuable than they?
Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? And why do you worry about clothes?
See how the lilies of the field grow.
They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.
If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will He not much more clothe you,
O you of little faith?
So do not worry, saying, `What shall we eat?' or `What shall we drink?' or `What shall we wear?'
For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.
But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.
Each day has enough trouble of its own.