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van’s Nursery- Part 2

July 17th, 2010

Apparently receiving “baby stuff” has put me in full gear to get van’s nursery finished.

I spent last weekend measuring and taping off the final stripes.

And by mid-week I was finished painting!

Pretty cute, if I do say so myself!!

{please excuse the mess in the corner}

And then yesterday, American Express delivered us a great Baby gift.  What? Do you not have that kind of relationship with your credit card company?? ha-ha  Let me explain.

On one of my recent business trips, I was hanging in my hotel room surfing through my favorite blogs, when I came across this post on Nursery Gliders over at Aubrey + Lindsay’s Blog.  Mr. vB and I have been debating on the kind of glider we want for our little guy, so I clicked on the links she provided.  Next thing I knew I was on the Restoration Hardware Baby and Child Site staring at this beauty.

I wasn’t sure if it was that big red SALE sign that attracted me or that it came in aqua with white piping, but I was in love.

But here is where it gets really good.  So I have been saving up my American Express Reward Points for the past 4 years figuring that one day I would have enough to spend on something nice.  Lately I have been thinking I could put the points towards a glider at Pottery Barn Kids, but those gliders seemed very large and out of our budget even with the rewards points.  After I saw this glider at Restoration Hardware, I quickly went to my rewards site to see if they were a participating vendor.  And guess what?  THEY WERE!! The next day I called and I was able to score a $500 gift card to put towards the purchase of this chair.

BUT WAIT- it still gets better.

I was telling my buddy Adrienne about my score purchase and she told me that Restoration was running a promo that if you signed up for their online Baby Registry you could get a $100 voucher towards any purchase over $400.  I quickly headed over to their site and sure enough, once I signed up for a few items, a $100 voucher was headed my way.  I thought it might be too good to be true that I could use it in conjunction with my gift card, but I called Customer Service to ask.  Sure enough they said I could!!  Another Score!!

But we’re still not done saving money…

I then received an email from Restoration Hardware last week saying that my chair had gone on clearance and that I could save an additional 10% off the purchase.  Again I picked up the phone and called my friends at RH to see if I could get a price adjustment to reflect the clearance price.  And guess what they said?? {I’m starting to feel like a broken record here} YES! YES! YES!  Actually that is probably what I said after I hung up the phone.

Here’s the final breakdown in case my super long story has got you super confused.

The Classic Track Arm Swivel Glider…originally $999 but on sale for $599.

So $599, minus $500 Amex Points, minus $100 voucher, minus 10% extra off for clearance...

EQUALS an almost free chair.

It’s like they are paying us to take it from them.  All we have to pay is about $150 for freight and tax.  Plus I think they actually owe me $60 because the total of the chair came to $439 before we used the $500 gift card.  {Have no fear I will be calling my buddies in customer service shortly to inquire! ha-ha}

I’m excited to report that yesterday afternoon about 4:30 Restoration Hardware came knocking on our door.

And here’s the beauty they delivered..

Sorry for the wrinkles.. I was too excited to get the slipcover on to steam it first.

And isn’t the aqua fabric the perfect match to my stripes?!

I’m in LOVE!!!

Thanks American Express!

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  1. July 17th, 2010 at 14:07 | #1

    I love the way everything is coming together! And that chair! So great and what a deal!!!

  2. July 17th, 2010 at 18:46 | #2

    That’s amazing! I LOVE it…I think the scale is fantastic and agree that PB gliders seem a bit overstuffed. Not that I’m in the market for nursery items!

  3. CeeCee
    July 18th, 2010 at 06:11 | #3

    Looking good. Little Van is going to have quite a nursery. Can’t wait to rock him in the new chair.

    It’s time to start on all the rest. Have sewing machine ready to roll.

  4. Adrienne
    July 18th, 2010 at 06:18 | #4

    you certainly know how to paint a mean stripe tots!! LOVE how the room is coming along…and can’t wait to try out the chair. Baby Van is going to love his nursery.

    This is so exciting. ;)

  5. Denise
    July 18th, 2010 at 07:59 | #5

    I love it!! You are amazing and soooooo smart. It’s going to be precious. Hope you are feeling good!

  6. August 3rd, 2010 at 19:17 | #6

    I LOVE that chair! It looks awesome. :)

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