I Bought Two Really Expensive Shelves By Accident

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

This wasn't one of those times when I got home and told Alex that 20 items "accidentally" ended up in my cart during a trip to Homesense.

This online purchase was really and truly an accident.

I think I mentioned awhile back that I've been doing some family photo sessions as a hobby and earning a little bit of extra spending money. I've pretty much earned the title of the world's most indecisive person because I still haven't been able to choose or decide on a single thing to splurge on for the house.  
Instead, I like to pretend shop online for expensive things. For the last little while I've been eyeing these shelves from Pottery Barn:

I thought the shelves might look good on the last empty section of wall in our dining room.
Yesterday I got an email in my inbox that said FREE SHIPPING ON EVERYTHING from Pottery Barn. Being from Canada I was a little bit wary and decided to investigate to see if the free shipping would apply to me as well.
I added the shelves to my cart (for fun). I entered my info. I entered the discount code. Then...... I hit the 'next' button. I guess I've been doing too much shopping at other online stores (like Gap Kids and Amazon) because I was certain that there would be a final page to review my order before committing.
Nope. When I hit 'next' I got quite the surprise. It said thank you for my order and my purchase would be shipped in 7-10 business days.
Well, At least I can't be indecisive about dining room shelves anymore.

P.S. It's a good thing that I selected the right size.

P.P.S. No free shipping.

P.P.P.S. I could've DIYed some shelves but I'm pretty much lazy now.

P.P.P.P.S. It was really fun explaining what I did to my husband.

P.P.P.P.P.S. Don't look at the price of those shelves. Ouch.


  1. Oh no! At least they are really, really pretty. :)

    1. I just hope they look good in the space. Eeeeek!

  2. Oh that's funny , I sure hope you like them, cha ching I had to look and see what the damage was. I did some online shopping yesterday also free shipping turned into $14 of shipping which was not bad considering all the items I bought, clothes for my kids for Christmas. But wouldn't it be nice if free shipping was free shipping for us too. I do love online shopping, but now I will be sure to be careful while shopping on Pottery Barn.

    1. I guess I shouldn't complain since for the longest time I just wished that Pottery Barn would ship to Canada. It's still crazy expensive but at least it's an option for us now, right? :)

  3. Oh no! I love Pottery Barn. I was just at the one in the United States (Walden Galleria) and told my husband to grab my toothbrush I'm just going to move into the store. So beautiful. Sigh... Enjoy your new purchases! They are gorgeous.


    1. I know what you mean. Sometimes I wish I could just teleport myself into those website images sometimes. (I don't have a store near me, haha.)

  4. That's EXACTLY how I accidentally bought an Ipad. My bank was offering "good prices" on the ipad and I expected that second "confirmation" screen to confirm my purchase and next thing it said, "thanks - your device will be delivered in X days". I kind-of freaked.....The ipad didn't grow on me for 6 months :) Now we're firm friends :)

    1. Marcia, this made me feel so much better! :) I think I would have been really happy with an accidental iPad purchase, too. Hee hee.


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