Monday, September 13, 2010

What the he** did I just do?

Do you ever have buyer's remorse? I rarely do. Now back in the day, when I was a shoe-aholic, I did lots, especially if I had blisters and sore feet after wearing a particularly gorgeous "bargain." But now, I am a frugal, coupon clipping, practical, mom.

I mentioned how I wanted to decorate my empty living room using some furniture we had already, getting chair recovered, moving a couch from another room, maybe buying a small table. Well, I went a little crazy yesterday.

I went to a local furniture store that was going out of business to find a coffee table or ottoman for our family room. I found instead a couch and love seat for our living room (the one I was trying to decorate inexpensively). Since the store was going out of business, everything was priced to move and move quick. I talked it over with big tall hubby and he said we should do it. I thought about it all night, losing sleep over it. I mean I am so ridiculous. Big tall hubby did not get to look at the pieces because he had classes last night until late. I was afraid to wait to buy them because the store was pretty bare, I was worried they'd just be gone in a couple days. I felt like I had to get them, the pressure was on, the pressure I put on myself anyway. I mean, I was all set to put my cheapo-decorating plan into action. What the heck was I thinking?

So, I bought them. What do you think? I am feeling like I just went nuts temporarily. I never make big purchases fast, it takes me forever to mull things over. I drive myself and hubby crazy taking forever, just not this time. Now I am contemplating paint colors, still repurposing furniture, and shopping for drapes or material to make some.
Why does furniture look so much bigger when you get it home?
The kids love them, calling them "king and queen" chairs.
**sigh**
Feeling a bit overwhelmed.

4 comments:

Cindy said...

I'm with you ...I never make big decisions quickly!:0 Sometimes it really drives my hubby nuts!:)
But sometimes you just have to move quick when good deals are involved!!
Happy Decorating
Enjoy the day

Sarah said...

Please, I've had buyers remorse plenty. It's pretty much the reason I haven't purchased a rug yet...lots of $ means you better love it for a long time. I think it will all work out perfectly. Now you can repurpose and thrift-ify all the accesories ;) I can't wait to see what you do!

Becca said...

Have had fun catching up. Like the band-aids all over the house thing...clever! Your kids are adorable, and no, you are not the only blubbering Mama...count me in! Ty just started preschool too...he seems ready and too small all at the same time. Ahhh...I get weepy just thinkin about it.

Jill said...

I'm the same with decisions. Always carefully thinking it through. But sometimes you just have to jump in and enjoy! This set is gorgeous! Can't wait to see how you decorate it all!

blessings,
Jill