My poor sister has been listening to me debate my inner decorator for years. She actually cracked up on the phone the other day and laughed until she was near tears. Who can blame her? I am like a broken record - trying to figure out how to furnish my home. You see - there are two sides to me. One thinks that she has more money than she really does and thinks she deserves to travel the world shopping for each and every piece of furniture.
The other side fears the great depression is nearly upon us and wants to salvage furniture from thrift stores and estate sales. Then she wants to reupholster, or refinish the piece herself!
I need chairs for my family room - really bad. I have seriously considered the entire spectrum of options. From this Baker chair, which retails for $3800 (ottoman $1600)
to this chair from JCPenney, which is on sale for $499. Multiply each option by three because that is how many I need.
I finally settled on a third option which is to purchase three chairs separately. I made this decision as I stood in a furniture consignment store paying $200 for this one.
It is a short squatty wing back and I love it. By the time I buy fabric and pay for recovering - It will cost around $1000. But by doing it this way I will have endless fabric options (top priority for me) and a chair that I actually tried and liked before purchasing.
I think this solution will work for me for a while - but I am sure the issue will resurface. Does anyone have this problem too? What is the answer? Do you wait forever - save up and buy exactly the right furniture or do you compromise and "make do" so that you actually have a place to sit!?!