Usually, when I add a new piece of furniture I’ve found junkin, it takes the place of something that gets sold. This is how I am able to continuously update and refresh my home without stressing my budget. Plus, it keeps me from becoming just another episode on Hoarders. But seriously, when I decided to just add this one single side chair without losing another, I had no idea I would spend half a day working it out. I fell into the decorating woes.
Here’s the culprit.
This was a curbside find, that needed just a little TLC. I replaced the seat and reupholstered. I thought briefly about re-staining it but I liked the look so much, I decided to keep the chair. It looks so innocent, doesn’t it? Well, let me tell you this chair nearly made me lose my sanity.
Decorating Woes – The Blindside
I knew exactly where I wanted to put the chair and after I placed it, I knew my instincts were dead on. It looks great with the other chairs around my kitchen table. But then I was left with this great chair that I also wanted to keep, and the chair placement challenge began. I didn’t want to get rid of any of my chairs. I LOVE MY CHAIRS! Which one was going to get the ax?
Honestly, it didn’t take me long to decide there was no way in hell I was getting rid of one of my chairs, I just had to make room.
So the pretty chair I worked so hard on ( another curbside find) that used to be at the kitchen table was moved into my bedroom and placed in front of my secretary desk.
Ta Da! Problem solved. Yeah, not really because I was still left with a chair. I called friends, I restaged rooms, I took pictures, I was determined to figure this out because I love this chair too. Then it dawned on me.
My home is around 1800 square feet without the garage. I have limited space, but surely I could find somewhere to put a chair that wouldn’t look out of place or make my room look like a furniture store with too much stock. I’m a bright gal, a chair wasn’t going to defeat me. So I sat the chair down in front of the fireplace to think it through. And then a magical thing happened. It looked really good where I sat it down. My decorating mojo was back! I quickly rearranged the area and a big sigh of relief followed. My chairs all had a home.
I did it! An entire day of chair shuffling was over and I won, I beat the decorating woes. And I make this pledge. Never again will I decide to keep a chair without removing one. But, I crossed my fingers while saying it, just in case.