This is my monthly entry in:
I’m told it didn’t have to appear on a Tuesday. So there.
I think I have interior design ADD. You may laugh and think it’s funny, but I’m worried.
This is serious.
My basement TV room needs some serious work. I mean, it’s really scary down there. So, I’ve begun working on it…kinda.
I recently moved my Pier 1 black-and-white wing back chairs out of my office and into the basement and moved a pair of thrift-store chairs that I plan to recover into the office.
Okay, looking at this picture, I can see how bad my problem is. None of these pieces of furniture are even in this room any more! Oy! It’s worse than I thought!
Anyway, these are the chairs I moved into my office to recover, so they were no longer taking up space in my dining room. I also purchased a beautiful fabric…all 18 yards of it….to recover these beauties. In gray. ’Cuz gray is my new thang. I love me some gray! You can check out the fabric here.
I was even looking at this couch in gray for the basement thinking it would probably go with the black-and-white chairs. Not to mention the fact that it has a high back and I really want a sofa with a high back. Right now I have an Ikea Ektorp love seat in the basement, which is okay, but it’s too small, the cushions are too squishy and the back isn’t tall enough to lean your head on when you’re getting drowsy watching TV. And I always get drowsy watching TV.
It’s all good so far, right? Yeah, this is where it goes haywire for me.
It All Started With Paint posted her vision board for re-doing her dining room and living room in blue and white. I love blue and white. Always have. Always will. My first sofa and matching love seat was blue with white polka dots. I loved it.
Also, a Pier 1 flyer showed up in my mailbox with this gorgeous living room in blue and white!
So now, I think I want blue and white in the basement. What do I do with the black-and-white chairs, then? Maybe I should recover the chairs in my office in blue and white? Then, what do I do with the 18 yards of dreamy gray fabric?
That’s not all.
Yesterday, Mr. Wonderful and I took a trip to the “big city.” I had a TJ Maxx gift card burning a hole in my pocket and I wanted, nay NEEDED to spend it! I went looking for a pair of tall mercury glass lamps with white shades. I found exactly what I was looking for.
Apparently, Mr. Wonderful doesn’t care for mercury glass. (I know what you’re thinking? What’s wrong with him?) So, we compromised on these lamps for the basement.
And then we went to World Market because Mr. Wonderful had a 49% off coupon. Everyone knows you can’t let a coupon like that go to waste, right? Right!
So, then we picked up this 6 x 9 jute boucle rug, which was a bargain at $149.00, but a STEAL at $75.00.
Can you see what’s happening here? The two items we purchased yesterday go together fabulously. It’s like a cool beach-y vibe going.
Um….I don’t live near a beach.
The rest of my house isn’t beach-y.
Can a basement be beach-y?
Neither of these two items go with the black-and-white Pier 1 chairs currently residing in the basement.
Neither of these items will go with the gray chairs, should I choose to get around to re-upholstering them.
They do, however go with the very light blue distressed coffee table I have.
Neither of these two items will go with the gray couch I was looking at.
Oh, but wait! I had already changed my mind on the gray couch and decided I needed a light-colored slip-covered sofa. My basement is dark, hence the light color. We watch TV and eat dinner in the basement, on the sofa. Hence, the need for a slip-cover.
So, last night I start looking at light-colored, slip-covered sofas. I know what I want, but I don’t know that I could bring myself to buy one online. A sofa is one of those things you need to sit on and experience, right? I found the one pictured above at Pottery Barn. (If anyone lives near a Pottery Barn and is willing to go sit on this sofa and report back to me its qualities, I’d be ever so grateful.)
And then…..somewhere in the searching I decided to look up purple tufted sofa. Mr. Wonderful loves the purple tufted sofa. It reminds him of old Hollywood. He loves old Hollywood.
Nothing I own goes with a purple tufted sofa.
Are you lost yet? Are you shaking your head at me now?
Can you see why I think I’m knee-deep in some serious interior design doo-doo?
So, HELP ME! Please! What would you do? Get me back on track. Guide my ADDled brain, please!
And you know what? I didn’t even mention the gorgeous linen chairs I spotted in TJ MAXX with a tufted back. I fell in love with them and they were only $249.00!! Mr. Wonderful was “agin it”, which is probably a good thing because why would I spend money on two chairs when what I really need is a couch?!!
I need to be committed.
Bye from the insane assylum,
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