Wednesday, March 16, 2011
We've Made Our Bed and Now We Have to Lie in It
Year after year we've talked about getting a bed and have looked around quite a bit, but we never really fell in love with anything and then we got sidetracked buying furniture for the kids, kitchen, and family room.
A few months ago I decided enough is enough. I'm ready to choose a bed. I love to shop and I love having a nicely decorated home, but I can't create a vision in my mind. Creating that vision is pure torture for me. I have to actually see the piece before I know it's what I want. I am also extremely indecisive and really picky too. It's really a problem actually. (Ask my friends! Ask my husband!)
This is why it's taken us 13 years.
A few months ago I became bound and determined. I wanted a deep brown sleigh bed. But then some friends suggested I avoid a footboard, which would detract from the big window and a really pretty dresser near the window. I loved that suggestion. So then I chose a few options without a footboard. Then I decided I didn't love them. And I picked a few more out. Then a friend suggested a metal bed. I hemmed and hawed about that one for a few weeks but decided it was too casual and I didn't want to rest my back on metal bars when I watch the 11:00 news every night -- although I really liked it and might consider it eventually for our guest room. I love the look of light fabric and leather together, so I started to think that's what I really wanted. So I picked out a few leather beds. G and I were in a deadlock -- him liking one leather bed and me liking another. The saleslady suggested one more option -- an almost black leather bed. I knew immediately it was the one.
I went from brown sleigh. To brown not-sleigh. To metal. To brown leather. To black leather.
It was delivered yesterday and I'm head over heels in love. I am crazy about it!
(The nightstands not so much, but at least they are better than TV stands.)