My house is an 'interesting' collection of stuff collected through many years in random ways. I've always embraced the word ECLECTIC as my style even before it was so in vogue. Read eclectic "a hodge podge of stuff passed down and picked up here and there and tossed together."
As I approach my "senior" years I'm on a mission to get rid of stuff I don't use and stuff I don't love from my home. I'm on a mission to get rid of STUFF. But it's oh so HARD to let go without slaving through a garage sale or craigslist. I SO want to get back just a little of my investment. I'm thrify. It's not a bad thing - just time consuming. I'm trying really hard to talk myself into just donating a whole truckload of
As the process has progressed, I've done some serious thinking about the bedroom furniture I picked up for cheapo at an estate sale 20+ years ago. I never really liked it, it isn't my style. I bought it because it was A) cheap and B) functional. My husband likes
WHY OH WHY AM I WIRED THIS WAY?
Why can't I just be happy with functional.
Why am I SO drawn to form?
So I've looked at the styles I love and I've realized I really like furniture with legs high enough to see the floor underneath. I've looked around my house and I'm drawn to curves and swirls and mis-matched things.
I'm SERIOUSLY considering giving away the old furniture in the bedroom. We've gotten our $250 out of it, FOR SURE! I'm considering replacing it with mismatched French pieces in natural wood tones, blacks and whites. IF I can find something solid, functional, inexpensive and that my hero doesn't have to work on, because he does enough work already. He doesn't understand it, but he tells me, "Do what you have to, honey."
So what do you think?
Should I live with the chunky furniture?
Or keep looking for my resale redo pieces?
And be sure to send me tips on hiding those cords.