"How full of trifles everything is! It is only one thoughts that fill a room with something more than furniture.”
LIFE LIST: MY LEATHER TAPESTRY CHAIR
When: June 16th, 2012
Where: Pier 1
Cost: $480- I paid $400 with a coupon.
Why this is on my list: I saw this last September (2011) in the fall Pier 1 catalog, I ripped it out and put it on my fridge. There it rested for 10 months. I wanted this single seated armchair so badly that I decided it had to go on my list. I am incredibly particular, I don't spend money on things that are 'ok' or 'good enough'. I spend money on things that I'm infatuated with and will keep forever. I have a similar theory relating to the people that I spend my time with.
Something I would recommend? I think it's nice to have a 'few' really nice things. Whether it's clothes or furniture or even going out to a nice restaurant. I wholeheartedly appreciate the nicer things I own, I take excellent care of them and it makes me feel good. Not only to have satisfied a desire, but I reached a goal by saving and paying cash.
What would I do differently? I saved for MONTHS for this chair (as we only pay cash for everything we buy, we were in the middle of buying a house so to spend $400 on a chair was extravagant for us. Typically I look at $400 and think - that's $100 more than you need to book a trip with a travel agent! Ironically 2 weeks after we bought the chair we got a new kitten. I knew a kitty would have a ball scratching my new leather chair so I decided to save myself the stress and I put the chair in our spare room....and there it sat for next 6 months! We finally have it out in the living room and are able to enjoy it!
Was it life changing? Well, it felt so rewarding to save, pay cash and finally buy it after having it posted on my fridge for so long, so I think that's a new policy I'm going to adopt.
S, what do you think....is this NOT the greatest chair ever created?! Do you have a fabulous piece of furniture you just had to have?