It’s been a long time comin’, but after years of waiting, we finally got our sectional. If you remember (or don’t), I was about to purchase it TWO years ago when Maximus had a close visit with the grim reaper. Well, one thing after another got in the way of getting it, but it is now ours.
Two things I know about myself—1. If there’s a more expensive option to purchase something, I will find a way to go that route 2. I like to fold laundry on my kitchen table.
I say this because I could NOT find a sectional with the dimensions I needed without it being custom. That of course meant more money, but remember #1 above? We spend 85% of our time in this room, so there was no need getting a piece that A. didn’t fit the space or B. wouldn’t fit all of us comfortably while we watch tv, nap, blog, etc.
The other thing I know about myself? I will take 2.7 years to make a decision about anything. And then I will doubt my decision for another 1.3 years after that. After having oversized furniture in this space for so long, I was (almost) convinced that I wanted something really tailored and streamlined. I wavered for an unreasonable amount of time before I finally settled on a Rowe Martin sectional. I do love it. The tight back, the square arms—dreamy.
Aaaaand a decorating dilemma that many of you can relate to is that now I need to change items in the rest of the room as a result of the purchase. The tufted ottoman doesn’t work. It’s not large enough, and I know it just won’t hold up over time. It’ll move to another spot soon. So that, the cowhide rug, and the pillows are temporary.
I’m hoping to build the table myself, but that will have to wait until the weather breaks. We’re under an official blizzard right now (11 inches of snow), so I won’t be working in the garage anytime soon. Until then, wanna see what I’m thinking?
Option 1. The waterfall table is my absolute favorite, but I think it’s just to involved for me to build. It looks more simplistic than it really is, and I know my limits. But I do love it. Let’s be honest. The whole room is drool-worthy.
Option 2. I know I want an open bottom. I want it to be rustic enough that my kids can beat it up and get away with it—sort of. And I want them to be able to sit on it. Gees. Lots of criteria for a coffee table, eh? This table from Lindevegan is perfect!
Option 3. I love the legs of these tables, but I have no idea who would make them for me.
Like I said, those things will have to happen a little later. For now, I’m just thrilled that the long wait is over!