Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Patience is A Virtue. . .

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Early in my marriage when I was inexperienced and poor, I tended to buy furniture based on need and a desire to have it NOW.  If the couch I wanted was too expensive, I just bought something cheaper.  I didn't search to find it somewhere else cheaper. I didn't wait and save my pennies so I could buy it later. I just found something that would work.

Then I looked around my house and decided I didn't really like what I had.  It didn't feel like it represented my style. . . if I even knew what that was.  I have recently come to the conclusion that if you have something functional in place you are less likely to go out seeking something new.  Why go looking for the perfect sofa if you have one in good shape doing the job?  It seems less justifiable.  

So when our springer spaniel snacked on our furniture last fall I got rid of the ruined sofa and table and chairs in my family room and kitchen.  I found a table I loved right away, but Rob and I couldn't agree on family room furniture.  This time I wasn't willing to just buy something that would do the job, and neither of us really wanted to spend the amount of money it would cost to get my first or even second choice sofa and club chairs. So I moved my living room furniture into my family room and lived with an empty living room. . . until this month.

My patience paid off!  We found nearly the same sofa for half the price--1/3 the Restoration Hardware sofa! And it came with the five pillows shown in the picture.  I love a good rolled English arm sofa (and a turned leg).  Rob argued it wouldn't be comfortable, and with only a picture to go on with the other two stores, I wasn't making progress convincing him, but once he sat in this beauty he agreed that it was, indeed, quite comfy.  It has down/feather filled cushions and a really deep seat--great for the two of us being 6'2" and 5'10".  

Here is the Restoration Hardware sofa:

The Pottery Barn sofa:

The RC Willey sofa (Mine):

AND we found a sofa table and a coffee table for a good deal.  A nearly identical table set can be purchased at Ballard Designs, but they cost more! I count that a double score.  Plus mine was made from reclaimed wood out of a factory.  

Ballard table:

And I got some great accessories:  the mounted driftwood on the sofa table. . .

And this lovely three teared tray, which I love everything about, even the little bun feet underneath it.  

Now I just need to find those two leather club chairs and another upholstered chair to finish the seating. . . 

But in the meantime, I am ignoring the rain pouring down outside, washing all the lovely blossoms off the trees.  I am bringing a little spring inside.  I may have to fill my house with cut flowers to appease my annoyance with the dreary weather around here!  

**All furniture and accessories mentioned in this post were purchased at RC Willey**


Wendy said...

Sunning! You have wonderful taste. ♥

Courtenay@Signal Hill Interiors said...

I really think I like your sofa and tables better! Thanks for the patience pep talk! :)

Bring Pretty Back said...

I know exactly what you mean! Me and my friend were talking about this just today! I am just now getting things I want for the new little house. I have my new PINK couch all wrapped up and ready for the new house. The couch and loveseat I have now I got at a garage sale!
LOVE your new furniture! It is gorgeous!
Have a pretty day!

Amanda said...

i love everything. everything i tell ya. and i'm slowly learning to wait it out when i want a certain piece of furniture if it's not quite within reason of budget or able to be found. thanks for sharing... the room looks perfect.

Debby said...

I love what you have chosen. Your couch is much nicer than the others. Love the tables as well.
I have a Springer as well. Would love to see a picture of yours.

Angela said...

I like yours better also...and the flowers are great too!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Love this space you've put together! Very warm and inviting!

Cindy said...

Your sofa is totally just as pretty as the more expensive sofas, the fabric is wonderful, and i'm totally in love with the sofa table and coffee tables, they're to die for. The room looks absolutely amazing. I'm curious, did you find your sofa online? And... if you find a way to find club chairs that don't cost a fortune, let me know, because all the chairs i see that i like are a gazillion dollars!


Stephanie said...

Wow! you did a wonderful job! great finds!

Claudia said...


The room looks comfy and beautiful. Love the sofa and the coffee table.
Thank you for sharing.

Leah ♥ said...

Wow I love everything about this design? Do you think the tables are still available? I was looking for a console table and the sofa table would be absolutely perfect!

Rita's Recipes said...

Your room looks fabulous and just LOVE that coffee table! I'm your newest follower.

Anonymous said...

it's all looking so fabulous!!!

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