Do you know the Broyhill Fontana furniture that was pretty popular in the 90’s?
Shortly after we were married we found a great sale on the queen headboard and purchased it….with the thought of having the whole set. Little did we understand the headboard would be the cheapest part. The things no one tells you when you are young.
EVENTUALLY, we saved up for different pieces throughout our marriage and now have a bedroom set – 2 nightstands, headboard, and full dresser.
“But why buy a set? Aren’t you guys mismatch hodgepodge?”
That’s a great question!
Salvage Sister will take this cause let’s face it, she picks out the furniture:
“When I was little, I had such great memories of my parents bedroom set.
The set was nothing fancy as we never had a ton of money. I’m not even sure where they got it, but they had it for as long as they were together (my mother passed away when I was 17).
It was familiar and comforting to me. The place I remember conversations happening. It felt like home.”
The only thing is……..
….some people like to decorate more than others.
Salvage Sister likes to switch things up maybe more than her mother???
Well, what does that mean for the matchy match furniture set?
Recently on a periscope the suggestion came up to paint it.
(If you would like to follow along on Periscope, you can find Salvage Sister as @salvagesis.)
This has been thought about over the years. In fact, we want to develop wood that you can change color with a remote control. Wouldn’t that be so cool? Okay, if someone invents this, give us a cut of our idea.
At the end of the day though we have to count the cost!
“What does that mean?”
Another great question. You guys rock!
We have to count not only the financial part of doing a bedroom set makeover BUT also the time cost.
Basically it comes down to …..”Does this fit our goals?”
Do we feel like it is something worth INVESTING our resources into?
You know what?
Whether you intend to or not, you make this decision everyday.
When you choose X that means Y won’t happen.
For some Y doesn’t matter and it was a purposeful choice.
But here’s the kicker…..
For some Y is important, but it just got left behind because X was there and seemed like the right thing to do.
Now this DOES NOT mean we are anti painting. Obviously, we have painted furniture so that is not where we are going here.
We are just referring to this ONE decision.
At this point, Country Living is not pounding on our door for a photo shoot. This isn’t a decision that is keeping us up at night. We are sleeping just fine.
The set is still in great condition and it isn’t hideous to us.
That means, we are just waiting for this style to turnaround…come on back 1990’s.
Hmm…….wonder how long we will need to wait for that to happen!?!?
The change might happen as our time and goals change, but for now we are waiting.
Make the most with what we have!
How are you at counting the cost?
1) Know your goals. What are you working toward?
2) Ask yourself, “Is what I am doing right now put me at where I want to be?”