Wednesday, August 22, 2007
About three months ago, Lovely Wife and I spent a fair amount of time looking for new furniture. A lot of the stuff we had was hand-me-downs, even after all these years. (That's a Broyhill website picture of the style we bought above right.)
We bought a living room set which was delivered several weeks ago, and we also had a new bedroom set ordered but that hadn't been delivered yet.
Yesterday, Tuesday, they finally delivered the bedroom set along with two end tables for our living room.
One thing we learned about buying furniture, it's bigger in you house than it was in the showroom.
It makes total sense, but it's startling to see in place in the house.
The showrooms tend to have 20-30 feet high ceilings, and the area is about 60,000 square feet, so a large couch, love seat, and chair seem completely normal. And we measured things at home and tried to stay close to the size of the old stuff, which fit fine, but when the stuff was delivered and put into place, it seems larger than the old stuff.
It's weird too, to have everything match. Tables without scuff marks and years old warping from sweaty glasses and spills on wooden tables.
The bedroom set items are similar footprints to the old, but her dresser and my chest of drawers are both much taller than the old ones. We even have matching bedside tables now! What a concept.
The new bedroom stuff smells good too. The insides of the drawers are raw wood and you can see all of the dovetail joints and wooden sliders, and it all smells faintly like freshly sawed wood.
The last piece of the puzzle is for Lovely Wife to find some lamps she likes.
Number Two Daughter (18) is in surgery as I type this on break (11am). I'd appreciate your prayers for her safety and recovery.