I have made some serious purchases for the house lately. I know refrigerators and washers and dryers are serious, but these latest purchases feel more weighty, if only because they’re essentially frivolous. (Bear with me here.)
Remember how I wanted to copy a painting instead of buying real art? Well, the artist has been doing a lot of smaller work lately and I just went for it. Meet “Amber”:
The long view:
I love “Amber.” I think she needs a frame, but she is gorgeous.
And remember when I wanted to buy a love seat for my old apartment–because a real couch wouldn’t fit–and I found one at Target.com? (That was so long ago that the images got lost when I moved to the new Blogger.) I remember back in 2007 that I worked two jobs to get the $400 to get that foam masterpiece.
Well, things have changed a little, because Monday I ordered this baby:
Made in Virginia to my own specifications, with my own upholstery choice (orange, of course), in six to eight weeks? I kind of can’t believe it. Because I remember working two jobs to get $400. Yes, I was in debt then, but not only am I out of debt now, I bought a house; and lately I just plop down money for non-essentials like real art and real furniture without batting an eye.
Tax returns help with the plopping down of money, of course, but regardless–it just sunk in that I’m not a struggling 20-something anymore. The unbearable adultness, indeed.
Joshua A. Isbell
It is really cool that you’ve realized and accepted that you are a functional, and further, an accomplished adult.
Ladies and Gentlemen, Karen Kaminski has arrived!
Amber is stunning. Perfect accent to your house. Remember how you bought like real art. Not some print. That is awesome.
And the couch…wow! It is going to be perfect.