We’ve tackled four rooms in our house thus far, and even though they have changed, some drastically none of them are really finished. Paint and trim are always readily available, but the perfect coffee table at the perfect price point is not. My hunt continues for pieces here and there, and sometimes in the search for one thing I come across another.
Like a rug. I know, rugs seem to be my weakness. The wood room has had a cranberry 8×10 in it for a while now. The color was pretty, but the size was a bit small. I’ve been dreaming of something lighter and more modern this is perfection, but my budget has told me otherwise. And then I stumbled across this Karastan on Craigslist. The size was great, the colors were good and the price was more than right.
But it was traditional. I already had a lot of tradition going on in this room. But the coffee table is only a placeholder and I’ll be bringing in more modern details when I come across them. I wanted a modern rug, yet I knew this rug was a step in the right direction. So I got to thinking: I could sell another rug for the price I’d pay for this and come out even. Then, if I come across perfection later I could always sell this one.
That’s the great thing about secondhand. If you buy quality you don’t loose value when you turn around to sell to someone else. So when in doubt, I say buy. You and your heart I’m not promising your husband won’t regret it.