Saturday, March 29, 2008

The Big Move

A big move is happening at the Jones' house. The computer desk is moving into a permanent spot in our family room. This isn't a big deal for my husband, he is thrilled. Me, the interior decorated and one who doesn't like to see furniture smashed into a room to small to hold it, isn't to thrilled. This happens as baby boy comes closer and the office is converted into the 2nd bedroom. If other women have seen my family room, you would understand my problem.

I knew this was coming and keep trying to delay the move as long as possible. In order to squeeze every possible inch of space out of our family room, I have been actively hunting for a smaller ottoman. The current one I have is to big and NO space will be left to walk around the family room when the computer desk comes out. 2 days ago I finally found the ottoman I have been looking for. It even has storage inside. The picture on the out side of the box is BROWN and I'm thrilled with the neutral color

Hubby helps me buy and bring it home and to both of our surprise, it's a very very deep purple. NOT brown. We take it outside to inspect it in the outside light, bring it inside, turn on the inside lights, yep still purple. Nothing wrong with purple, but when you're expecting a neutral brown and get purple instead..ooh well. Hubby even went back and inspected the display one and it looks not quite so purple becomes of the store lighting. But sad to say, he exchanged it for another one and it's still purple.

So, sticking with the unexpected purple but smaller ottoman. Things aren't suppose to be matchy matchy anyways....I guess.

Jesus give me patience and creativity to make the best out this situation- simple and sometimes irrelevant as this situation may seem

5 comments:

Jeni said...

Hmmm.... Purple instead of brown? I'm sorry! But at least the storage inside will be nice. And just think-- when "The Hulk" is grown you can tell him all about the time when you ended up with a purple ottoman when you were trying to free up a room for him. He he he...

laura said...

are you pregnant by any chance??
this sounds a bit like pregnancy related neurosis.

Erica said...

Jeni- yes this will make a good story to tell the "the hulk" I never thought of it that way :)
Laura- absolutely pregnancy related neurosis.

scoey-d said...

Purple? Brown? What's the difference? :)

Sorry about that...

Erica said...

Scoey- you echo my husband's comment. Big difference in color but it's storage has turned out to be great