Wrong. Oh so wrong.
Naive but excited, we waltzed into our first store. I'd never heard of Louis Shank's Furniture, but the large SALE sign was good enough for us. No one really asked us if we needed help once inside... So we began to meander the store on our own.
The first couch we saw was a Victorian-esque sectional. It was marked for the low low price of $25,000. Grahm's eyeballs almost popped out of his face when he saw the tag. Excuse me, what's with all those zeroes? That's worth more than both of our cars combined! I don't consider myself a cheap skate, but c'mon that's ridiculous.
Obviously we were in the wrong place. We stood out like a sore thumb in our sweats and tennis shoes. We then understood why no one had asked if we needed help... needless to say, I've never felt so redneck in my life. It was hilarious. I made sure Grahm knew not to touch anythinggggg! Just for kicks, we decided to look around some more. The least we could do was drool over the furniture that the buns of the rich and famous get to sit on.
We found this little jewel. A little dog bed. (We probably couldn't even afford that.) Please notice what the ORIGINAL price was before this "awesome" sale. That bed had better been lined with gold and diamonds for that chuck of change. I can get the same thing at Wal-mart for 20 bucks, people. And really, is your dog actually gonna sleep there? Doubtful.
We made a lot of stops. And I was starting to become a negative Nancy.
So many people told us how trendy we were for wanting a gray contemporary couch. "Oh that's so in right now!" Oh okay, then why don't you have it? I'm also convinced that most furniture salesmen are colorblind. "Here's one of our best gray couches." Umm no, that's brown. Or blue. Or green.
Grahm and I were also suffering from opposing tastes.
He loves leather. I can't stand it. I mean, hello? We now live in San Antonio -- aka Sweat City. I don't need my thunder thighs sticking to my couch every time I wanna hunker down and watch the Bachelor. I had to keep reminding him that we are decorating our home as a family, not his ideal man cave.
|"Babe, look how good I look on leather. I mean, c'mon."|
I was so happy with our purchase. Grahm was more excited about how he talked to the sales rep. "Did you pick up on my incredible negotiation skills, babe? Extra cushion fo' free and they went down on the price. Bam! You're welcome."
Couch will be here 8-14 days which is a total drag, but at least it's the one we want! Hooray for first big purchase as a married couple. Now to get the coffee table, end tables, fabric for curtains, etc. etc.