Why my house will never be chic

I appreciate a well decorated house. I really do. But here’s what happens when I try home improvements.aaa

  1. I consider that my wooden kitchen chairs are fifteen years old and I’m even older, so it would be awesome if I bought some comfortable chair cushions.
  2. I search five different internet sites that sell cushions. I find some that are darling, but would require I repaint the house and buy new curtains, and possibly new painting too. Sadly, I dismiss those cushions.
  3. I find some that might work, but I’m not too sure. Maybe they’re too casual.
  4. I consider that buying new cushions would cost about three hundred dollars. Sheesh. For that price, I probably could just find cushioned chairs on Craigslist.
  5. I go to Craigslist and do indeed find some cushioned dining room chairs, but would they match? How would I know if they’re comfortable? I would have to drive an hour to see them and then it would be awkward if I didn’t buy them . . .
  6. I decide that maybe I just need new chairs.
  7. I look online at a couple of furniture stores and find some I like but they’re 150.00 each. (Uncushioned) Do I want to spend 900.00 for new chairs?
  8. I consider repainting my chairs.
  9. I go to youtube and watch videos about chalk painting. Do I have the time for this? I have lots of books to write. And what if they didn’t turn out cute?
  10. And I still have to buy seat cushions to make them softer.
  11. I decide that this is all too overwhelming, so instead I hope a decorating fairy–or one of those nice people on remodeling shows–will magically stop by my house and fix my problems.
  12. Until then I have a tacky regular pillow on my kitchen chair.

Repeat for just about any home improvement item


  1. Tiana Smith
    April 7, 2016 at 2:12 pm

    How funny – today I posted about my home improvement project I just finished for my writing room! (I used IKEA bookshelves to make a built-in bookshelf). I’m usually not the type to do crafty DIY type stuff and I just buy new. I’ve been looking at a new kitchen table and chairs, but they are so expensive! So I feel your pain.

  2. Lexi Revellian
    April 8, 2016 at 1:57 pm

    Ikea Malinda seat cushions! Not chic, but cheap and comfortable.

    I don’t think it is possible to have a chic home when you have children, unless you are rich beyond the dreams of avarice. You can have a cosy home, but chic, no.

  3. kbrebes
    April 15, 2016 at 6:04 pm

    Ditto! How well I understand your dilemma!

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