More than once, I have been told I have champagne tastes on a beer budget.
That has often been the case, I admit, but as I have gotten older, I have gotten wiser.
I still like good things, but I am more particular about which particular things. I have learned that it is better to live with less than to have a bunch of junk cluttering up my life. When I was married, I would often ask for good quality items for Christmas only to be disappointed by getting a second rate item that is “the same as” the one I wanted. For example, I asked for a KitchenAid mixer. I got an oster mixer. A year later, I was throwing it in the trash. Meanwhile, my sister is still using the KitchenAid mixer my dad bought my mom in the 1960s! Custom built furniture is the same concept. Perhaps you are furnishing your first home or maybe you are redecorating your house or maybe you had to throw away your furniture because it was junk! In any event, you should consider custom built furniture. Handmade furniture, when crafted by a strong craftsman, will last a lifetime. How many wood tables do you see at antique stores all the time? Your home is the place where your life happens. Perhaps an elegant bedroom, furnished with cherry wood dressers and cedar closets, is the best bedroom retreat. French provincial furniture in your little girl’s room can provide her a place where her dreams happen. Your son might choose to lay any which way across leather couches and leather chairs that are fine examples of handmade furniture.