There’s a Fine Line Between Hideous and Hot

GreenbedI can’t decide if this bed is hideous or awesome. The exaggerated foliage motif is kind of grotesque, I think I’m just blinded by the shiny olive green color (I like my food blue, but my objects green). It’s not easy finding green furniture (and if you’re dumb enough to Google: Green Furniture, you’re going to be bombarded with eco-crap, totally not what I had in mind). And finding mainstream/non-expensive large appliances (stoves, refrigerators, dishwashers) in something other than stainless steel, white or black is next to impossible (don’t even get me started on the foulness of granite and travertine). Not that I would spend $9,000 on an Aga, colorful as they may be, even if I had the cash—I don’t care for the looks of them.

I have the cheapest basic metal Ikea bed (the version before this one) that teenaged dorm dwellers probably turn their noses up at. It’s the only bed I’ve ever bought, and before I owned it (pre-2001) I slept on a curry-scented mattress loved by roaches and left behind by the previous tenants. This is not bragging, I’m just saying that I’m slow to this furniture-by-choice thing.


2 thoughts on “There’s a Fine Line Between Hideous and Hot

  1. This is not bragging, I’m just saying that I’m slow to this furniture-by-choice thing

    yes, me too… the only brand-new-from-the-store furniture I’ve bought is a TV armoire and matching endtable from Target, on sale. And quite accidentally on sale, at that–I paid a quarter of the actual cost by finding both pieces on clearance; I’d just ordered the armoire online (on sale at 2/3rds of the original price) and then found the same thing for 75% off at my local store, which ignited a fury of order-cancellation emails… other than that, i’m well-acquainted with the virtues of the steam cleaner, tools, touch-up paint, and ‘elbow grease’…

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