Then finally go ahead and bite the bullet and make the big purchase, only to bring it home and feel sort of silly about all the hoopla you made about it?
Meet my large wooden lantern.
This baby is 2 feet tall, made to look like it's fashioned out of reclaimed barn wood
and has a salvaged looking metal roof.
I bought it right after Christmas and it has been flitting about from spot to spot in my house for months. It's not that it doesn't match anything, but more that the stupid thing is huge. Just visually larger than a lantern has any right to be. Slap it on an island and you could call this thing a lighthouse.
I finally decided that I either had to use it or take it back to the store. So now I have it on my dining room table. (OK, confession time - I lost the receipt.)
I popped some shredded sheet music in it and placed my burlap bird on top of the nest. At last check, she has not laid any burlap eggs in there!
So what started out to be the buy of the century, turned into the regret of the century, and then morphed into the what-the-heck-I-might-as-well-use-it purchase of the century.
Let me out of here, this lady is nuts!
Have you ever made a purchase that looked better in the store than at home?