Friday, August 10, 2007

Out with the Old! In with the New!

I think we could have won the ugliest couch contest with this fine piece of furniture. But it is too late now, because it has gone out the door and will never be allowed in the house again. This is how it looked when my husband bought long before we were married. And this is how it looked when we got married. Because it was the only couch we owned between us, it stayed. It did have some nice features about it. It was long enough for my husband to stretch out on a take a nap. It did give a comfortable nap. It was also a couch I did not worry about at all. I let the kids play on it, eat on it, roll on it and drag the cushions around to make forts.

After a while I was ready for a new couch though my husband wasn't. So we compromised, and I bought a slip cover and some pillows. That helped tremendously! My eyes could rest too. We kept the couch another 5 or 6 years. We moved to a bigger house. I did buy another couch because we had a living room and family room now. But the old couch stayed. It was still loved by my husband.

It may have left sooner, but I had another problem. I find furniture stores so overwhelming. There are so many things to choose from, but they don't usually have something that I like, at least at the price I am willing to pay. I have gathered my courage numerous times, gone to the furniture store, and then went back home, not one step closer to figuring out what I wanted.

Then I bought a recliner at a garage sale. I came to love the chair. So did my husband. Sometimes we would try to sit in it together. We have even tried to add the two kids to the pile for story time togetherness. It was at those moments that I came to long for a double reclining love seat. But I knew they were way too expensive. Then at the first of July we visited friends. I sat in their new reclining love seat, and knew it was just what I wanted, down to the fabric and color. I dreaded going shopping, but finally knew what I was going to be searching for.

Last Friday I checked the classified ads in the paper and found what I thought I was looking for. The lady let me come over to see, and it was. I didn't even have to go to a furniture store. She had two double reclining pieces. One love seat size and the other was couch size. They are beige in color with microfiber suede fabric. And they were only one year old from a non-smoking home without pets. They are so comfortable and look so nice! And now all four of us can snuggle up for story time, and the grown ups get to have their feet up too.

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carrielouise said...

That sounds wonderful. We are in the same position with an old garage sale couch. I've gone through two covers and one of these days it will get replaced. Probably in about 10 years.

Donetta said...

So lets see a picture...
Congrats it sounds like a long awaited joy!