Saturday, April 25, 2009

sofa......so good!* or "the saga of the red couch"

The other issue that has been taking up so much of my time lately is--I'm in the process of trying to redecorate our living room.

Those of you who have been in our home at any point in the past 9 years will recognize "old blue". We bought this couch brand new when we were married and have loved it nearly to death. It has been a trooper through 3 children, 4 moves, countless spills and many jumps (trampoline-style). On the comfort scale-- it's a 10, but on the attractiveness scale-- it has been sliding down quickly each to year to rest at around a 2 or 3. If it would have fit in our basement, we would have kept it. But it is too huge, so we practically gave it away to a young (craigs-listing) couple moving into their first apartment together for $30. We were all sad to see it go...but it was time.
After many many many trips to the few furniture stores in our area, we have a new couch! (The following is a picture of Seth reading The Cat in the Hat to Maryn and Jonas.)

In searching for this couch, we realized that Jon and I have a fundamental difference in taste. He cares mostly about comfort and I care mostly about style. (Which is sort of how men and women view things in general, I think.) I was not happy when we bought this couch, I felt very forced into the purchase. We were at this store (45 minutes away from our home, it was pouring rain, all the kids were with us) and they were having a huge sale, so Jon said "We are buying a couch here today, so you'd better decide which one." I halfheartedly agreed to this red couch because the only other one I was even remotely interested in, Jon hated ("not comfortable"). I worried about it all week (it took 7 days to be delivered) and almost called to cancel the order at least once per day.



After almost three weeks, we have a happy ending--I am really loving the couch!

*post title credit goes to DB. (I know I said I'm the funniest person I know, but I lied--my Dad is.)

5 comments:

jonstone said...

The most important information here is that she LOVES the couch.

Lara said...

I like the red leather look! I'm glad you're loving it. We have the same issue here and I actually picked out our new couch without Joel present. Thank goodness he deemed it comfortable enough, or he may not have ever forgiven me!

Pat and Dave said...

Thank you... thank you very much...

Audrey said...

Oh I'm jealous. I've been DYING to get a section since the very second we moved into our home and here it is how much later and still no sectional? However, I've learned that our neighbors feel very sorry for us and we've inherited tons of great furniture that I could never afford and so I should probably shut up and quit complaining.
You've been on my mind for over a month now and I've meant to call you for that long. Ugh, I'm terrible about that. I will call you soon though! I miss you!!!

Mariley Johnson said...

i'm lovin' the red!