Sunday, July 13, 2008
Couch Love and Hate
This is my living room. Don't mind the mess, I made the kids move out of the picture so I could take it. I love this sectional. I got it from an Ikea garage sale thing a couple of years ago. It fits really well in this small living room. It also goes really well in the garage that was converted into a family room before we bought the house. I love it!
This is what's in the family room now. It's a well made hand-me-down, it's comfortable, has down feathers, my mom is allergic to it , it's to big for my house (it's a very large sofa)and has looked like this for the three years. Yes, you heard me right, albeit it's been in different stages these three years, and it's not like I wasn't really busy with a horrible pregnancy, baby in the hospital and homeschooling two boys and entertaining a child who should've gone to kindergarten (missed the cut off day by a couple of days) and a toddler.
When I began the holes in the cushions weren't that big and every cushion had a cover. Now I'm missing one cover and the holes are getting pretty large.
No more. I want to get rid of it. I don't care that it is a good couch with good bones. I don't care that it can be reupholstered, (obviously not by me) I don't care anymore that I've bought it two sets of fabric to make it work, because it would be cheaper to fix it than buy a new couch. I don't care!!! I just don't want to look at it anymore!!I just don't want to feel guilt about it anymore!!! I want it out of my house!! And just so you know, I've been feeling this way for a while! I just can't make it work! There are a lot of things that I can make work, but I can't make this work, just can't do it, and don't want to try anymore. I want it outttttt!!!!
If any of you want it feel free to say so and come get it! Just leave a comment and it's yours!! I'll save it for you instead of tricking someone to help me put it in my friend's dumpster if she has room.
I remember my grandma once told me that she took a summer and reupholstered a couch and by the time she was done she wished she had just bought a new one. At least she finished it!!