We’ve been in our house for 4 years now… crazy to think. The couches we’ve used in our living room for the last 4 years, David got for his apartment, in 2007, after we graduated. I think everyone hates them. Well, everyone that knows us well enough to not have to be polite has told us they hate them. They’re quite possibly the most uncomfortable things you’ll ever sit on and the backs are just HUGE pillows that take up 97% of the entire couch so there’s really no where to sit. Aside from that, they’re that suede-ish whatever-you-call-it fabric and we have two dogs… that shed… ALOT. Can you see where this is going? I will say that looks wise, they did great, but David did not give the comfort level too much consideration when he picked them out.
My whole pregnancy I was dreading bringing Kennedy home because of the dog hair. Then, while I was cleaning one super pregnant night I thought, “wow, I can’t put her on the couch because she’ll be full of hair.” Right then I decided I’d had enough of the stupid things and I wanted new ones. I asked David if we could go look for new couches and he said yes, BUT they had to be leather (not my first choice) and durable enough to withstand a baby and 2 dogs. So, that Sunday after church we went couch shopping. Long story short… meet our new sectional.
Even though the room seems super empty and sad, I’m kind of in love. It’s really comfy and we actually use our living room now!
Stewart is also a big fan. The back of the couch is very similar to my parent’s couch and sleeping there is his favorite place in the world. When the couch got delivered the first thing he did was jump up and lay on the first cushion and after about 15 seconds he moved to the next … he repeated this until he got to the last cushion. Smart puppy, he was deciding which cushion he like best!
Now we’ve got the couch part taken care of, but we also got rid of the chair and we didn’t get the matching one. I like a more pieced together look so I’ll be on the hunt for one or two of those. I’m also excited to actually decorate the living room now that I don’t hate the couches. AND yay for throw pillows!!! I could never use them before because the old couches were ALL pillow!
Goodbye uncomfortable, hairy, old couches and chair… I will NOT miss you!