Tuesday, June 23, 2009

New Couch!

Ok, time for a real update about, you know, my house. I got a new couch a couple weeks ago, and it was just about all the excitement I could handle.

I had been living with a cheap Ikea love seat that I totally hated and was falling apart. Then I got a visit from the magic couch fairy. No joke. My friend Laura found a new apartment and the previous tenant wanted to leave her couch to Laura or just throw it away. Laura didn't need a new couch, so she asked if I wanted it. I took one look at it and couldn't say no. We are talking about a three-piece, vintage sectional from the 1940s or 50s with original upholstery (which had some wear, but I'll get to that in a minute). It's arm less, has sweeping backs, and beautiful cream coloring with sublet bits of silver sparkle. Words don't do it justice.

It's so pretty! With Emma in her new favorite spot...right in the middle.

Close up of texture, with curtains.

This couch could not suffer the fate of a Chicago alley dumping. No. It needed a good home. After a visit from RugDoctor (rented from Menards and used by yours truly...another update in itself) my new baby was good to go. There is some seroius wear on the third piece (not pictured) but I figure that's where pillows and throws will live. LOVE.

I actually have a back log of projects to post about, so more coming soon!


  1. oh man, what a lucky break! This is definitely a huge upgrade :)

  2. Wow, that's awesome. And you're a badass for operating a RugDoctor without incident.