Monday, December 28, 2009

Did You See It?

Did you see glimpses of it in my Christmas photos? We've made a few changes in our family room.
Remember my post about The Beast? You were all so kind to remind me that
comfort isn't always about
good looks
.

I was even beginning to accept The Beast, perhaps even embrace it. And then one day it happened! Son #2 plopped on the couch (as boys/men tend to do) and we heard an odd sound. The sound, combined with the sight of him sitting a bit lower in the couch, was the tell-tale sign that
it was time to release The Beast.
Yes, it was clear that it was time to replace our couch.
I began my search in thrift stores and the on-line classifieds.
But I discovered that I couldn't find anything that I loved more
and was a better price than The Beauty.
We love our "new" couch!
It's smaller scale is a much better fit
and the colors truly compliment the room.
Yes, I'm worried that my men will eventually destroy The Beauty.
But it will be worn out in serving my family---
what better way to be worn out, right? After all, my

home is meant to house
loved ones and good memories
,

not showroom furniture.
With the addition of thrifted down-filled pillows
and a throw (to cover a small hole),

The Beauty is so comfy! And now I love my family room again, flaws and all.

19 comments:

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very pretty, Joy! It looks very comfy! You need to do the nap test. ; ) My living room sofa is super comfy and I'm having a slipcover made for it because its current look is a bit outdated.

ceekay said...

I like it a lot.
I have to tell you my hubs theory on couches.
He says we buy cheap...because they ugly out after a few years. Then we can buy another cheap couch. His theory has seemed to work for us over the years.

Tausha said...

I LOVE it! I to have a couch with a hole hidden by a throw. Great minds think alike.
I have not ingnored you I promise. I sent it to the wrong address. Don't ask-it was a late night.
I will send it to you tonight.

Mercy Otis/The Stone House said...

I like it! And the price was unbeatable!
Enjoy your day.
Mercy

Lynn from For Love or Funny said...

Your new couch looks so cheerful! May you have a comfy New Year!

Michelle said...

Very nice!! I agree with you furniture is meant to be worn out by the ones we love!

Darlene said...

It is beautiful!! I would take comfortable over beautiful any day! Now if you get both....that is just a bonus!♥

Richella said...

Wonderful, Joy! What a beautiful reminder of the purpose of our possessions!!

Its So Very Cheri said...

It is so pretty. I'm so glad you are enjoying it.

Cheri

Chad and Kristen @ The Tomato Vine said...

Congrats! Aw, I remember that post about the 'beast'...But what a great find - she's a keeper! :)

Carmen said...

I like it very much. It looks great in your room. I especially like all the pillows.

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Tracey said...

Love it!!! I'm on an adventure to find a new one too.. my last one had that same crack sound,,,this one,, a bit too small.. hopefully I'll find one that is just right! Love the color and the size and shape,, great sofa!

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Love the look of the NEW couch! Definitely not a beast!

Connie said...

Your couch looks so comfy! I'm looking for a slipcover for mine.
Enjoy your busy family while they are with you!

Jenglamgirl said...

love your couch and all your decor and christmas touches!

Sheryl said...

I have a beast in my family room now. Very comfy. No one else seems to care. But The Beast drives me crazy every single day. I hope I can score a find like yours!

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Soooo pretty!

Alely L. said...

Your very first line caught my attention because I am the same way and it drives my family crazy! I love what you did, doing those little things makes such a difference! Will be following you :-)

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