Okay, maybe I’m not so grateful that I’ve been having almost-but-not-quite debilitating back spasms all day (and no, you can’t really help me with that), but I do have another problem that won’t be taken care of by me consuming large amounts of long-neglected calcium supplements, and it is this:
I need a new couch. Either that or I need to reupholster the one I have, which is older than I am but not old enough to be considered a classy antique.
I thought I’d decided to reupholster it, but now I think I’ve re-decided to buy new. But? I can’t decide what to buy, or if I want to buy any of what I’ve found.
This is where YOU come in. I will share pictures of what I have found that I like, or think I like, and then you can tell me to get a grip and just make a decision already whilst sharing what your choice would be in the comments section. Don’t you just love interactive posts? I know I sure do, especially when it means I can absolve myself from all decision making responsibility! And you? You get the satisfaction of spending someone else’s money (albeit on someone else) just like you were a member of congress or something! It’s a win-win no matter how you look at it, especially considering you don’t have to worry about how your vote will affect your chances at re-election.
This one is by far my favorite and can be customized with various fabrics/leathers. However, the good people at Thomasville may actually like this sofa more than I do. It’s spendy, is what I’m saying. Actually, at the low end, going with the cheapest fabric, it costs about three times what it would cost me to reupholster Old Blue (grave misnomer since the old couch has never, to my knowledge, been blue). However, for that spendy price tag I would get, in addition to the couch, a designer/decorator to come out to my house and help me pick paint and fabric colors for everything I wanted to paint/redo. A decorator would help me put together the entire room for the price of that sofa. Doesn’t that sound fantabulous? But I could get all of my furniture reupholstered for only $1000 more than it would cost me to get this one sofa and its accompanying decorator.
This set is probably my number two pick. It is all a little boxy for me, but it is Italian leather (that’s supposed to be good, right?) and the whole set costs about $700 less that the first couch. And see that great big oversized chair? Oh how I have longed for a big, squishy oversized chair with storage ottoman. And these bad boys are big. The couch is 95” long and the chair is 55”. I think I could hide a kid or two in the ottoman. I wouldn’t get a decorator with this set, but I would have more money left over with which to reupholster my grandmother’s chairs and an actual antique sofa that’s sitting out in the barn.
I think I like the color of the leather better on this one. And? I like the legs better as well. Not as boxy as the last two (though the body of the furniture is boxier that the last one). However, it does not come with the loveseat as pictured and the sofa/chair/ottoman combo cost $1100 more than choice #2 above.
So, there you have it. Which one would you pick? Or, if you have something you like better, what is it and where can I find it on the internet? Oh please do leave me links!
Last but not least, oh! my! gosh! How many spelling/usage errors could I have mashed into that last post? The thing haunted me as, one by one, they came to my mind throughout the day and I just had to fix them. I think I edited that post at least four times after the whole world (well, you all, anyway) had already read it. As mortifying as that all is, it is nothing compared to the mortification I feel knowing that there are probably still errors I haven’t caught, and there are undoubtedly many such errors liberally smattering the past four years (it’s been almost four years!) (I think) (I’m pretty sure) of my blog.
And yet you read.
It’s really nice of you all to humor an old woman on the decline like that.
Now go vote!
And George, if you’re out there, Tewt the Newt votes for . . . umm . . .