Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Roses are Red, Couches are Blue

We sold our couch and love seat recently and I realized it's very hard to put a value on things when you're a Mom.
We had our living room set for quite awhile.
But it's not the wear of the fabric or how sturdy the legs were that came to my mind when trying to price it.
It's the fact that both girls pulled themselves to standing on those couches - priceless.
Proud little baby smiles when they first managed to climb onto the couch by themselves -
 priceless.
Nursing both of my babies there - priceless.
Endless baby, toddler, child naps taken - priceless.
Forts built with the cushions - priceless.
My husband had to bring me down to earth. :)
Couches are couches and memories are memories...got to separate the two!
He thought we would probably end up needing to have the old set hauled away but I did find a buyer and managed to sell the set rather quickly, which was unexpected and then we were stuck sitting on blankets on the floor.
Time to go shopping!
Or rather time for ME to go shopping!

The story of our first living room set is that we didn't even have our first house yet.
I had recently started working a new job for a CPA, and my husband called me one day at work and said
"Would you be upset if I bought couch and love seat without you?"
I said "YES!"
He said "Oh, 'cause I bought them today."

Me: "Really?!?! Well, I guess as long as you didn't buy white ones it will be okay."
Dead Silence.

Then "Well, they're not really white....more of an off-white."
A few sets of couch covers later and here we are. 

So this new couch selection meant I got more of a say. Much more.
DH did input that he wanted a chaise on one side (which I liked as well) and solid legs.
I was leaning toward getting a blue or bluish-gray couch and the store happened to have one that fit all our requirements.

When I went to talk to the sales lady she mentioned that they had the same exact couch in clearance.
Even the same color!
Someone had ordered it and then decided that they wanted it in a different color.
The couch I want, the color I want,...on clearance. Yes, please!
When I went to set up delivery I mentioned that we were currently without living room furniture and sitting on the floor.
Normally I would have had to wait three days for the delivery, but they managed to get it to me later that same day!
Unbelievable, but awesome! :)

I was wondering if the couch would be too small but it really fits in nice....and actually barely through our door!





1 comment:

doo said...

little blast from the past...they were so tiny sleeping on the couch! The new one looks nice! and on clearance?.....wonderful!!! :-)