Okay, let’s play a game: Can you name five things that are different and five things that are the same in these two photos? The winner gets the pure satisfaction in knowing that she is awesome. Very awesome.
So, let’s get started!
Did you find your five things? If you’re still working on it, I totally understand because there are so, so many changes to our livingroom that it would be hard to name them all. But the big main deal is that we got NEW FURNITURE!!!
Yup, after 8 years of marriage we took the plunge and bought furniture. But we did it a super smart way: on craigslist.
You see, we like to pay cash for our purchases and forking over $1000+ on a couch and chairs just isn’t something we were wanting to do. I guess that’s why it also took us EIGHT YEARS to buy any new pieces. (However, our new-to-us furniture is only 2 years old & cost just about $300…woo-hoo!)
And I it could also do something with the fact that I’m really frugal and if it (kind of) works then I’ll use it. The sweet leather couch was given to us from a couple at our church for our first apartment. Before that I just had that gold vintage bench (which I still love by the way!).
Now, there’s still work to be done with the bench turned coffee table. Like, my hubby wants me to recover it. And I’d like to find a large tray to add to the top of it for our drinks and whatnot. But we love, love, love the clean lines and awesome fabric on our couch and our two chairs.
I loved those vintage green chairs, but unfortunately I did not love sitting in them. Once you sat down there was no getting up (and that’s not because they were oh-so-cozy!). The springs and inner-workings of the chairs were just falling apart. They needed to be completely gutted and reconstructed and everything. Poor things!
Our new chairs, however, are big and soft and you can actually sit in them without feeling like you’re going to drop through the bottom. They are a-mazing!
There are more changes to share with you, but for now I’ll leave you with these happy shots…
Have you found your five things by now? If not you will be able to by the end of this week!