The Wait is Over

I am not the most patient person in the world, so having to wait 7 weeks for something I need was rather painful.  To be honest, the wait was much longer, but 7 weeks ago we got the word we were getting what we want.

Back in the Fall, the husband and I realized we would need a new couch soon.  The wear and tear from 2 little kids was starting to show in the cushions.  And a board was sticking out of the back.  With GG's birthday and Christmas, we decided to hold off until after the holidays.  Knowing our kids are still young, we didn't want to spend a fortune, but we also didn't want to go too cheap.  Hopefully we would catch a break with a post-Christmas sale.

As I do every year, I was browsing the ads while waiting for the turkey to cook Thanksgiving afternoon.  During my browsing I happened to mention I was keeping an eye out for furniture sales, as we would need a new couch soon.  This is when my mother-in-law informed me her and my father-in-law were purchasing new furniture for their own living room come Spring.  We were more than welcome to have their old couch.  Their couch was obviously used, but not having any children at their house, except the few hours we visit each week, it was in close to perfect condition.  She was also offering it to us at a great price... free!  SOLD!!!

Seven weeks ago is when she finally found what she liked and last Friday is when she got the call her new furniture could be delivered after Monday.  I feverishly texted my mom trying to set up a time for her significant other and his truck could transfer our new-to-us couch to our house.  If you follow me on Facebook you already know that Friday night was our set delivery time and I had to do a quick cleaning job of the living room.  I did get it done.  Or at least the part of the room closest to the front door.


Finally, after months of waiting, we had a new piece of furniture to add to our humble abode...


My mother-in-law so graciously gave us her slip cover.
Once in the house, I fell in love with the matching cushions...



I think the pattern really pops against the slip cover.  I really want to get a fitted slip cover, but because they are more than I care to spend at the moment, this one will do.  And I think that a slip cover is an absolute must with this new-to-us couch.  Not only because of the kids, but because the whole couch is the same pattern as the pillows.  That's just a few too many flowers for me!


Until next time...



5 comments:

Oka said...

We need a new couch too, but with 4 kids I am putting it off. They are rough on furniture and I can't bare to get something new. UGH

Kmama said...

Nice!! Free is the best price ever.

Cynthia Johansen said...

WOOHOO FREE!!!!!!!! Yeah save up for the slip covers you'd like to have. The one you have now you could throw in the tub and dye a different color if you don't like it that light, or ask a friend who is really good with getting stuff to dye evenly if they'd help you with it. The other option is throw the dye in the washing machine and let the washer do it for you!

Emmy said...

Yes, a whole couch of flowers would be a bit much. And free is an amazing price!

Date Girl said...

I love cool hand me downs like that! We have a really nice dining table that once belonged to my husband's aunt and uncle. I love the couch and slipcover. Enjoy!