Thursday, October 22, 2009

Our new TV buddy

Yesterday our little Soup Family decided to go to lunch (after our "Save the Marriage" session with our Pastor").

Next door was a Salvation Army and I decided to pop in and see if they had anything good.

And they did. My brand new couch for $20!


Am I crazy or is this pattern lovely? I just stared at it for a good 20 minutes before a few phone calls to my mom and Shawn's persistence told me to get it.

The couch was also extremely comfy. 

The only things wrong with "her" was it needed a good clean. But a carpet cleaner will fix that.

The flowers on the front, back side were a bit faded, but some big pillows will hide that.

I also didn't like how low it sat to the ground but Shawn said he could build some legs for it.

I also picked up this little elephant because I saw this post a few weeks ago and had been looking for something like this.

And I also picked up this other piece.

The wood needs to be repainted and the thing in the middle isn't my style but my plan is to pop it out and recover it with some fabric.

I never, ever, ever thought I would be someone who enjoyed shopping at thrift stores but I think it's paying off.

I also stalk Craigslist now as well because I picked up this little gem for $60.

I found someone on Etsy to make me a slipcover I now just have to find a good fabric for it.

I originally planned on doing a real conversational fabric because the other sofa I had my eye of was kind of blah, but the sofa is so "BAM" I don't want it to be a bunch of competing between the lover seat and the sofa.

It could get really messy in here!

But I really, really, really love patterns so the following are a few that I have my eye on for the love seat.

Thoughts? Should I just stick to a simple plain color?




  1. Hey, first off congrats on the great buy from thrift store. In the past, I have always bought stuff from Bo Concepts which tends to be very contemporary and straight lines. Then I woke up one day and fell in love with patterns (especially flowers). I love the couch..and 20 bucks is not bad..if you dont like it, post it on craigslist for a little profit.

    I love the green pattern for the chair..good luck!

  2. You really have an eye for those things, I have the hardest time, I can never quite picture the full potential . . . but I'm gonna keep trying, cause you are inspiring!



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