Tuesday, November 20, 2007

"New" Couches

We recently were blessed with some "new" furniture - OK, it is about 16 years old, but in good condition as far as looks go, and the comfort level is not too bad either! It works for us, for now.

For our family room, we have had a total of 4 couch "sets" that we have been given through the last 5 years of our marriage. The first set was not really a set. The love seat was an ugly brown/tan and the couch was a mauve color (the couch was from my sis). I loved the couch - just b/c of comfort, but when my sister was getting new couches for their family room, they gave us their old set. This set was constructed the best of all the couches that we have had, but it needed slip covers (my sis and bro got these from a neighbor - and they always covered them too). That was not such a great deal (especially since the slip covers were passed on to us!), but the annoying part was the cushions. The bottom and back cushions would move all over the place, and then the slip cover would get messed up, would need to be fixed, but it never seemed to look that great (over time), and Dawson was very annoyed with them. That leads us to the 3rd set of couches...

Our neighbors wanted to get rid of a sectional couch and offered it to us. It really was not my taste in style or color (gray), but Dawson was definitely wanting to get rid of the annoying cushion couches, so I gave in. It was very nice for our neighbors to give this furniture to us, but it really was not the most comfortable and recently we have been talking about getting new furniture. I really did not want to buy new furniture or go shopping at this point in life, but I felt like we might need to. That leads us to the 4th set of couches...

Two weekends ago, my parents' neighbors were getting rid of furniture that they had in their basement - a couch, love seat, a blue recliner, and two wing chairs (whatever they are called). So, we looked at it and decided that it was definitely an upgrade...so, we had a neighbor of my parents help us move the furniture to our house. Let me tell you, the family room looks so much brighter and I like it a lot better. We also have rearranged the family room too - I think that helped it to look like there is more space in it. These couches will be OK for now - they are also not the most comfortable in some of the spots, but we are thankful for God's provision! I was not even really praying about new couches, but the Lord knew the desires of my heart! Thank you Lord! One day we will have couches that are more comfortable, but these will "do" for now!

Now, we are praying for a car!

2 comments:

TCC said...

Yipee!

I love the chairs for your living room and the recliner looked quite comfy. Looking forward to "testing out" your "new" furniture on Thanksgiving!

The Gang's All Here! said...

I love the challenge of making used stuff "new" for us! I've found tables in the trash, sectionals from in-laws, curtains from friends, all in the plans of "new to me" make-overs. It's fun to freshen things up, especially if they improve a room. Have fun resting on your "new" stuff!