It may sound weird . . . but I kind of miss our couch. Sniff.

COUCH GO BYE BYE

The couch left us on Saturday, on to a new life in the “mixing lounge”.

LAZY LUMPS

We had this big leather baby for at least seven years — right when we bought the house, we quickly realized the sectional sofa we had in our apartment wasn’t going to fit (the chaise sat on the wrong side and couldn’t be reconfigured).  So we marched on out to Value Village Furniture on Chippewa and found this thing for only $700.  It was fate — that was just the amount we had squeezed out of the sectional during a Craigslist sale and we were b.r.o.k.e. having just bought our first home.

GUARD DOG

We did a lot of living on that sofa and I was a little sad to see it go even though I have a new one (sort of) waiting in the wings.  It was time though.  The monkeys (and JT and I) had worn the seats down a little (it was probably bonded leather) and there is a ring on one of the arms from a too hot coffee mug.

Up next is the Danish Daybeds but . . . I still don’t have the upholstery fabric picked out!  Trouble.

SOPHIE DOUBTS ME

Once the sofa left, the room was looking a little bare and the floors were looking really dirty.  I threw all the small items in the kitchen and herded the dogs into the hallway and decided to try out the Bona floorcare system from Home Depot. (Cameron is hiding in the bedroom because he isn’t as accustomed to large furniture rearranging as Sophie and Shenanigan).

JUMBLED MESSES

I had another wood floor cleaner I was using but the floor never really looked shiny clean.  It turns out what I was probably missing was some wax or polish.

MORE MESS

Here’s another view of the living room/dining room while it was emptied out.  The Bona system worked well but I think I almost need to do a few more coats of the polish to build up and fill in more of the cracks and crevasses in the floor.

I looked through the post I did back in December of 2011 when we got the Danish Daybeds and here was the floor plan I had posted:

E:CT HOUSE3341 JAN 2011 Model (1)

Everything has changed!  Back to the drawing board!!

4 responses to “It may sound weird . . . but I kind of miss our couch. Sniff.

  1. I had to blow up your picture to read the words “whoops shower present under here.” Very funny.

    • Yep — it’s a gift for my sister I didn’t realize was out when I took the pictures! Thanks to Photoshop, it’s now hidden away. If only Photoshop could clean my living room for real. Cheers – CT

  2. hiii i’m stopping by from Michelle’s Link party tonight. I love how your dog is wondering what you are doing next…i know mine usually looks at me the same way.

    We use Bona tile & stone cleaner on our stone tile in the mast bath and I love it. I havent tried the hardwood stuff yet, but we have a steamer and we LOVE it!

    • Hi Trina! Thanks for stopping by. My poor dogs are fairly used to the craziness at our house but I’m sure they still wonder what the h.e. double hockey sticks I’m doing moving around “their stuff” all the time. Cheers – CT

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