I’m officially very tired of painting the walls white. The wall I began on is done, but I just finished coat #4 on the other walls. I needed five on the finished wall, so that’s at least one more pass still to go on the others. The hooks are finally up on the fully painted side, and I love them! It still needs a shelf on top, so that paint you see on the wall will be covered up soon. But here’s a look at the hooks, which are now being put to very good use holding my purse and the dog leash.
Back to the title of this post, though. The couch. Or sofa. I don’t have a term I prefer. It was a silly, spur-of-the-moment purchase. But I’m very glad to have it. I’ve mentioned before that our leather couch was pealing very badly. Apparently it wasn’t real leather, but instead a weird bonding method using pureed and textured leather sprayed on top. Ick. It was also huge. And it wasn’t very comfortable. Can you tell I’m glad to have it gone?
Well, in its place is the new sofa you see in the photo above. It’s hard to tell in that shot, but the entire base (not just the legs) is wood. And the fabric reminds me of a vintage women’s suit I once owned. Here’s a close up. Really, this is just an excuse to show you my cute puppy, but you can also get a good look at the fabric.
It’s a nice neutral, but dark enough that I’m not terrified for the kids to sit on it. And though I thought I wanted a completely straight armed sofa, these arms are much better for laying my head on while still looking very tailored.
It isn’t as indestructible as leather, in terms of wiping up spills. But I’m very glad to sit on something that isn’t slippery. So are my pillows. They’ll actually stay up there instead of sliding off onto the floor.
Oh, and that Poang chair from Ikea? It used to be in Matthew’s office, but now it’s back home. And, while a bit funny looking, it is the MOST comfortable chair I’ve ever sat in. It’s like a bouncy seat for adults. I highly recommend it!