After much deliberation, I decided its time....to save up for a couch:) Totally weird that its a hard decision, but saving for something that big takes time and I kind of like to get moving on things. Have you ever seen the Nate Berkus Show where he creates a room for people as they save $30 a week? Well, that's me, saving $30 a week, hence the slow process:)
Trevor's parents let us have their old couch when we got married 81/2 years ago, and its still the star of our living room. That thing is comfortable! I'm on my third PB loose fit slipcover, which have been great. But I swear its like making a bed to get the couch to look nice and tidy every day.
Anywho, enough of the ramblings here is what I'm liking in the way of couches:
The IKEA Extorp was first on my list, #1 because of the price, #2 because I can get it in either white (which I can bleach) or gray which won't show dirt. I was a lot disappointed when I sat on it the other day at the store to find that it wasn't comfortable at all. Was it just the floor model? Does anyone have this couch?
Next on my list are the Linden Street Friday couches from JcPenney. Great price, love the velvet slip cover in stone to add a little texture. Also love the twill one in khaki. The reviews are all really good!
And last but not least, how cute is this Carolina Girl couch? The shape is perfect, I even love the pinstripe and don't think I would tire of it because its so neutral, and the nail head trim is "the" finishing touch. Can you just imagine my boys on here with a bowl of greasy popcorn?! Yeah, its beautiful but not practical:)
Wish me luck as I scrimp and save!