My Granny Couch

May 23, 2012

Hey! I just got a grandma couch!  There it is.  We’ve had our old couch for about 10 years and it was looking sad. It was super comfy and down stuffed, but it was dumpy looking.  We didn’t want to spend lots of money on a couch that our family of 5 would quickly destroy. Our living room is heavily used by all three children. The couch is their main flopping, jumping, cuddling land and there’s no getting around that.  So last weekend I spotted this lovely Granny at a thrift store and it was next to a wall of windows and looked mighty fine and firm and no back cushions to get smooshed down. It was tufted, had nice lines,  was in such great shape, and was cheap. We just had to get it.

Once we got it into our living room it looked MUCH golder, not cream like it did at the store. Hmm. I’m not a gold person. So now I’m trying to make it look LESS gold by removing all things yellowish from the room. How’s that working for you? said in my best Dr. Phil voice.  The children have already gotten a handful of spots on this lady in the week that we’ve had it-dripping wet hair, chocolate mouth smears, over wet diaper, etc. Yepper. Welcome home Granny Couch. It’s like 50+ years old and had not a spot on it until it entered our land. Ah well.  I am debating whether or not to paint the dark wood white/cream or not.  Could be disastrous.  I’m trying to go for a more coastal look here, not formal parlor. Hmmm.

Yes, we have much bigger problems in our home, life, and family but I go to organizing, rearranging and decorating to cope with stress.  The living room is my current target.

Oh yeah, I picked up this real Herman Miller shell chair for $4.00 from the sweetest old man’s yard sale.

Awesome sauce, yes? The children also love this chair and fight over it. Thankfully, they can not ruin this one.  I’m on the hunt now for two matching club style chairs that are kid proof-ish, but comfy still.  The living room is in the middle of a cheap-o makeover. Stay tuned.  Anyone have the tullsta chairs from Ikea?  They are slip covered so I’m thinking that might work.

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  • 1. amy h  |  May 23, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    I can’t believe you got that chair for four dollars. The sofa is great. If you want it to look less yellow, you might avoid its complimentary color with it, too (blue). Maybe a bunch of tonal whites and creams, so it just ends up looking like one of those? I know that isn’t the best idea with kids though.

  • 2. Nadine  |  May 23, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    I think your golden granny sofa is super pretty! It matches the wood floors! :)

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