Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Show & Tell - Deal of the Century!

Hi boys and girls - it's that time again!
Time for SHOW & TELL a la MEL!
Don't forget to click on over and check out what the rest
of the class is showing!


This week's S & T post is the unveiling of the surprise I spoke about in yesterday's post. I am sure you were all waiting on the edge of your chairs, holding your breath until you saw my post today. C'mon.....admit it know you were!

Hubby and I have been discussing our current living room furniture situation for about 8 months. Now let me explain that the size of our very small house has dictated what we can or cannot use in terms of furniture. Add in hubby's requisite manly big screen TV, and we became limited even more. (and NO...I really did not have a choice in regards to the TV.....shakes her head and sighs to herself). Up to this point we basically had a love seat and two Lazyboy recliners. The set-up on these pieces was SO not conducive to having guests. we are just sort of plodding along not really thinking much of making any large purchases and then it happened.........the furniture "opportunity of the century"
Well....maybe not the century but certainly a great deal!!!

After a day or two of figuring out possible lay-outs for furniture and much number crunching we decided to bite the bullet and hope for the best.

Here is what we ended up with:

Please try and imagine the love seat WITHOUT the pink princess blankie and the princess herself all sprawled out sleeping!

Sorry the pictures were not the greatest quality but due to the size of the room, that was the best I could do in getting a full shot.

I love the color and contemporary style of the set - and was really surprised to find out that hubby like it too. We are usually miles apart style-wise! I even love the coordinating pillows that came with the set as well.

I think we did phenomenally with price - It ended up costing us about the same price as we would have probably paid JUST for the couch without the sale. We ended up with the love seat, couch and 4 throw pillows. Not too shabby, eh?

It took a bit of work to find just the right way to situate everything but we did it and it really opened up the living room!

Now if we can JUST keep all the cat hair off the couches....but that's a whole other post!!



Suzy said...

Love the new furniture! My last house was small also and furniture size was always an issue!

I love that the kitty cat is in the photo!

Enjoy the new furniture!

Kristin said...

We have almost the EXACT same furniture. They are so incredibly comfortable.

Cassandra said...

The furniture is nice and all, but the cat on top is the best part!

Pundelina said...

Beautiful! Isn't it so nice when everything comes together perfectly.

The blanket on top for the princess is a good idea - may have to do that to our new couches too.


sassy said...

Very nice, I love the brown!

imafishey said...

Love the couch & love seat!!

And thank you Jenn. I appreciate you sitting quietly next to me holding my hand.

becomingwhole said...

What great furniture! Enjoy!

IF Optimist, then... said...

I love it! It is so much better to have seating that you can snuggle with DH on. Being able to have guests too is an added bonus.

Beautiful Mess said...

Oooohhh NICE! I love the colors. I even like the pink princess blanket with the princess laying on top of it. Good work, you two!

Cara said...

Nice Deal and NIcer furnature! We have decided NOT to get anything new or nice until the kids are MUCH older. Just last week one of our ratty ones got puked on. Nice...huh?

Lavender Luz said...

Makes me want to sink in and make myself at home!

Erika said...

I think we have the same furniture. It's so comfy, enjoy!

kate said...

We have a difficult layout in our living room as well, so I know how great it is to find something that works. Congrats!!! I like the style, too- it's both contemporary and traditional without being too much of either. Good choice.

And as one cat lover to another, surely you know by now that resistance to the cat-hair is futile! It will conquer your couches whether you want it to or not! ;)

areyoukiddingme said...

Looks like the princess approves of the new furniture!

Flying Monkeys said...

The pink goes well! And kitty approves, that's important.