So…The Sequel

Well, after the shopping and deciding on a new sofa…we changed our minds. The sofa we picked out (which looks like this but a bit darker)…

…has microfiber fabric. It’s supposed to be really tough but we (and by “we” I mean mostly Travis but I was a little too) were concerned that it wouldn’t hold up to two kids and a dog. We’re not a “hands off” family by any stretch and any piece of furniture we buy needs to be a work horse. I really like the look of the sofa and felt it was a bit more sophisticated than the one I bought today, which looks like this…

It’s a much richer brown and I really like that. Now for all of you that are scratching your head saying “but she hates brown!”, I’ll say that is only somewhat true. When I was a kid, growing up in the ’70’s, everything in our house was dark brown. Carpet, linoleum, cabinets, bathtub, toilet, and sink were all brown. And the walls were white. I remember thinking “If I was a grown up, I would make everything red!” Well, now I am a grown up and this sofa is offered in red…but I asked for “chocolate brown please.” Why? Because I’m a grown up. And I know that I’d be tired of looking at a red sofa in about 3 days. Plus with brown, I can use all sorts of throw pillows in red or gold or blue or anything. So I’m happy. Well, I still liked the look of the other one better. They look different in person.

I like this chair to go with it…

It’s brown and cream and blue and green. It’s really comfy too but it costs as much as the sofa does so I’ll have to wait. I’ll look on Craig’s List but in the last couple of years bed bugs has become a real concern so I’m skittish about buying something used. All-in-all it’s turning out well. I like that I can take my time and not buy everything at once. We’re keeping my ugly/comfy chair and ottoman for now but we’re losing one seat. That’s a big deal when my parents come to visit so we’ll have to figure something out.

And, well, that’s about it for today…



8 thoughts on “So…The Sequel

  1. I think it’s smashing. I used to hate brown too, and we didn’t have any brown furniture. We had dark brown cabinets but my mom was into light and bright even in the 70’s. I love it now. It’s very rich looking. I sure hope you guys enjoy it!!! Oh…I really like that chair too.

  2. By the way, I really like the chocolate brown…it does look rich as someone said and looks like it would be family-friendly…Can’t wait to see it in person someday…

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