As I mentioned here, our couch is on it's way out. Despite the love and tenderness that the red ouch and I have experienced together, it's time to move on.
Last weekend, while visiting N's grandmother in small-town MN, Sister-in-law and I went to a local furniture store, just to look, because they usually have awesome furniture. It did not disappoint. I found a couch I loved, and that was on sale from $899 to $449. It took a lot of willpower to not snap it up, but since N was not with me, and we had no way of getting the couch from small-town MN 250 miles south east to St. Paul, I had to pass. But it stayed with me.
Sister-in-law loved it too, she saw a commercial for Furniture Mart and what had a starring role but my new favorite couch. Advertised for $398! That's even cheaper! So, while N was driving back up to small-town MN for another visit with Grams, my mom and I went to my local Furniture Mart (which is an Ashley furniture clearance store) and visited with the sofa.
And I, of course, bought it. I'm a little in shock as we've recently gotten a new dresser as well (out of need, not want) and my recent purchase of Bernice the Camera, we'll be on a strict spending freeze for awhile now. (though I never thought I'd reach a point in my life where I could pay cash for a piece of furniture, yay me!) But, at least we'll be at home not spending money while sitting on our comfy new couch!
a lot more neutral than the red ouch, that's for certain