I BOUGHT TWO WHITE COUCHES!!! For my family room! The room that we often eat it, the room that we live in. See, I have wanted that white, shabby chic look for a long time. I drooled over the Pottery Barn couches since my first son was a baby. I thought I'd be old and gray before I could get them.
Then, I went to Ikea and found them--white SLIP COVERED couches and my heart did a little pitter patter right then and there! They were cheap and on sale and SLIP COVERED! That means, if I hate them in a year or two, I won't cry that I spent a fortune on them. My husband and I scooped them up right there and brought them home. We held a moment of silence for our sagging, stained, 8 year old couch and then chucked it to the curb.
This was three months ago, three summer months ago. And guess what, the couches are still in almost perfect condition! There is a spot or two on them, but they wash right out! These couches have been eaten on, jumped on (they became a gymnastics playground during the Olympics for my 3 and 5 year olds), and abused. And I am still in love with them! Sigh...
I have my eye on a beautiful mercury glass lamp at Hobby Lobby to replace my pidly little lamp from the old house. I also bought some curtains from Target that are way too short--see them folded up on the table?? Just haven't mustered up the energy to wait in the return line with three kidlets.