Post # 17
LOVE your new set of furniture. Nice refreshing look.
Lol, at the 1980s indestructible furniture… sadly you’ll find that you won’t probably get the same mileage out of stuff that is manufactured now
(My couch from the early 1980s is still going strong… we recovered it. My one from the late 1990s died long ago)
Until the 1990s, most furniture used “hard wood” in manufacturing (why that stuff is sooo heavy too) … now it is either “soft woods” or artificial composites…
I am happy to hear you held onto the “This End Up” pieces and are planning to repurpose them (my other choice would be to donate it, as I am sure someone else would appreciate it / get more mileage out of it too)… you could always give it a facelift… restain them, paint them, change the cushions etc.
Post # 18
It’s beautiful! We had some hand-me-down furniture when we first got married and moved in together. I’m grateful for it but looking forward to updating a bit once we have a house and more space!
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@SparkleBee11: @MrsBeck: @Korenne: @Mrs.LemonDrop: @little_d: @bridesmomma: @Araya: Thanks, yall! I can’t wait until it comes in! 🙂
@atreyu547: @Gemstone: Yeah, hand-me-downs are nice for a while until you get on your feet, but having your own stuff is just awesome 🙂
Haha, I know what you mean! I LOVE decorating our house! We (well… mainly I) have had essentially the whole house decorated by month 4. I couldn’t wait to make it our place!
Good Luck shopping! I know anything will be more comfy than folding chairs 🙂 haha
@li612: Its actually a cremey-tan color… the picture looks a little whiter than it is. But yeah, because it is a lighter color, we opted for the company to put a protective spray on it, that if we spill anything on it, it will bead up on top rather than absorb into the fabric, and we can just wipe it off. Also, if anystain wont come out, they will replace the furniture for free. But we also are trying to abide by our new “no food or drink besides water in the living room” rule. We’ll see how that goes. haha
@This Time Round:
Haha, oh man, I know! That furniture is so sturdy… and the stuff they make today will probably only last 10 years max. SO didn’t really want to get new couches because they wont last as long as these… but I took off the cushion covers to show him how gross they were (27 years of nastiness in there) and then he was 100% for new couches… even if they don’t last forever. haha. But yeah, the This End Up furniture is going back to his parents house… they will keep it in their extra bedroom upstairs until his brother moves… then he (the brother) will get them. I think they are keeping them in the family until they are dead. haha
Post # 20
I love your new set, good choice! Maybe a rug in a pattern like this?
It’s from Target but they have similar patterns all over, so you could find one in your price range.
P.S. My parents totally have that exact This End Up set in their basement! It used to be our living room furniture growing up, too haha.
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Beautiful set!! We invested in a new lounge suite yesterday, I’m in love! It’s so comfortable!
Post # 23
Love it!! I would love a white liing room..there is a living room on the pier 1 website that is white and I covet it. However, we have dogs and horses so white is a definite no-no. We went with jewel colors (scarlet and teal) becasue it is bright but not garish, and it hides dirt really well. Our couch is slipcovered (for a reason) but it is a well fitting slipcover so I dont mind it at all. Also, we have an oriental (wool, hand made) and that thing is a lifsaver in terms of hiding hair and stains). The rug actually set the colors for our the living room. I often wish we were young (second timers and older) so we could have started from scratch, but we both had pieces from our past lives that were really important to us, so making at all work took a bit of creativity and trial and error. I found color to be the glue that held it all together.
Post # 24
@LeonardLady: love it, congrats! New furniture is so fun! That wil really freshen and brighten up your space. As for the rug, I’d stick with neutrals and maybe something with some of that blue in it!
Post # 25
Good idea! And yeah, we got the new set in on Sunday! I’ll take and post pictures tomorrow when its bright and sunny 🙂
Post # 26
As far as the rug, have you looked at Flor.com? They have a lot of different patterns that are based on arranged carpet squares that are pieced together. They have a lot of different patterns that you can get for the sized of your space.
So far I haven’t found anything there that just screams our living room, but I’ve been checking every so often to see.
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Finally arrived ??！ looks great! 😀
Post # 29
love it! Looks amazing!
Check Joss and Main for rugs too. They always have fun choices.
Post # 31
You have excellent taste! I love it!