Friday, May 8, 2009

Logan by Ashley

We've been in the market for a new sofa and loveseat for a while now...we just didn't want to admit it to ourselves.

I've had the old sofa and loveseat for over ten years, and yuck, you could totally tell, but it was just so comfy I never wanted to let it go. So, we headed out to a few different places over the past two days to see what we could find. There were a few different qualities this furniture had to have in order for us to even consider it. It needed to be dark in color to hide unruly pet hair and muddy paws. We're not dirty people by any means, but if you have pets you know what they can do to make even the nicest furniture look like crap. So yeah, dark upholstery was a must. We also wanted a sofa with back cushions that were not attached to the frame. The cat likes to sleep on the back of our furniture, and her big butt tears the cushions away from the frame. And besides, I've always loved the look of pillow-back couches anyway.

Our house is just a tiny little bungalow, so size was also something we had to take into consideration. I love sectionals, and I'd absolutely go for something of that size for our home, especially considering the amount of entertaining we do. But it just doesn't work in our living room, and I've come to the conclusion that it never will.

Luck must have been on our side last night because we fell in love with, and then purchased, a three piece living room set...sofa, loveseat (or "chair and a half", as the maker refers to it) and oversized ottoman from the clearance section of the store for a whopping $899.00 for the entire set. How lucky is that??? This was the last model they had in the store so we had to act fast. We got it home and set it up last night and it's perfect for us. I took the back cushions off while lounging in front of the television, and it seats both me and a sprawling spacehog of a dog comfortably. No more crammed space and too much body heat on a summer's night. No more oversized furniture jammed into a too small living space. No more stinky, outdated furniture to scowl about. This stuff = love. And the best part? The body can be cleaned with a damp, soapy towel, and the seat cushions and back pillows can be recovered by yours truly when they've seen their share of wear and tear.

The photos I've included in this post show the same model as the one we bought, only our cushions are covered in a chocolate brown microsuede. I have plans to recover two of the back pillows with a sweet little calico or some sort of graphic fabric that will just make the furniture pop.

And of course, now the gears are grinding in my head about changing the curtains in that room, and maybe the paint color...again. We shall see. Home improvement is such a never ending (yet fun!) process, don't you agree?

1 comment:

LK- Healthy Delicious said...

wow! great deal- I think it will look graet with the darker cushions. Just make sure the cat doesn't squash them too much... we got a pillow back because we had the same problem with out dog liking to nap on the back... but he just sinks down into the pillow and it doesnt want to fully plump any more. :(