Saturday, January 03, 2009

Goodbye D.I.

When we moved here and were unloading our furniture, our truck driver said something like, "Wow, this couch sure has been around the block a time or two!" I noticed a rip in the back of the couch and said, "I don't think that was there before we left." And the driver said, "Look at this thing, does it really matter?" No, I guess it didn't. We got it at D.I. 5 1/2 years ago and it has been through the ringer. It's still very comfortable and I often sleep on it, but it is UGLY.

Yesterday we went on a last ditch effort to Dallas to find living room furniture. We decided that if we couldn't find anything, we'd stop trying all together and go only once a year from here on out to see if stores had anything new.

We checked The Dump first and I was sorely disappointed. They tout prices as 30-60% off retail and they were supposed to be up to 70% off of their already reduced prices, but they were the most expensive store we checked!

We went to The RoomStore and found nothing (we weren't really expecting to since we've been there before).

When we walked into Freed's, we were a bit shocked. It looked a little more upscale than we were expecting, but at least they had a different selection! We walked around the upholstery (we've been holding out for microfiber) section and only found 1 set we liked. We were there about an hour trying to decide if it would really work for us. The one on the floor was baby blue with chocolate brown welting and some trendy blue and brown floral accent pillows. Nice, but not necessarily timeless. But, it also came in the green we've been hoping for!

Heavenly day! We bought a solid sage green couch with green pillows and green welting. I'll have to pick up some accent pillows somewhere else, but that is A.O.K. with me. We've been looking for furniture for over a year!! We also got a "chair and a half" instead of a love seat, but Matt and I fit just fine on it without being squished at all, and I think it will fit better in our small living room anyway. It was all on sale (even more than the list price on that link), so we got it for a very reasonable price with delivery, tax and warranty included.

It will be delivered in 6 weeks or something since it was a custom order. I hope it looks as good in our home as it did there!

I thought this day would never come.


becki said...

oh happy day! what a good feeling. we were disappointed by the dump too, but some people really like it. can't wait to see a pic once it's delivered.

Celia Marie (W.) B. said...

The dump would be best for people buying leather who live close enough that they could check every weekend, I think.

Erin S. said...

I LOVE the style of it! I can't wait to see it in person!

C & A said...

holy cow is that dean at the top? he looks like an entirely different person, and a movie star baby at that. good job on the photography and the cute baby.....and the furniture. what a great feeling to find something you really like!

Kristeee said...

Yay! Isn't it a great feeling to hold out long enough to get the item and a price you want? Microfiber's so nice, too. You'll love it.

Celia Marie (W.) B. said...

Amanda, the picture of Dean was from November, so his hair is shorter now, but it's one of my favorites.

Lindsay said...

When we bought our first REAL couch this summer, I thought I'd died and gone to heaven. Who knew having a living room that coordinated even the tiniest bit would be that intoxicating?! Enjoy your new couch!