i swear my house doesn't smell like mothballs.
anyway, a few weeks ago, right after we moved into our new (smaller) home, i was browsing the aisles of a nearby thrift store, when i saw this beauty in the distance. i realize, to some of you, it's not such a beauty, but it's exactly what i wanted when i was sofa-shopping last winter. i settled for a sofa that turned out to be not quite what i was thinking, and have been living with it since december of '08. it was fine, but when i saw this guy, it was exactly what i wanted all along! clean lines, that sort of 'vintage' look (because it is vintage, hehe), and in awesome shape. even jordan likes it! :)
she had a couple of stain-y spots, so i bought some "oxy deep" cleaner, did what the bottle said, and BAM!, stains gone. magic. now i'm kind of obsessed with that product.
nyway, i got this guy for only $25! when i saw it, i immediately started thinking "how can i get this to my house (i have a tiny car), how do i get my old sofa out, will jordan hate it, etc, etc, etc", so i tried to talk myself out of it, but i just couldn't! it was too perfect, and exactly what i wanted. so, after i had the green light from jordan, and a suggestion for a friend's truck usage, i called the friend, borrowed his truck, and went and got it all by myself. magic, i tell you! i think this couch was sent to me from heaven.
the house is still a work in progress, and there are many improvements i want to make, but the furniture selection is coming along nicely, so that makes me happy.
and, here is mika in his new favorite place: the stairs. look at his cute little feet! hehe