One Down: The Sofa

I finally pulled the trigger. I chose a couch, I went to the store–complete with a rented van and my cousin’s help–I put my credit card down and I bought a new couch. We headed up to the sofa department before making the final purchase. I was planning on buying the Idemo Beige corner Ektorp, but it looked a bit too light–like I’d be washing it all the time. I’d also been eyeing the Nordvalla Gray. It looked a bit too dark on the site, so I wanted to see it in person before heading to the cash register. Turns out, it was a much lighter color (meaning less likely to show white cat hair) than it looked on the screen.

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Of course, as so often happens, changing one thing in the room makes me want to change everything else. I’ve already rolled up the carpet and took a picture to sell it on Craigslist. I’ve been thinking about changing the wall color for quite some time. I’ve never really liked it. I chose it for being relatively neutral because it had to go in multiple rooms.

Another snowy day and a quiet day at home also prompted me to take down the curtains and wash them. It also reminded me of another project to add to the William Morris list:

  • Doctor the curtains

I bought simple white curtains because my living room and dining room are one big room. I didn’t necessarily want them to be exactly the same, but they also needed to blend. Now, I’m bored. So I’m thinking about doing some stenciling and sewing to liven them up a little–keep them similar, but slightly different.

In fact, I think those curtains will probably be my next project.

  • Finally make a couch decision
  • Paint the $30 Goodwill kitchen island
  • Touch-up the paint on my blue dresser
  • Paint the bookshelf/TV stand
  • Fix the wall in the back room
  • Find an organization solution for the back room
  • Declutter the office
  • Get rid of stuff in the guest closet–then put in shelves
  • Doctor the curtains
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