Now here's where it starts getting weird. The closer we looked at the couch, the worse it looked. The best was I can describe it is that they removed the top layer of dirt that was hiding the even worse lower layer. And yes, I realize how gross that sounds, but we're talking two guys and a dog here. And it's really just grubby; it's not like we peed on it or anything.
So I'm getting a slipcover from Target, and we'll see how that does. But first, I'm going to try this, since it's cheaper:
My couch isn't microfiber but at this point I probably can't make it any worse.
In other sofa news, I think I've picked one out for the living room, so now I'm soliciting opinions. I want the colors in the living and dining room to be turquoise and orange. I already have orange chairs and the walls are turquoise, so I figured the couch should be white. After reading all the above, bear in mind that the living room furniture will mostly be looked at, not used. So I was thinking about this:
It's kinda mid-century, don't you think? And it's affordable. Please post your comments below. If you have another suggestion, I'd love to hear it.
One last thing: we have become official Suburbanites with the addition of this:
All I need now is an apron that says "Kiss the Cook." We got it on a really good sale at Lowes, plus they were having a special on propane, so a $50 tank only cost me $24, plus I had a 10% off coupon. This is far more grill than we'll ever need, but it is by no means the biggest available. Actually, it's on the smallish side.
I took another stab at making pickles last week:
Hubs and I liked Pickles 2.0 much better than the first batch. Hubs thinks they're a little too much on the sour side, but I think they're fine. When we finish these, I'm going to try making Bread & Butter pickles next.
And that's it for this week, kids. I'm trying to get back into the habit of blogging but truthfully, there has been nothing to report. I know that doesn't ever stop me, but still...