The Couch and Table

Friends, I know you have all been dying to hear the full story on the new chartreuse couch and glass dining table. No? What if I bribe you by promising a glamour shot of each?

I love our vintage Danish modern couch, but the basic foam cushions over the wooden frame was hard on the old aching joints after several hours of blogging or watching TV. The easy solution would be to spend less time on the couch, right? Well… instead, we decided to add a new couch member to the family.

New Couch

Shortly after embarking to save up to $1000 for either a new or vintage couch (one with tufting to soften the number of modern straight lined pieces in the living area), this beaut popped up on Craigslist for $250. We drove over to check it out and loved it instantly! It’s very soft–perfect for naps. I forgot to negotiate down the price, as you should do with Craigslist dealings, but the seller delivered to our apartment for free which is worth much more than the $25 or $50 I probably could have talked him down.

The fabric is very, very high quality and I believe was scotchguarded many years ago so it’s been wearing quite well. The only thing that makes it less than ideal is how low it is–I mean the cushions are low and when you sit down you sink even lower. But it’s not uncomfortable or anything, so I like it.

Chrome Table

As for the chrome and glass table…! The round wooden table we had before technically fit better in our space–round is always a great space-saver. The top was very water damaged and therefore rough on the skin, and it was very crowded for knees underneath. This table is much larger and can accommodate 6 people if we need it to! Coming into possession of this table is one of the reasons I love that my parents never throw anything away. I grew up with it! I have vivid memories of my mom asking me to Windex this as one of my chores in elementary school. I used to be such a drama queen about it… coughing and hacking as if the ammonia scent was going to kill me (I really did think it would). I still don’t love Windexing but I do love the gleam of the clean tabletop.

Someday, I’ll even buy four matching chairs to go under it! I know, I know… dream big!


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