I don’t think I’ve ever taken the time to talk about our couch.
I know, I know: how exciting could a couch really be? I have to admit, the entire process of finding a couch I loved was long and drawn out. Consider me picky: it was difficult to find one that was the right color, the right fabric, the right cushion shape…
After months and months (I’m serious. How aggravating!) of looking, I finally spotted the perfect fit: the Lounge sofa from Crate & Barrel. The deep seats were probably my biggest draw – I can sit on the couch regularly, stretch my legs out, and only my feet hang off the edge (the seat is 46″ deep). It is SO comfortable. So, we went ahead and made the purchase in the chinchilla shaded fabric. The couch arrived about this time last year, and things were awesome.
…until about 6 months in. I started to notice the couch cushion fabric was pilling. Little balls of fuzz were collecting on the cushions, making them look like an old sweater. I was beside myself: I had just spent a good chunk of change on this furniture piece and I did NOT think this should be happening. After calling Crate & Barrel to inquire, they informed me that the manufacturer had changed the fabric making process to fix that problem since we purchased the couch…and would I just like a new one?
Call me crazy, call overly cautious…I wasn’t going to risk that happening again. So, after working out the details with the ever so patient staff at Crate & Barrel, a new solution was reached. We decided the best plan of action would be to select a completely new fabric for the couch, which is exactly what I did. Of course, that was another process altogether, but once I laid eyes on this new fabric, I knew it was the one. I did, however, have to wait another three months for my couch to be ordered and constructed.
Talk about a switcheroo. I’m going to go from a taupe/gray shade of fabric to a dusty blue. It just so happens that the couch is set to arrive next week. It’s been a long 6 months of waiting; I hope the new piece of furniture lives up to my expectations!
Although I am nervous, I am also confident that the new couch will suit our current wall color, as well as the new art piece on the wall. I found this abstract canvas at…where else? Home Goods! Justin and I walked down the aisle it was on, laid eyes on it, and I knew it had to come home with me. Heck, Justin even knew. That just fuels my personal stance on finding perfect decor: when I see the right thing, I just know it. I haven’t had as much success with purposely going out and searching for an item…it just needs to find its way to me. It might take me years to fully decorate my home, but gosh darn it, the pieces I put in will be just right!
Have you had to replace a new piece of furniture before?