Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Assembly Required

So, we finally took the plunge and bought a new couch! Our old couch came from the Rooms to Go Outlet and was very poorly made. We bought it less than five years ago and already it was broken. The beam in the middle was split and so the center of the couch caved in. It was not comfortable.

Plus, several rounds of moving had been hard on it. Do you notice the wood in the bottom left corner? Yea. Not cool.

So, we have had our eye on a new sectional from IKEA for some time but were being responsible adults and waiting until we could save up for it. And, finally, the day arrived!

We took a trip to the store sure that it would fit in our car ... that was a stupid assumption. As we went down to get the boxes, it became evident that there were too many to fit. Facing a challenging situation, we decided to load up as much as possible, which Landon would take home  and unload while I waited on the curb with the remainder of the boxes.

Thankfully, it was a beautiful evening and only about 75 degrees. Plus, because it took about 30 minutes for Landon to make it back, I had a good amount of time to call my parents!

After we finally got everything home, it was time to put the couch together. I think I may have underestimated how long this would take. Have you ever put together a couch? Me, either. 

Here's the before.

And after a lot of this.

And two hours, we finally ended up with this.

So far, we love it! It's very comfortable. And, Landon and I can each spread out no problem. Plus, five days later, we learned how great it is to be able to take off the cushions for cleaning, since Bug decided to throw up on it. Yep. But, our amazing dry cleaner was able to get the stain out with no problem (which is good since Bug did it again a few days later ... not sure what is going on with him or why he can't just throw up on the floor. Ugh.).

While I'm sure some of you are thinking, "A couch you put together yourself can't be any more well made than your last couch," well,  the great thing about this couch is it actually has a 10-year warranty. I'll keep you up to date on how it holds up.

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