our pregnancy has taken its first victim. our beautiful leather couches that were our christmas present to each other. the smell of the leather was just too much for this pregnant lady. i mean i went back and forth a thousand times but the final decision came when i broke down crying one day after lunch because i didn’t want to go back home. my home. i didn’t want to go. it made me miserable. the couches had to go.
the husband surprised me with his interest in getting a replacement couch. it took me four years to get him to break down for the leather ones. i wasn’t going to push. we did decide that since leather was no longer an option, slip covers would be ideal. when out one day we walked into pottery barn and the husband fell in love with the small sectional. i saw the opportunity to mention that the couches are actually for sale, not just sitting. we left with measurements and a couple days later placed our order.
conveniently, he decided to take advantage of our living room with basically no furniture and to start/finish the hardwood flooring. below is the laminate flooring.
our helper, martha stewart. during this process we lost sam and she was VERY attached to us and vice versa. my girl is typically the one wanting to be outside 24 hours a day. after sam, she would go outside to do her business and immediately come to the back door and bark to come inside. she is slowly starting to spend more time outside but is much more by my side than before. i don’t mind the change at all. i think it has helped us both grieve and find a new normal.
new bamboo flooring complete. it is crazy what a difference real wood makes. as each room is completed, i just get more and more excited about the finished look.
martha loving her new floors.
our new couch was delivered and we really do love it. we alternate who gets the corner each night. the cushions are wide enough for perfect snuggling.
we also finished our upstairs guest room. here is the only before photo i could find when it had carpet.
and after with the wood floors. sigh. i really am in love.