Operation Move-out is going to begin tomorrow morning.
That is, the owners of the house we are currently and temporarily living in are coming to move out their furniture and belongings. This wasn’t the original plan when we moved into the house. Rather, they were to spend a year abroad and we were to occupy the house, store our stuff, use theirs, and then mosey on our merry way as the good Lord directed.
Four months into this year long arrangement there was a change of plans and now the homeowners are back six months early and moving their things to a new house, while kindly letting us stay on as tenants. The only hitch with this plan is that in my valiant efforts to purge and downsize significantly when we sold the New Old House, we sold our bed and all of our upholstered living room furniture. Oops. We have been shopping for a new sofa but darn if the wait isn’t 6-8 weeks for most sofas to be delivered from the manufacturer. We may be sitting on the floor for awhile around here. Maybe a long while if I can’t get over my sofa commitment phobia.
Slipcovered, English roll arms, exposed turned feet . . . very pretty.
Straight arms, slipcovered, slightly modern but oh so cottage chic?
It’s a tough call. And a big financial commitment. Maybe i should just pull up a metal folding chair and think on it for awhile . . .
If you have young children and light colored slipcovered furniture, how has this worked out for you?
- Do the slipcovers wash well?
- Is it a big ugly chore to launder them?
- Any words of wisdom before I jump in with both feet?
And then, of course, there is the bed. Or lack of one, I should say. Thankfully we should be able to get an inexpensive bed frame and I am on the look-out for a reasonable upholstered headboard. Or a free afternoon to DIY one like so many others out in blogland.
Did you see Kate’s DIY, below?
I wonder if she and her jigsaw make house calls?
I will let you know how things transpire . . .
Hope your Christmas was oh-so-very-Merry!