We just got a new sofa in our living room. I had so many people say “why are you selling your other blue sofa?” Or I even had one lady message me on Instagram and say “what a luxury to change things so often, most Americans can’t do that.”
Then I felt bad and stupid for wanting to change up our living room and our perfectly fine sofa.
Then I thought I shouldn’t allow someone who doesn’t really know me make me change what I want to do or to feel bad.
I do agree it is nice and possibly a “luxury.” But if you have a sofa, you too can have that “luxury” of selling what you have and getting something different. Maybe not a new one, but a change up can be made if you want it to happen and if you want it bad enough I guess. Maybe a sofa swap? I think there is a TV show about that…or was one.
And cats out of the bag- I am a blogger. I do kind of have a little a bit of pressure to bring you new content and new ideas. Before I was a blogger you could have asked my family and friends how many sofa’s I have had and dining tables and they probably lost track. I just like to switch things up!
I had someone approach me and ask if I would be interested in selling my blue sofa to them. My first reaction was “no way, I love that sofa.” But after thinking about it I thought why not? I have wanted to try a lighter look in this front room, so perfect opportunity. And I love working with Wayfair. They did trade the sofa to help off set the cost of running a blog and my time.
Fast forward to my new sofa arriving. I wasn’t expecting it the day it arrived. So the delivery service left it on our back deck. We do not have a garage or
extra room ANY extra room (we do have a basement, but big pieces do not fit down the stairs). The person who was going to buy my old sofa figured out it would not fit in their room. So I posted the blue sofa for sale on a local Face Book page. Until that sofa sold the new sofa sat on our back deck for TWO WEEKS! And it rained and rained and rained…did I mention it rained?? The most rain we have had in a long time! We covered it with tarps and hoped it was staying dry.
I couldn’t take it any longer- I was getting too stressed about the new sofa on our deck. I had visions of squirrels making a nest in our brand new soaking wet sofa.
So we moved it into our front room.
And it was perfectly dry- no damage whatsoever.
The new sofa sat with the old sofa for a couple of days. In our tiny cape living room. Until I marked it down online and said “pick-up ASAP!” It was sold that day to a cute couple who were thrilled to be taking it to their home.
Getting new furniture into this tiny cape is far from easy. It is like I have to learn that lesson over and over. Here are the pictures to prove it-
I took some pictures of the new sofa and our living room the other day. The doors and windows were open with a nice breeze blowing in, it just felt like Spring with the anticipation of the beach days ahead.
My a few of my favorite things about this new sofa are- #1- The linen fabric #2- The long bench cushion #3- That it has a skirt!! No more balls rolling underneath the sofa (this wasn’t a problem until baby Finn joined our family:)).
We did sell the two chairs that were in this room. They were just too big for the space and with our little baby boy crawling all over we needed more space.
We replaced the two chairs for this one HERE and opted for a couple of floating ottomans.
You can read more about my painted pink piano HERE.
Fun to compare the two different looks in this room. I personally like them both and really enjoy change. It is good for us.
You can see where I moved the other rug to on this post HERE.
Living Room Sources-
Old Sofa discontinued similar HERE
Moroccan Style Pillow HERE
New Rug HERE
Old Rug HERE
New Chair HERE
Leather Ottoman HERE
Wood Occasional Table HERE
Floor Lamp HERE
White Clock above piano HERE
Walls Painted- Cloud Cover Benjamin Moore
Woven Blinds- The woven blinds were actually here when we moved in. I did find a name on the woven wood blinds. They are from Horizons Window Fashions. The color name is Forestglen Pecan.
I did find similar HERE the color that looked similar is- Sarasota Camel.
These are another option that looked similar HERE
Let me know if I missed anything! You can see more of this room on my Spring Home Tour HERE