Thursday, November 29, 2007

Does My Living Room Make the New Sofa Look Fat?

Last Saturday I ended my long, grueling sofa quest and impulsively purchased this sofa and chair. It was a deal folks.

The new furniture arrived yesterday and my first panic-stricken thought was, did they super size my order in the truck or what? The sofa and so-called snuggler recliner that looked perfectly normal in the huge JCPenney furniture outlet warehouse look GINORMOUS in my small 1940s era living room. I was thisclose to tears as I surveyed each of the various new arrangements the boy and I tried last night in a desperate attempt to help me accept my new purchases. I was also on a lot of cold medicine and only three hours sleep, but whatever.

But enough about what I think, what do you think? Should I put this set on craigslist tout suite and try to minimize my damages, or am I (as my boyfriend says) being too critical and just need to chill? Operators are standing by for your votes.

Here's another view:

And as a reminder, this is what it used to look like with my hand-me-down, lived-with-since-I-was-12 (no lie) sofa and love seat:

Notes: 1) I do like the color, fabric and comfort factors of this new set. I just hate that they look so huge even though they're surprisingly not as wide as the old set. 2) Yes mom, one of these days I will get real window treatments.

Read the rest of the sofa quest saga here: part I, part II


  1. This is the mom checking in and I love your new couch and chair. What I want to know is how you know me so well and know that I was thinking about the window treatments. I really got a kick out of that comment. I noticed that one of the cats is happy with the new couch purchase! Now when did you say we can expect the new window treatments????????????????

  2. Wow is this your first blog comment? Impressive. ;)

    And I'm not so sure you'd tell me you hated them even if you really did.

    The window treatments will come just a few short months after I decide whether or not I'm keeping the new stuff. You didn't expect me to rush into it, didya?

    Oh and that's Piggy, aka Twinsie #2.

  3. I like it. Quit being a whiny ass about it and learn to like it.

  4. I really like the set and I love that color of yellow on the walls. What is it? The only thing that's throwing me off is the dark end table next to the chair, it's so dark and just kinda sucks the light out of the room for me.

  5. For whatever it's worth - I really like them. They suit the colors in the room and look warm and inviting.

  6. I like the new couch and chair. I like the way the chair can sit at an angle now instead of straight on (like the loveseat had to).

    It's hard to tell from this perspective whether the couch is fat or not! Maybe stop dropping so many crumbs and see if it slims down?

  7. Thanks for all the comments and for stopping by guys.

    iloveupstate - The yellow is Glidden's lemon ice.

  8. I vote yes for your new couches. They may look better to you with some accent pillows, it will cut down on the visual size.


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