Friday, December 9

New {Old} Couch and A Little Peak at Our Den

 Things that are making me happy this morning:

1. Finally having {and currently working from} a couch and a coffee table.

Now, you know this by now:  it would completely go against my entire psychological make-up and junker-mentality if I actually went out and purchased a new couch and coffee table.  Of course I didn't.

No, I had an older loveseat slip-covered in reverse denim to give it a "grayish-denim-chambray" look.  It turned out a little more "denim" than I was hoping for, but I'm cool with it.  It's still comfy.
{couch: passed down from mom and dad during my college days. In other words..FREE}

Look at the lovely fabric that's hiding beneath.  Decent.  But not my style.  Sorry mom.

The coffee table wasn't free, but close.  It's a glorified chicken crate on wheels.  The chicken crate came from Sweeten Creek Antiques in Asheville.  The wheels came from an online hardware store.  Love it.  Perfect height for my feet.  Because that's what really matters when it comes to a coffee table.  Right?

2.  My new rug from Dash and Albert came this week.  Yes, I did actually purchase something new.  As hard as it is for me, I just can't bring myself to do used rugs.

3.  Christmas decorations.  I wish I could be redneck and leave them up all year.

4.  A fire in the fireplace.  Obviously Barley is just as happy about it as I am.

Now, if only there were snowflakes falling outside my window, the morning would be close to perfect.  Did anyone catch Modern Family this week?  The snow machine at the end of the episode?  A white Christmas even in sunny So Cal?  Yes, please.  I'll take it.   

I hope you're enjoying this Friday morning as much as we are!  Happy weekend.



  1. Awe...pretty...the couch adds a splash of color...looks very that a stuffed animal that Barley is sleeping next to? I want to see your home again, on our trip up there after Christmas...Is that a LARGE cup of coffee I see sitting on your chicken-crate-coffee table? :)

  2. Part of my post didn't post! That should read:


  3. What's going on? but then maybe it is hot tea or hot chocolate :>)

  4. I'm loving this project. Sooo cute! I am also a new follower. Hope you stop by to visit and follow me back!