As you all can see, we are little by little trying to make the apartment a better place to be in. The way we see it, the better it looks on here, the more of you will come visit!
Our newest project was getting a couch so we could actually sit in the living room. First we were using our yoga mats as seating...
Then once we stopped at IKEA we upgraded to yoga mats + a rolled up mattress (for a back rest...that rolled... REAL smart Michael and Laura).
We went on a ridiculous search for a couch- Target, Walmart, IKEA, online, Craigslist, etc etc etc. Did you all know couches are RIDICULOUSLY expensive? The cheapest one we found and liked was $229. Bummer. We were about to just bite the bullet and buy it when we walked past a local thrift store and spotted this baby:
That's what we thought at first. We figured cooties and bed bugs and more, but when we saw the $25 price, we decided it was worth it to take a second look. It had definitely seen it's better days with normal wear and tear, discoloring, and a missing back pillow- but had a good sturdy frame and not horrible odors or bugs. We carried it home (the thrift store is about 2 blocks away-and plus I'm just super strong) and I went right to work on washing any fabric that could be unzipped- which greatly helped.
I pulled out the lovely thing and stretched out the first piece on the base of the loveseat and worked my way around tucking it in to avoid the saggy, cheap look, shown below:
Since the loveseat was missing a back cushion, we bought 2 large overstuffed pillows from Walmart for $9.88 each and covered them with piece 3 of the set.