the leather had split and cracked and they were looking shabby ~
unfortunately not in an English country cottage way or we would have kept them.
In hindsight I think we paid way too much for them when we purchased them a dozen years or so ago
and their quality was lacking.
Happily they were snapped up by a family we know with young children,
we are overjoyed to see them go to a good home rather than the landfill.
(one thing I can't stand is waste and I try very hard to recycle)
I wanted to have some lighter slip covered pieces like Janet at The Gardener's Cottage has in her living room.
I'd love to have her decorate my room like she did for one of her friends a while back, and if she lived closer I'd invite her over for tea and ask her advice!
Go over and take a look at Janet's living room and see what I mean.
We have dark wood wainscoting and our room is teeny tiny so it's a challenge and my thoughts are to keep things simple and on a small scale.
I wanted to have something plush and comfy and something that was within our budget.
So we took a look at what IKEA had to offer and found two affordable love seats with washable covers.
They have been shipped over from the store in Richmond and have been installed...
I need to find some extra cushions and perhaps add a few choice items...
I've got a scented candle for ambience
the family room opens right off the Humble Bungalow kitchen
the wooly cushion is one I hooked when I took a course with my girlfriends
we are known in our circle as "the hookers"
(I think I'll put this one downstairs in my hobby room when I find some new ones)
The love seats are Ektorp
and the covers are in the natural linen shade.
We've ordered a new LG steam washer and dryer set
which will be delivered after the in floor heat and tiles have been finished.
They are large and sturdy so the slip covers will be able to be laundered at home.
I have been paying to have our duvet and cover laundered over the years so we'll save time and money.
Which is great because the new LG set is more expensive than I thought it would be!
Our old washer and dryer are over 20 years old
and we will be giving those away as they still work.
I'm pleased with the love seats and hope to enjoy many years of comfort sitting on them.
We do not change up our furniture or appliances very often
when we buy it's with an eye for longevity.
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Slim Paley's home in Santa Barbara showed us her home dressed up for American Thanksgiving!
It's absolutely gorgeous!
Pop around and see for yourself.
What home keeping projects are you up to?
Are you adding your personal touch for the autumnal season?
Take care and have a great weekend.
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