Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Looking better....

Both of our sons were here yesterday to help move appliances out of the way and to take out the water heater. Hubby wanted hot water as long as possible. Maybe he thought I was going to cook and needed to wash dishes? I could have cooked but couldn't find an extension cord.
Colton was here for the earlier move. He didn't find it strange to have a refrigerator in the living room. It was convenient actually. He didn't have to walk (guide Grandma) so far from the TV to get his juice.
The washer and dryer in the family room were annoying though. Most of his toys are behind the washer.

Yesterday I stopped at the reupholstery shop and learned that they do make furniture there. I still hope to find something new, but this backup plan pleases me. We both still like our sofa because it is well made and comfy. My chiropractor suggested a furniture company this morning that I will check into, and also the name of another company that will build to suit.

That sounds expensive, doesn't it? I won't know how bad until I check into it. I really would like a love seat or over-sized chair (chair and a half?) if we recover our current sofa and so far, nothing I've seen will match or blend (in my opinion) style-wise.

If I had absolutely loved the fabric upgrade (see my previous post) I might have had a hard time while canceling the order but there were two big factors that made it easy. First of all, I wasn't crazy in love with the material. It was my second choice. A far second one at that. And secondly, the store screwed up by not pulling the discontinued fabric from their sample wall. They could have offered some kind of deal since it was their fault I was going through this. I don't expect something for nothing. I'm really not a demanding customer, but dang, that was a lot of additional money! If I have to pay more than expected, I'll spend it where I can get exactly what I want. Hopefully I will resume the hunt Thursday or Friday.

The installers are done with the kitchen and the refrigerator and stove are back in place. Our old flooring was 26 years old. Boy, those years flew! The middle picture shows lovely cement. The floor color isn't uneven, that it shadow on the left in the bottom photo.
 I'm now off to clean a bit. Furnace installation tomorrow is bound to create more mess but this is all good.


Chatty Crone said...

Wish I was getting some new renovations!

SkippyMom said...

Good luck on finishing up. I bet it is going to be wonderful.

I may have missed it [forgive me] but did your Doctor recommend special furniture to sit on to relieve pain or a bad back? Hope that isn't too nosy to ask - but it makes me wonder if perhaps we should rethink ours too.

And I know what you mean about loving a piece of furniture you just want to keep it and recover it. The only way I will ever get my favorite love seat recovered is if I figure out how to do it myself. It is INCREDIBLE how expensive it is here to do.Right now we keep it in the den covered in my quilts. I can't part with it. :)

Can't wait to see the finished product. Very exciting.

SkippyMom said...

PS - my first sentence didn't sound right, wishing you luck. heehee I don't mean it like "good luck it's going to SUCK" - I mean have a good time doing it. I love renovations and it looks like you are having a good time doing it. Sorry about that. :)

thisisme said...

It all sounds very exciting, and I bet it will be lovely when it's all finished. Bet you can't wait. To re-upholster something over here costs and arm and a leg! Like Skippy, I await to see photos of it when it's all finished.