While teething, Kyle gnawed on the back of the sofa, so I covered the area with a blanket we were given. I wish I had thought of putting the blanket there before Kyle nearly gnawed the fabric down to the wood! Anyway, when we got cats, they decided Old Green would make a great scratching post and secret lair! They clawed off the fabric underneath it, and some of the stuffing as well. And as the boys got older, they naturally used Old Green's ample arms for extra seating. And Tim used it as a second bed. Yes, Old Green served our family well, but it was finally time to throw out the old, and bring in the new!
Please understand that Kyle is not a shrinking violet when it comes to color. He wanted to paint his room in a dark Kelly green. Robert and I opted for a softer sage green, and it looks great. Then Kyle demanded that we paint his closet doors purple and his room's door orange. As an artist, I can see that he understands the concept of grouping the secondary colors (green, orange, and purple) together from the color wheel, but that doesn't mean they should all be in the same room. At the same time. At least not in the way he wants. Anyway, I agreed with Kyle about the sofa color, it had to be RED!
See what a good mom I am?
Anyway, while at Living Spaces, at the last minute, we splurged and got my husband his much coveted recliner. He really enjoys falling asleep in it after spending a long day on his feet, under the relentless So.Cal sun. Really, anyone who sits in it enjoys its soft cushiony comfort. Truth be told, I don't care for the sloppy pillowy recliner look, but this one isn't too sloppy, or pillowy. It's definitely a earthy brown, which suits my husband's preferred drab color palate, and fortunately, our decor. We simply couldn't afford any of the beautifully tailored recliners from La-z-boy, so we cooperated and got this one. It makes him happy, which makes me happy.
Anyway, I hope to keep Adelaide looking her best for as long as I can, and I am so happy we got her. She really is quite a stunner, and quite comfy now that she's been broken in a bit. Thanks Tim!