New Sofas Equals More Changes

We were out window shopping the other day (I swear, I wasn’t going to actually buy anything) when we spotted some sofas on sale. There were two two-seaters in premium waxed leather (mmm, that’s the vintage-looking kind – love) on floor-stock clearance for $1800 (for both!). In top grade leather they are normally over $2000 each!

This is them though our leather is more vintagey.

We have always wanted to up-grade our fabric living room sofas to traditional leather though couldn’t quite justify spending as much on them as a small car so when we saw this deal it turned our heads.

Because our living room is so tiny most of the sofas we’ve liked in the past have been way too big though these were just right. Luke was convinced it was meant to be; that some divine light had guided us to the store that day. I however had one very finicky reservation; I wasn’t 100% keen on the double rolled back. I know, weird and fussy right?

Soooo, after lots of umming and arring, impatient looks from the staff and my eventual realisation the double back would inevitably be covered with a pile of pillows anyway, we headed to the register and made them ours!

Of course, new sofas means (exciting!) new changes for the living room too.

Don’t get me wrong. There was nothing wrong with the room before though the sofas were really compact and kinda uncomfy and I was over cleaning up dirty dog paw prints.

“What? Who me? But look how sweet and innocent I am”.

With the new dark sofas the black coffee table will probably be replaced with something earthy and rustic and maybe a bit outside the box.

It will need to be square or round though so I might have to be a bit patient (oh poo!).

And with more brown in the room some of the timber furniture will probably go white. Like my dining table legs and/or chairs perhaps.

And I have plans for oodles of linen grainsack style pillows too.

Now, just to make it all happen!

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25 Comments
  1. Jenny says:

    Well done, I love that look and I can’t wait to see how you transform your lounge/dining room. Where do you find grain sack cushions? Any clues? Looking forward to watching it all come together. The bedroom was gorgeous. ;-)

  2. Lee says:

    Kristine, what a bargain! Knowing you, you will transform your living room with panache and style. Can’t wait to see both the process and the transformation. Lee :)

  3. Olive Cooper says:

    Kristine, that is a terrific bargain. They look great and are the right size. It was meant to be:}

  4. Kerry says:

    Isn’t it exciting to get new furniture and make all those fun changes. I’ll look forward to seeing the end result/s!!

  5. I’ve been thinking leather couches so you’ll have to let us know how you like them. I look forward to seeing the changes to your room!

  6. I love leather seating. We have a heritage leather sofa in our living room that I LOVE. I’m stuck on how to decorate that room, so I’ll be looking to see how your room comes together for inspiration.

  7. Hi Kristine, It’s always so fun to get new furniture and change things around. Your new sofas will look fabulous in your room and I love the inspiration coffee tables.
    xo, Sherry

  8. i love the 1st and 3rd choices for the coffee table- awesome!!! and that innocent puppy is soooo cute! totally get the paw prints… the new sofas look awesome!

  9. NanaDiana says:

    Ohhh…did you get them delivered yet? How exciting! I always am amazed when I bring a new piece of furniture into the house how BIG it looks until I get used to seeing it there. Good luck on finding the perfect table…and, as you know, good things are worth waiting for! Hugs-Diana

  10. Margo says:

    I love where you are going with this, Can’t wait to see it all done.

    Margo

  11. michelle says:

    Beautiful! Everything is going to look so great! I am loving all your table ideas as well as pillows!!!

  12. You couldn’t pass up those sofas! I do adore your current living room -and your DOG!! But I think your new room is going to be beautiful too:)

  13. The Moerks says:

    Good pick up Kristine. I can’t wait to see how you decorate them. I have a feeling it will be amazing.

  14. Alison Gibbs says:

    Look forward to seeing how you set up the room. What fun it will be
    Alison

  15. Lovely! I too am looking forward to seeing how you incorporate these into your gorgeous home.
    Suzy xxx

  16. SHERRY HART says:

    Don’t we love getting an excuse to re-decorate!!! I have had that picture with the leather sofa in my file forever…it is one of my favorite rooms. And…I have the pigeon basket coffee table and love it. Check out my post where I made one for half the cost!

    http://designindulgence.blogspot.com/2010/07/my-version-of-copy-cat-chic.html

    Can’t wait to see what you do with the room!

  17. Kristine, so excited for you! And what a great deal! Can’t wait to see the new changes in what is an already amazing room.

  18. Kristine – What a steal! Your living room is going to look just fantastic by the time you get it all done! I love the ideas you have in mind – and you are just spot on with them all! LUV grain sack pillows!!!!! lol!

    xoxo laurie

  19. What a great deal Kristine, you were obviously meant to have them. I’m looking forward to seeing the new look. xx

  20. Lucky you…it is going to look great :)

  21. Kek says:

    You might find the perfect coffee table sooner than you think Kristine… I noticed yesterday that it’s hard rubbish collection time over your way.

    I spotted some chairs near my sister-in-law’s house that I’m seriously thinking about going back for tonight. ;)

    Love the sofas!

  22. Great find! I just found your blog through Remodelaholic, and I love your home!

  23. I’m sure it will look fantastic. I love all the coffee table choices.

  24. Love the new sofas and what a bargain! The coffee tables are all gorgeous as well :)

  25. simple~needs says:

    love the new pieces!! i bet you could make the coffee tables. hint, hint.
    dear boyfriend here said its all pipe and fittings plus old plank wood. ;) wonder if pallet wood would work??

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