Let’s Talk Leather

…sofas, that is.


The current state of my decorating brain is, “Let’s change E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G in our house!” Colt hates that idea. And so do I, when I’m tired. 

But when I’m “up and at ’em,” the entire house is fair game. We’re talking kitchen, bathroom(s), bedrooms, hallways, light fixtures, window panes, closets… everything. To be fair, its all do-it-yourself and most of these projects are low-cost. The thing they “cost” is TIME, which I happen to have a little more of than my husband and I’m only physically capable of doing about half of the projects that I come up with. See where the issue lies? Mhmm.

One thing we actually do need to tackle is the living room furniture. As of right now, we have a super beautiful, super comfy sectional that matches color-wise, but fails to fit even slightly in this new, narrower living area. Yes, it’s sad, and there are several family members who would definitely mourn the loss of such a great piece of furniture, but it really does need to go. So, we’re selling it… for MUCH less than we bought it for (Isn’t that always how it goes? Cars and furniture, amiright?), and are in search of something classic, long-lasting, durable and, of course, stylish.

And so, leather it is. 

+ I should add that the term “leather” is thrown around wayyy more than it should be these days. “I’m sorry but the leatherette material that you tricked me in to purchasing (by calling it “leather”) will not only have 1/100000 of the durability of ACTUAL leather, but it will probably have an even shorter lifespan than the fabric couch I probably should have purchased.” At least that’s how I picture myself reacting if I actually fell for buying leatherette furniture. There’s nothing wrong with intentionally purchasing a synthetic leather couch, but when you spend as much time on the couch as Colt and I do (whoops) and you are needing something that will reeeeally hold up, long-term, you are going to want the real deal. 

Leather is expensive, though. For real. No wonder the bonded, synthetic, leatherette leather has made it’s way on to the scene so heavily. We’re talking $500 couch vs. $1,500 couch. Yay! If you can afford that. NOT Yay! If you’re like me.

So I’ll do what I always do. Take to the internet, in search of our dream couches, and then figure out a way to get it on sale or sell something I own in order to afford it. #getcreative

Enter, dream sources: click the couch for its link

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Anywho, that’s all just fun stuff, extracurricular, so to speak. Aside from a flu-like virus I received a visit from last week,  the pressing issues (like health, relationships, faith, family, putting food on the table, etc.) in our life are very good, lately, and I am so grateful for that (praise God!). The blog is 1 year old, as of the 19th and WOW did that go by fast! This has been such an awesome outlet for me to think, create, and write a little over the past year. If you’re reading this that means you’ve been a part of why I show up and blog when I do, so… thank you, THANK YOU, THANK YOU.

What a fun journey it has been so far. 

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