It was becoming more and more apparent that we needed to replace the sofa in our TV room. I convinced Spouse to join me and look at some styles/fabrics at a local furniture store. After about 10 minutes he declared that "everything is ugly".
In reality he just didn't want to continue looking at furniture. He said "shopping in brick and mortar stores is passe" and that it takes so much less time to shop online. I think this is true in some cases, but not for everything. I'd really like to sit/lounge on a sofa in person before buying one.
But we didn't. We were looking for something pretty specific so we checked a couple of furniture store websites and then ended up looking on Amazon and found this:
This is not a photo from the website - this is our sofa in our TV room.
It is "bonded leather", which I'm still not quite sure exactly what that is, but Spouse was keen on it because of the ease of removing dog fur with a quick swipe. Its a deep red, which looks ok with the rug but I don't like the curtains with it. No worries though - the curtains were super cheap and almost 10 years old so I'm happy to replace the curtains with new panels.
The best thing about this new sofa is that we don't have to fight over a chaise or ottoman because both sides are recliners!
|This is a stock photo from the website, showing one side in the process of reclining.|
When Steven & Thad learned that we'd bought a sofa off of Amazon they were barely surprised. When I questioned them about it they said "You bought a 1959 Cadillac off of eBay sight unseen, so why would we be surprised at this?"
I guess they had a good point.