Fast forward 3 1/2 years...the cushions didn't completely go kaput, but did so just enough that your back would hurt after sitting on it for a while; the back cushions were connected to the back so that if your butt made the seat go down, there was no real lumbar support. 'Bummer', we thought. And it was.
We then moved into a smaller place and the sectional wouldn't fit anyway, so we gave it and the ottomans to my cousin. She's happy; her family of six can all sit together and I'm sad...remember the $$ and now we're stuck (I love it, but it's not really roomy) with our Ikea Ektorp Sofabed in the living room. Don't get me wrong, I like the slip covered look and all...I just missed having all three of us cozying up on the couch.
Now we're in a 'regular' house (our last place was too weird for words, but close to hockey and that's what mattered at the time) and I want 'real' furniture. So out of curiosity I scanned Craigslist for a few weeks. Junk mostly and what wasn't, I never got any replies to my attempts at contacting anyone. It's like people are posting stuff for fun and never really intend to sell it, just post it. That's not any way to make friends. ;) But whatever.
Then one fine day someone posts:
"BRAND NEW IN WRAPPER POTTERY BARN PEARCE SOFA, LOVESEAT, CHAIR & OTTOMAN $2,500"
In my head I was screaming "OMG! How cool!!" So we called her and she said we could come see them the next day. I call her that next morning to schedule a time and she tells me SHE SOLD THEM!!!!
I was fairly heartbroken. I had looked at the PB site and we would have gotten such an awesome deal! And she was close to us. At any rate, I noticed that that collection is on sale, so the hubby said we should look into getting the couch/loveseat. I went into the store yesterday to check out the fabric colors and feel them, etc.....
I FELL IN LOVE!!
I've never really shopped in PB, just browsed and I wasn't ever super impressed.
(Sorry PB lovers).
I don't know what did it, but now, oh wow, look out 'cuz I'm all about it! Whether it's a look-alike or maybe the real deal...I'm going for it! I love the simple-ness of their designs and although that's not my whole look, it's a good place to start and easy to build upon...
Let the obsessing begin! ;)