Since the couch I had at my old apartment was seen better days, the decision was made that it should be left behind for the cleanup crew to throw out. That was the plan and that is what happened. Therefore, I needed a new couch! I decided that a small red couch would look best in my living room, because I have a red and white lamp and a Georgia O’Keefe painting in my possession. I also have a red and orange themed dining area now, including a red place mat/dining area for Skittles.
Anyway, my mom and I went shopping at a furniture store the other day. I can’t for the life of me remember the name of that store or where we were. My mind is foggy and I need a nap. Oh yes! Levin. We went to Levin Furniture, thinking we’d find something. Nada. Keeping the sales people at bay, we backed out of the store slowly and vowed we’d look at other places within the next few days.
Today we went to another town, to a huge furniture store that the radio DJs rave about. I remember the commercials, they are animated and star two fish and the owner of the place. In one commercial, one of the fish jumps out of the tank and onto a new mattress. He’s perfectly still because he’s very comfortable.
Anyway, we looked around the store – the sales lady was very pleasant and wasn’t pushy. There was a step down area where they sold dining sets. After seeing couches that were priced over 1,000 bucks, I thought I’d venture down into the other area because I saw more sofas. While looking around, I found a nice red couch. It was reasonably priced and I thought it would be the one to buy. But as I turned the corner, I changed my mind. There in the next area was a small, suede couch with matching pillows. Perfect. It was not bright red, it was paprika. That’s how they described it at the shop, too. It was marked as clearance, and way within my price range. I showed my mom and she liked it too. Just as we were about to look for the sales lady, she found us. I asked her if they delivered and she said they did. I asked her how much it would cost for delivery and it was free. Know what else was free? The pillows! there were two regularly-sized pillows and two smaller ones that she called “kidney pillows”. Almost sounds like the name of a rock band. You can put the pillows down on the couch and rest against them with your lower back – where your kidneys are located.
My new couch will be delivered next Friday! The quest for a new couch was a success! I’ll take a photo of that too, when it gets all set up. I also bought a five-year warranty on stain-protection. They will come out and clean the couch for free whenever I need it. Good deal!
I love successful shopping days, don’t you? What was your most recent, successful purchase?