Saturday, February 3, 2018

My New Sofa

YIP-SKIPP !!!!!!!  My new sofa is here and I love it.


There is quite the story about this sofa - it is free.  Now how do you get a free sofa, you get it from your daughter.  Ok, this is how the story goes.  She is building a new house and 3 months before the house was scheduled to be completed, she decided it was time to put her current home up for sale.  A  photographer came to take pictures for the MLS listing.  This was a Friday night and the house wasn't supposed to be listed until the following week.  A realtor knocked on the door (apparently she saw his sign on his truck) and asked if the house was going to be up for sale soon and could she take a walk through because she had clients looking in this area.  My daughter said ok, so the lady took a stroll through.  She asked if she could call her clients, so her clients came right over.  The next morning my daughters realtor called to say that the people that looked at the house wanted it.  Full cash offer and they wanted all the furniture and accessories too, so could my daughter put together a price for all the furniture and accessories.  Then the extra bonus was since my daughters house wouldn't be finished for 3 months, they could stay in the house until it was finished.  My daughter gave her a price for all the furniture and accessories and she bought it all except for her living room furniture.  She said she was going to use that room for an office.  Now this was a 3000+ square foot home and decorated beautifully.  Since most of this furniture wasn't going to fit in my daughters new home anyway, this was all totally unreal - and to get to stay in the house and not have to move was more than you could even dream up if you tried.

Well fast forward three months and this past weekend I helped them as they moved into their new house.  It is totally amazing.  I can't wait to share pictures as they get settled.  She definitely has to buy a lot of furniture since this house is bigger than the one they sold.   Here's a couple of iphone pictures that I took while the electrician was there installing the pendant lights and bathroom lights.

This is her kitchen.  I love it.  I am standing in the dining area so you get a feel of how big it is.







This is the master bathroom - I can't wait to show you more.




  So this weekend with the movers loading up their personal stuff, I got to pick up her living room sofa and now it is mine.


 The fabric is a beautiful cotton/polyester velvet, so pretty and supposed to wear really well.


 Now I am one step closer to getting this room the way I want it.


Don't you just love "hand me downs"?

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26 comments:

  1. So happy you get a lovely sofa and that your DD sold her house and furniture so quickly. You both are winners. The sofa looks perfect in there and I love that horse picture!

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  2. Woo hoo! The sofa is gorgeous, Marty and congratulations to your daughter and her family.

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  3. GREAT!!! Things worked out so so well for both of you. Your daughter was SUPER lucky. Right person was there at the right time, for sure!

    Ramona
    Burlington ON Canada

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  4. Great sofa! We had a similar thing happen a few times selling homes. Being able to stay in a home a couple of extra months after it sold and twice someone bought all of our furniture.

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  5. You lucky duck!! This is a great sofa. I like the style, fabric and colour.

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  6. Lucky for you and your daughter. Love the sofa and the new home looks beautiful. Can't wait to see more pictures.

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  7. OHMYGOSH! I LOVE it! We sold one house completely furnished, too, except for one sofa unit and chair that I wanted to keep. lol That is the perfect size for your home and I love the tufted back. See.....I TOLD you velvet/velveteen was making a big comeback! lol xo Diana

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  8. The sofa is so pretty. I love hand me downs too. My Daughter told me once that whenever I get rid of anything to let her know first. HA! HA!

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  9. totally a God-sent blessing, Marty. It's gorgeous, and what a wonderful deal for your daughter. I can't wait to see more of that amazing home!

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  10. That’s a wonderful hand-me-down! Love the story. Her home looks fabulous- the kitchen is awesome! Can’t wait to see more!

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  11. Marty, what a great story and blessing! The sofa is perfect!

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  12. What a gorgeous sofa and no, there is nothing like hand-me-downs that work. Your daughter's home is lovely and I can't wait to see more.

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  13. Wow Marty what a win win for all of you. What a great deal you daughter got too. Oh and to not have to move all the furniture is a plus too. Now she can start new with the new home. Love the pretty new sofa.
    Hugs,
    Kris

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  14. WOW, you were so lucky to get that beautiful sofa - great deal for you. Your daughters home is stunning and not to move furniture, how great is that.

    Everything looks great Marty.

    Mary

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  15. Lucky you, Marty and her kitchen is gorgeous.

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  16. Lovely sofa. Doing the happy dance ? In the first photo of her new kitchen, it reminded me of your old house. Can't wait for her new home to be decorated as well. Is she sharing with all of us?

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  17. I am so happy for your daughter, Marty, and I have to say, you hit the jackpot with the sofa. It has all the elements I love...the color, the tufting, and how full and firm the cushions looks.

    Looking forward to more pics of your daughter's home!

    Jane

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  18. You truly do recieve the best hand me downs. Your daughter has amazing taste. I can't wait to see more of her lovely home.

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  19. Wow, Marty, that's quite the story!! Your daughter sure did get lucky....and so did you!

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  20. I have a similar experience in that our first home sold while my husband was mowing grass just after putting out a "For Sale" sign. The owner of the property behind us wanted it for a rental and agreed to let us live there until our house was built! That was over 40 years ago and we have been in this house since then. Who will be the lucky new owner of your old sofa as you hand it down? Or did you find somewhere in your home to use it?

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  21. Love your new sofa! How fun that you got it from your daughter for free. It looks brand new!

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  22. Very pretty, Marty. You sound so happy!

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  23. Congrats to your daughter and congrats on inheriting that wonderful sofa!!!

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  24. Your new sofa is beautiful and looks perfect for the space! I've had the same gray sofa for over 35 years so have been on the lookout for a new one too. Last week I received an email ad saying Pottery Barn was having a great furniture sale so I went to check it out, and there is was, the couch I had envisioned! I picked it up the very next day. Sometimes the stars align and things just work out! Mine, like yours, is a very light color which I am loving. Can't wait to decorate it with lots of pillows for the holidays and seasons!

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  25. What an amazing thing for your daughter! She is SO lucky- what a dream. Her new kitchen is simply stunning, and the sofa looks fab in your space.

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  26. That is one gorgeous hand-me-down! Lucky you. I really love the picture of that horse too!

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