exhibit no. 1 - a very good buy.
rattan furniture in our sunroom, bought second-hand from family friends when we built our sunroom 6 years ago. for $200, we got a sofa, loveseat, chair, two side tables and a coffee table and they threw in what is now my sewing desk for free. good deal, eh?
it needed some serious love, as it had served the previous owners well for over a decade i imagine. enter new cushions + covers a few weeks later (birthday gift - thanks, mom).
exhibit no. 2 - fast forward 6 years worth of sunshine, a serious dose of 3-year old twins, a cat who loves the sunroom... you get the idea. have a look under that blanket we never use.
uh-huh. it's totally cracking and peeling everywhere and i really have no love for it. none. ok, maybe a speck when i think about how those $200 have served us so well over 6 years - that's pretty amazing. but as we finally re-opened the sunroom friday afternoon, i decided it was time to decide - find a way to live with it, or rattan-be-gone?
me :: girls! quick - let's go to home depot!
girls :: home depot - hooray! we will ride in a car cart!
me :: well, if we're lucky we'll get one.
girls : oh, we are lucky, mama - let's go let's go!
*fast forward 15 minutes to home depot in car cart racing toward the door making totally appropriate vrooming noises*
girls :: can we have a lolly? puh-leeeeeaaaasse?
me (whips emergency dumdums out of pocket) :: of course my sweets. just this once. (cough cough)
exhibit no. 3 - fast forward $35 lighter and 30 minutes later and we're back home in the sunroom, mama wrestling with an exceedingly humungous amount of canvas.
not bad, eh? i think i may have found a little more love for the rattan after all. for a couple more years, at least.
oh, but those cushions... no. recovering those babies moves way up my list. xoxo