I can't tell you how excited we are. A few months ago we had priced out our ideal custom sectional couch for just about $2,000. It would have been something like this $4,000+ Gus Sectional:
Well, that 2k and then some went the way of the dodo birds when we got our tax bill. So we've been sitting on the old couch feeling pretty glum. Since we have a whole new financial plan of action going on (also called financial responsibility), we decided to ask our families to contribute to a new couch fund for our b-days - thinking that by August we'd hopefully be able to swing some sort of couch. I was especially being pulled towards the lovely and affordable (~$1,000) Karl at Ikea based on all the Karl-love from Young House Love.
Well, yesterday we sort of hit the jack pot. After roaming CB2 in the East Bay, our best option seemed like a $1,800 super comfy, sectional lounger. A couch that would have taken us until late summer to purchase. But with a rating of an 8.5 or 9 out of 10 for perfectness from Mr. Spice, we figured that we'd keep it on our radar. Not ready to give up, we wondered across the street to the C&B Outlet.
And holy moly, the same $1,800 super comfy, sectional lounger.
On Sale. 72% off.
What? Yep, for those math majors out there, each piece was $249 buckaroos- I will say that I think this couch was a floor model, so it didn't come in mint condition, but honestly I couldn't really find any stains on it. After discussing our options with some other shoppers (yes, we like to get opinions for all sources), Mr. Spice made the call.
We were getting the couch. Three things led us to this decision: One: it met all of the criteria above; Two: If we didn't like it in our space, I bet you all a million dollars each that we could sell it on Craigslist for at least what we paid for it; Three: If we moved, and it didn't fit into our new space we wouldn't be heart broken about all the money we'd lost. And bonus for me, it's in desperate need of some super comfy throw pillows- did someone say sewing project? Whoot whoot.
So here's a sneak peak of her in all her glory from the CB2 website:
I have to say, that I loved seeing the 4.6/5 rating on the website when I we got home. So for $550 we're getting a low ridin', cafe-colored, 113-inches of loungy-ness couch. Whoot Whoot.
One downfall- the Outlet doesn't deliver. But we knew that when we bought it and figured an extra couple hundred bucks to get it delivered would still be in our budget or some manual labor would do us some good. So we're still working out those logistics, but we hope to have it by Mr. Spice's b-day on Friday and to be tested out by our first overnight visitor on Sat night!!
I would have never thought that we'd get a couch this soon, and I am already dreaming of all that comfy coziness. Actually, with all the money we saved, I am already dreaming of the dining chairs that I want for my birthday!!
Anyone else make some big purchases this weekend?