Look at this beautiful picture from my new favorite Color Blog House of Turquoise. I adore this room and totally want to absorb this vibe for my own great room. I love the light walls, the light, casual curtains, the view outdoors, the turquoise.... I have been thinking of recovering my flowery $75 garage sale couch in orange and copying this room, sort of... but my friend Joy always says you should check Craigslist first... so I did. She should know, too, she's made slipcovers for her couches, they're these awesome red denim slipcovers that really look like she bought them straight from Pottery Barn... like her whole house, which is awesome... no A- WE- SOME! And lots of it came from Craigslist.
Today I asked my husband and another very nice man to shove this into my Suburban... it was a close fit, I almost had to leave the kids there. Also, it's a sleeper sofa, so it's, you know, HEAVY! But my man is studly and we wrestled this thing out of a lovely lady's house and into my own back room to await it's new home with the other lovely things we have no room for. It's not exactly luxury upholstery... I mean it's that fakey velvet that lasts forever and wipes clean with a damp cloth... kind of like Teflon. My orange Teflon couch is great and the best thing is... I won't feel mad at my beloved children when they rough house on it, because I didn't spend hours and hours making a slipcover... so with no further ado, the $75, retro mod, orange couch: