^ Future home goals, amiright? ^
First, a disclaimer…
This is a lengthier post than normal, but I’d really love your opinion! And especially if you live locally in the area, you’re going to want to scroll down and check out where we got our new couch from. Trust me on that!
Second, a story…
Once upon a time, Chase and Shannon Willardson bought a house. It ’twas a wee little house, but Channon didn’t care. They were just real real stoked to be moving out of the poop apartments they had been living in prior to that point in time. (Channon is our ‘celebrity couple’ name… except we’re not celebrities… I’m just lazy and it’s faster than writing out both our names).
The first few months of home ownership were spent unpacking boxes and nursing a new baby (Shannon was 39 weeks prego when they moved in. WOOF I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS).
Aaaaaaaand then life happened. Yucky life. Unexpected life. My baby girl’s health problems began to surface. Chase’s daddy (who lived 3 minutes away from us and was a huge part of our everyday lives) suddenly passed away. Ish got real. And when ish gets real, you kind of stop giving a crap about decorating your new house, basically.
Which brings us to now. In March it will have been a year since we’ve lived in this here new little house, and there is literally not a single picture hanging on the walls. There is makeshift, random stuff thrown together in an attempt to make it livable, but that about sums it up. And guess what peeps? I’M OVER IT! Sick of it. I’m ready to turn this house into a HOME!
SO, here’s what’s gonna be goin’ down: a new blog series called GBO Home! If you’re cool with it you guys, I’d like to bring you along the journey of turning this house into a home. I have some exciting collabs in the works – one of which I’m going to share with you in this post – so that will be fun.
But also, I thought it might be helpful/interesting to post about ‘problem areas’ in my house – like things I’m trying to solve for. Examples: how do we solve for having a tiny master bedroom? OR, I like to read to Jack when he’s eating (cuz he can’t escape, haha) so I keep a wicker crate of his books in the kitchen – but I don’t love the way that looks, so what is a cuter way to store those? OR, how the H do I hide all the chords from my TV and modem and DVD player etc.? Junk like that.
What do you think? Do you like this plan? Are there other things you’d be interested in reading about/having me post about? PLEASE HELP A SISTER OUT AND TELL ME YOUR THOUGHTS!
K finally, on to the good stuff…
To kick off this new series, I want to share with you where we are getting our new couch from. Introducing: Custom Sofas 4 Less! You guys, this new couch business feels like a really big deal for us. Chase and I got our old couch from his cousin (bless her), and she got the couch from her mom, so in all it had to be at least 20 years old. At least. And it looked like it (#woof).
Point being: we were due for a new couch. We heard about Custom Sofas 4 Less from friends of ours who raved about them, so we went and checked them out. Custom Sofas 4 Less is just that – a sofa store that builds custom sofas. Custom sofas, you guys. Have you ever even heard of such a thing? Yeah. That’s a thing. Well at least at this place it is.
Here are all the things you can customize at Sofas 4 Less: style, seat firmness, fabric, size, sectional vs. non-sectional, studs or no studs, legs on the couch, etc. All you have to do is bring in the measurements of your room and your couch, and then do all your picking!
We went in and browsed a warehouse full of sofas and chairs. And then came the fun part: designing our custom sofa. They had several binders full of different couch options, many of which were on the actual sales floor for us to see in real life and sit on. We got to select the fabric we wanted, and we even ended up modifying the body of the sofa.
I can’t wait to show you what we ended up with! That will come later. Just you wait Henry Higgins. Just you wait!
In the mean time, if you live in the Bay Area and in the market for new furniture, you must I repeat musssssst check out Custom Sofas 4 Less. On top of the unique fact that they can customize your sofa or chair, they are super affordable and literally the best service I have ever encountered. They have locations in Concord, Antioch, Livermore, and Rohnert Park. Go go go!
Have a Thursday!
Thanks for reading!