Saturday, June 27, 2015

"New" Furniture!

Over 5 years over Ga-Ga and Pa gave us their old was the same week Michael ended up getting laid off from the painting company he worked for. It's amazing the changes that can happen in just 5 short years!!! 

We've really enjoyed this furniture and it's stood up really to 4 rowdy kiddos. 

There really wasn't anything wrong with it except a couple of faded spots up where your head rests on the left side of both the love seat and the couch. 

There are two recliners and they are basically brand new since we mainly sat on the couch and love seat. 

Well Pa decided last week that it was time to get new furniture again so in turn we get "new" furniture. This time around it's only 5 years old so it really is pretty new! My Dad rented a U-Haul truck so we could get the furniture up to our house. A family friend Bill came down to parents since my Dad was working and helped Michael load the furniture into the truck. Then I helped Michael get it out of the truck and into our garage. There was NO WAY I was going to be able to move our old furniture out and the new in...they are seriously heavy since they are all recliners! 

Michael asked a co-worker if he'd come help and in turn we make him and his girls dinner. In preparation for the move I decided to clean a bit. I did not want them to move the furniture and see all the crumbs and mess under our couch so I decided to do that first. OH MY about disgusting!!! I try to move the furniture a few times a year and I guess it had been a while...seriously gross! So glad I did that when they weren't here. After moving the furniture I was able to lift up the area rug and sweep underneath it. Then I thought if I'm going to clean I might as well go all out. So I got out my Kirby vacuum and vaccumed and then I used the carpet cleaner attachments and really got to work. If you've been to our house recently you know how icky that rug was. Who knows what was living in it! It was just plain gross. In fact I've been pricing rugs lately because I just thought it was beyond repair. Area rugs are super expensive so that just wasn't going to happen anytime soon though. 

I wish I had taken a before picture, but honestly I didn't think it would come this clean. It was not easy that's for sure. First I sprayed it with my Norwex carpet cleaner and then scrubbed it with my Enviro cloth by hand. Then I used the vacuum with the carpet cleaning solution...twice. Then I found this Kirby high traffic carpet spray and I used that and let it sit for about 10 minutes and then I cleaned it again with the carpet cleaner. The water was SO dirty when I dumped it out. I'm just amazed at how nice it turned out. 

After dinner Andre and Michael worked so hard to get the old furniture out to the garage and then new furniture in. It is not an easy tasks that's for sure!!! 

We decided to try a different layout by having the love seat next to the window instead of up against the wall. The room feels so new and it smells so good! I've already told the kids that they are not allowed to eat in the living room....I'd like to keep nice for a while thank you very much!!!