Yesterday Steve and I bundled Aidan into the car and headed off to King Furniture at their Castle Hill showroom. By the time we got there we only had half an hour to potter around and plonk out butts on everything. Aidan was a terror and it surprised me, he’s usually really good while we’re out but I think going in the lift and on the escalators pushed him over the edge of excitement. The young sales assistant didn’t know what to think and was pretty flustered the entire time.
Steve and I juggled Aidan as best we could, giving him the emergency muesli bar in my bag (making sure not to let him touch ANYTHING) and letting him play with the tightly sealed water bottle… but to no avail. It wasn’t until we were leaving that just around the corner we found a playground designed for toddlers! If the sales assistant had told us that it could have been a more pleasant experience for all involved, at least we know for next time.
I’ve hated our couch since we bought it, it was Steve’s choice and we weren’t married at that point. Don’t get me wrong it’s a classic style, nice fabric and from Harvey Norman but when I sit in it, it just feels wrong but of course Steve thinks it’s dreamy. I don’t watch a lot of TV, only one or two shows a week but since having Aidan working in the office during the day while he’s awake and running about the house playing just isn’t practical. So I find myself on the couch with the laptop and it’s doing my back in.
I’m heavy and one of the features that appealed to me about King Furniture (thanks twitterers and facebookers) was the Steel Frame and it’s 15yr warranty. I also liked that the suites are totally customisable, not only in package, fabric and colour choices but also in construction as you can see from the picture and that’s only a few of the configurations! I really like Delta. Since we rent, our spaces always change and the fact that it can also be a sofabed AND comes with extra storage underneath was a big plus.
I’d shown Steve the website the night before but as soon as I mentioned the price he just got this dark cloud over his head and grumbled something about not being made of money… until I told him I wanted to pay for it. To nip it in the butt I decided to take Steve to see it, to sit in it and if he didn’t like it I’d move on and find something else. Well… he liked it, he talked about it all the way home and well into the evening. Next time we’ll go to the showroom with plenty of time to spare and we’ll take the stroller. We want to look at all the different fabric and colour options and maybe laze about on it some more.
How did you decide on your dream couch?