As promised, here are the new sofa details!
Finally, I decided to try Calico Corners, a trusted favorite of mine. They had a heavenly green velvet English arm sofa in the front window. We have a dog, so velvet was not in my future; however, the cushions were down, the shape and lines lovely, and it was constructed to last.
I took lots of pictures and brought home a ton of fabric swatches, which I kept way, way, way past the due date (and they didn't charge me). The fabric I chose is made by Crypton. The color I liked best was oatmeal. According to the sales guy (yes, a guy!), the fabric could withstand pretty much anything. See for yourself.
One day while eating lunch and drinking Diet Coke, I decided to do my own test. Yep, I poured Diet Coke on the sample of oatmeal Crypton. I kid you not, it rolled off. I've since watched the stain removal video on the Crypton website.
This morning my husband hauled our old sofa to a donation center.
I have to say, it made me a little sad to see it go.
Yes, I do realize how weird that sounds.
I went walking with my neighbor and shared those sentiments with her.
I said, "I breastfed my children on that sofa!"
With a touch of sarcasm, she replied, "I'm sure its new owners will be happy to hear that."