Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Disagreements

We have this futon in our house that hubs has had for almost 10 years.  I'll give it credit.  It's nice for a futon.  However, I've been trying to sell it on craigslist and even had some interest but when I asked him if he'd take what I posted it for, he got all weird and I knew I had possibly offended his decor abilities.  Oops.  Last night we had a conversation that went something like this...

him - "I was thinking we could keep the futon and use it in our next house in case we need a bed for a guest room."
me - "I have some pretty mad skills, you know."
him - "So what you're saying is that you'll never look at a room and say, 'I wish I still had that futon?'"
me - "Yep.  Uh-huh.  Yes.  That's exactly what I'm saying."

Another thing we disagreed on is this bench.  When I brought it home from a garage sale and told him I paid $10, he told me that I got ripped off.

But after a little love, some scrubbing, sanding, and paint... I'm not so sure.  


Cost sum:
Bench - $10
Pillows - $4
Paint - Already had = free
Total - $14

13 comments:

  1. Oh men. They don't see potential! the bench looks so cute! and HEY tell Tom we will give his futon a loving caring smoke free home. he can even come visit it. :) we need one for when my sis comes into town! It could be his home teaching gift to us HAHA

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  2. Love the bench! I love this blog too, it makes me really wish I knew how to sew!! Also, why would you need a futon for a guest bed when you already have 2 beautiful guest beds??? Futons are the worst to sleep on too, hehe!

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  3. I think we're married to the same man...I to have two benches that need some work,so after seeing how beautiful yours turned out,I think I'll get started on mine.LOL!!

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  4. a bench like that, with wrought iron, for only $10? that's a steal!!

    It came out great.

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  5. I think you did a great job on that bench, love the paint choices and the pillows! Bet your husband is impressed now :)

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  6. I'd love to know what steps you did to redo the bench! Did you just sand, prime and paint??

    Would love it if you emailed me! Thanks!

    Pamela @ pbjstories.blogspot.com

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  7. Loved the way the bench turned out!
    Barb

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  8. Amazing! Paint is the great transformer! Love the name of your blog!

    I'm your newest follower.

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  9. This is really cute! If you are like us we always need outdoor seating and you can't beat $14. Nice job! Thanks for linking it up to Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  10. I love how the bench turned out! Great find and makeover!
    You will be featured at this week's {nifty thrifty sunday}!
    Stop by and pick up a featured button. I hope to see you again tomorrow! :)
    xoxo,
    Vanessa

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