Friday, October 22, 2010

Happy Home and Couch Debut

Well, here we are, this is the first official post for Once Upon a Happy Home. I am very excited to be able to chronicle all of our home's transformations. This blog has been a long time coming. I am addicted to so many amazingly entertaining blogs right now that I thought it would be awesome to give it a try.I love making our house a home!

The first transformation we have comes in the form of our brand new couch!!! When we first moved into our home we had our table in this spot. It looked completely unsatisfying.

Then we switched our table and our couch. This was an improvement, but still not great.

The lovely Pup below decided that she was going to make my cloth couch her new bed errrrrr...

So, we decided to go with the ever "fur-less" choice .... leather. Now, we have this gorgeous leather couch that we can't keep Ms. Pepper off of during the day. Oh well life goes on.

As you can tell, we have done a lot of work since the last picture was taken. The walls are now my favorite Benjamin Moore shade: Wedgewood Gray. I love how the color changes in different lighting. I also spent two very painful weekends getting our formally hunter green coffee table the perfect shade of ivory. It was my first experience with spray paint and I would have never guessed it to be such a hard process. Our terrific new pillows are from Pottery Barn. It took me three days of contemplation (I am slightly indecisive) to finally decide on the beautiful yellow shaded pillows accented with lemons and leaves. When they arrived it was like Christmas morning at the age of nine all over again. I am super happy with my decision. The color fits perfectly with the blue walls.

And, finally the center piece of this whole debut, our lovely couch, which was purchased from Havertys Furniture. I had fallen in love with this couch two years ago when we went to purchase our family room furniture, but because of the high maintenance of cream to black leather we didn't get it then. For two whole years I dreamed of this couch and when we decided to upgrade our living room couch (aka Pepper's bed) I knew exactly which one we HAD to get. When we went to the store they told us my dream couch had been discontinued. Well, you can imagine my sadness. Finally, after much searching by our lovely sales clerk one lone dream couch was found in a Florida storeroom, and the rest is history.

Well, that is the end of the Once Upon a Happy Home's first post. I am very excited! I hope that everyone has an amazing weekend!!!

Linked to: The Lettered Cottage A Few Of My Favorite Room Re-do's


  1. I love it!! The color on the walls is so soothing.. And love the pillows.. :O) The table looks so much better all white.. Great job!!! :O)

  2. WOW, what a difference! Your room looks so comfy and soothing!

    I can totally relate to your pain painting that table! I just got a paint sprayer for Christmas and I am hoping that my paint woes are over :)

  3. I love your colors and I love your couch! Covet, actually!

  4. Happy ending to a lovely story. The couch looks terrific and you are so right about those pillows...perfect!

    Mavrik Lane