Yesterday I looked over at the couch. I always have quilts there. There had been one where you sit. Of course it was dirty with all the rain we’ve had and Abi and Charlie’s little feet. I thought: there’s got to be a better way to cover the beige couch.
And then a light bulb went off in my head. Fitted sheets. I’m sure some of you have already figured this out. I didn’t know if it would fit. I tried the short end of the fitted sheet. Nope. I tried the long way. It could be better, but for the most part, it worked.
I first put the fitted part underneath the cushions. Then brought the other end around and put it in place. There was a lot of left over sheet, so I just tucked it the back of the couch.
Not perfect, but good enough! And it’s easier to wash sheets. No one wants to wash their quilts very often and break down the fibers.
Of course I couldn’t leave well enough alone and added a folded quilt down the middle anyway. I like the layered look, winter or summer.
I arranged the pillows and got the camera really fast. Because the first time Abi gets in a snit over something, she will get behind the pillows and nose every single one of them to the floor. Then stare at me as if to say: “Okay, what are you going to do about it?”
Today, I decided to redecorate some more, a little at a time. I have to do a few things, get in the recliner and get my feet up to let the swelling go down in my ankle. And then I get up and do some more. With the brace of course.
I have been trying to figure out what to do with this outdoor coffee table that was crowding my very small back porch. So I let the rain wash it down and I dragged it inside. It’s light-weight.
Then another light bulb went off. I’d just bring in one of the four outdoor chairs that match it. Two of them are out in the rain. One is in the shed. This was the cleanest. It would be a nice little chair for the dogs, wet feet or not.
Charlie quickly jumped up to try it out. Does he look happy? I can’t tell.
So here’s the new arrangement. Which took me the entire day to do while taking breaks to rest my ankle. I like the cozy look of seating arranged close together. And the dogs will have plenty of places to sleep. You know they rule the house.
Here’s the wicker chair facing the fireplace. They’ve gotten that cushion a little dirty. But perfection is not what you want to seek when you have fur babies of any variety. They are part of the family. And therefore they can sit any where they desire.