Jem Moment: Pinterest Dream Becomes Reality

Michiel gave me the disheartening news that the grey couch I liked at Jysk, was no longer.
So I had glanced online to see if anyone happened to be selling anything that would work for us.

First, I spotted a ‘kidney’ couch, in good shape and for only $50, which we considered unique and well priced enough to look into the cost of re-upholstering.



$1200, plus material, was the estimate we received back and that was more than I was willing to put towards a couch that was not only used, but not my dream couch 😏

So, I kept scanning, looking at the listing for the larger city until finally deciding I might as well peak in the town 20 minutes away from us, though it usually didn’t hold as much.

This is the first thing that caught my eye after one little scroll of the thumb… 😍


I quickly sent it to Mike, asking him to find out if it was still available and if so, could we go look at it.

After much anxious waiting and a phone call, they agreed to sell it to us at a price I hadn’t seen at all when we had spotted any other similar couches posted online.

So into town we went, arriving at a scary apartment building.
The entry reeked of smoke and foreign scents, stained carpet and dim lighting being our welcome as we walked down a wide hall, stained ceilings overhead.

We hesitantly came to the apartment with the couch and went in, hardly able to see the exact color due to the lack of light and being slightly terrified of the large, haggard looking older man who came out in his plaid pj bottoms and baggy shirt, unkept hair falling in his eyes and a gruff grunt of a voice 😬

Mike put out an offer to the man, which was then repeated to the daughter, who was supposedly the one selling it, though the older man did most of the talking… even though he could hardly understand either Mike or I… it was an interesting transaction πŸ˜‚

A little consideration was given and then our offer was accepted!
I was thrilled 😎

Thrilled to get out of there AND to have the couch and matching chair πŸ™ˆ

Now, it isn’t reeeeally my color, so I have done some research and reading and though it sounds wrong and slightly terrifying… I do believe I will attempt painting it a color I love, rather than leaving it a color I just accept.

It sounds freaky but it has been done and worked and I have the chair to test methods on, as I was going to resell that anyways!

Wish me much luck but also, if you have ANY experience with painting furniture or know of anyone who has, please, LET ME KNOW!

But for now, I’m simply just very happy to even have a chance at owning a couch like the ones on my Pinterest boards πŸ˜‚πŸ’•πŸ‘ŒπŸ»

Author: jessicapeters95

Hello humans 😊 This is where you learn about me I suppose, though anyone reading this right now most likely knows all the boring details ;) I am Jessica Rose Peters-Hagenouw. (Always thought I'd be able to pronounce my married name but hey, life doesn't go as we plan.) June 11, 1995, tis the day Robert and Bonnie Peters received the most adorable, amazing, wonderful, surprise 3rd child they could have dreamed of. Speaking of being the third child, I have an older brother and an older sister. Both of whom are married and have wee little families of their own, making 'Aunty Jess' another name I go by. I grew up and have lived all of my years up till November 2015 in Saskatchewan, Canada. Making summers that are extremely short and winters that never end, vast open spaces, northern lights, unthinkable amounts of mosquitoes, lakes, forests and people waving to you on the grid road all different things that mean = Home. But Home is not where I'll be for some time. My husband is a Dutchman, living in Europe. Therefore I too have been living in Europe for the last few months. The reason I started this little blog/journal/writing thing, is to document a bit of my "whole new world," for those at home who wont be awake at 3:00 am wanting to hear about how I couldn't find flour at the grocery store. Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek into my little life 😊

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