The Christmas Gift of a Living Room Suite

Hi again! It’s been a while since I’ve updated the blog because nothing too exciting is happening here on Robin Lane, especially when it comes to home renovations. Andrew and I have been busy working our multiple jobs and saving money for the bigger projects to come.

We are getting ready to come up on F-O-U-R  years of Robin Lane Living and I cannot believe how much we’ve done and how much I still want to do. But that’s for another blog post…here’s an update on our last bit of change.

October 2017-Andrew and I start discussing Christmas and my birthday (December 21) and what we are hoping to get and realize that we didn’t have enough items to really ask for, so I proposed my genius plan for NEW LIVING ROOM FURNITURE.

Don’t get me wrong, the furniture we had was great, but it was old (I’m talking like 20 years old) and was starting to really show wear and become uncomfortable to sit on. This furniture really had made it’s mark on my life, though. My parents bought the furniture for their “fancy” living room when I was about 10 years old. It sat in our home and was rarely used, because who sat in the fancy living room? When I went away to school, my dad packed it into a trailer and hauled it to VA so my roommates and I could use it in our apartment and then hauled in back when I graduated. Andrew and I used it in our townhouse when we first got married and then moved it to Robin Lane where it has been used every day.

Andrew kind of blew off my idea of new furniture, but I hadn’t given up hope yet.
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November 2017- Andrew and I continue to talk about Christmas and gifts and the furniture idea comes up again and he agrees to go look with me with the idea of that being our Christmas gift to each other. We went to Ashley Furniture and looked around but we weren’t thrilled with anything, so we headed to Big Sandy Superstore. We found an Ashley Furniture living room set, ironically, that we both liked and thought was comfortable and could withstand the 95 pound ball of fluff that runs our house, and after some haggling, got what we both considered a great deal!


The couch, two chairs, one end table and the coffee table were in stock, so they could be delivered the following Saturday and then we would have to wait for the love seat and other end table to be ordered. We were thrilled with the idea of having the majority of the furniture so soon and we worked quickly to get the room prepped.

The fun part here is that the house had been half way decorated for Christmas, so we were cleaning and moving around the Christmas tree.

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December 2017- The majority of the furniture was delivered right after Thanksgiving, so we were able to enjoy it during the Holiday season and Big Sandy called me about half way through December to tell me the rest had come in and they were ready to set up a delivery time. I went ahead and had the store hold off on delivery until after Christmas so that we could get all the decorations down and really figure out how we wanted to set up the layout.


All in all, I’m super pleased with how the new furniture has updated the look of the living room and even more pleased with how comfortable the naps are on this new couch!

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