After seven years with this cute, but uncomfortable cheap sofa, we have finally moved on to something new. I had been telling my husband for years, we work hard, at minimum we should be comfortable in our own house. The problem with this sofa is that the cushions were rather flat, once you sat down on the piece. Also, the seat depth was too long for my short legs. It forced me to sit in an awkward position that was uncomfortable and hard on my lower back.
Here's our old sofa and living room setup.
So, after much back and forth about the type of sofa we wanted, we finally decided on something we could both agree on. He was team three cushion couch, I was team sectional. I think the standard three cushion sofa is so uncomfortable. Who wants to sit down without putting their feet up? I love sectionals because they are comfy and my favorite spot is the corner seat.
But, Mr. C is right, they can be big, take up a lot of room and limit your ability to change the configurations…
Here is what our patio looks like now. It is still a work in progress.
We decided to make pavers for the patio using a mold. This is a mold made by Pathmate in the Belgium style. This seemed to be the simplest method for creating the patio. By using the mold we saved money on the purchase of individual pavers, and saved time because we did not have to design and layout a pattern.
To use the mold, simply mix concrete and pour it into the form. Smooth off the top of the mold. Allow the concrete to set for a couple of minutes. Then, gently remove the mold.
This is how it looks when the mold is filled with concrete.
After letting it sit, lift the mold.
You can move on to the next mold setting immediately after lifting out the mold.
This is how the pavers were looking as we moved along.
This project obviously took several days to complete. We discovered this would have worked out better if we had done the prep work and leveling on a weekend prior to the weekend we actually laid…