Our Couch and Our Floor Ran Away Together

We are taking a break from attic posts (sorry guys, I know they all start looking the same after a while) to update y’all on a few happenings downstairs. And by downstairs I mean in the actual living part of our house. Is it bad that the attic just kinda feels like “upstairs” now? We’ve spent a lot of time up there lately…

Anyway, a week ago our dining room looked like this!

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Egad! What happened to our beautiful beautiful floors?!?!

Well, there was a tiny little trouble spot on the left side of the room where there was not enough float put onto the subfloor, so when you stepped on it the floor visibly went down between 1/8″ and 1/4″ under your weight. Not good. With the possibility of our floors expanding as it got warmer, that spot could bow upwards more and be even worse! Though honestly, with all the float our floors required (after finding pitcher’s mounds of concrete under our carpet) I’m surprised that this was the only trouble spot.

So we called our awesome floor guys, they ordered more of our flooring, and when it was in they came out to fix it! Unfortunately, to fix that little spot they had to undo the whole room. Which is why I was having flashbacks to the week of demo and dust that morning.

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They tested how low the low spot was with that big bar two pictures up, and then added more float where necessary.

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Luckily by lunch the float was dry and the floors could be replaced. No more trouble spot! (PS, the photo below was actually taken before the floor replacement- notice the lack of vases with the art on the shelves. But I forgot to take an after picture when the floors were done, and I’d take one now but things are a mess! Sorry!)

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As far as the couch goes, ever since we picked out our new Crate & Barrel couch, we’ve been planning on selling these brown ones. (Sorry, older pic again- see Mochi’s cabinet still against the window from before we got our laundry room floors finished?)

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Well while the guys were here, it came up in conversation that we were looking to sell and it turned out our head floor guy was in the market for a new set of couches! So without even having to go to Craigslist, we had our couches sold with just one more week til our new couch was scheduled to be FINALLY delivered!

For that week things were looking oddly empty around here!

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But it made getting our new couch in just that much sweeter!

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Now you may notice that we ended up not getting an ottoman (even though we planned for one). This is because originally we were thinking about maybe getting the robin’s egg blue color C&B offers as a pop of color, but then I was afraid that it would tie us down if we decided to change up our color palette down the line (we tend to buy our expensive things in neutrals and bring in pops of color with pillows, art, etc). So I went on a 2-month long hunt for a white ottoman to get instead! I thought it would look nice with the white in the rug but still be neutral.

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I haven’t had any luck though since it needs to be between 40″ and 45″ wide- that’s apparently tough to find in the ottoman world. We may just end up with the C&B gray one that matches the couch. We’ll keep y’all posted!

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13 Responses to Our Couch and Our Floor Ran Away Together

  1. bethanne June 25, 2013 at 12:04 pm #

    Love the Mochi appearance in that last shot. :)

  2. Katelyn Shibley June 25, 2013 at 1:08 pm #

    She’s always sneaking into our pictures!

  3. Our Wolf Den June 28, 2013 at 6:34 am #

    Looks really nice. I love built ins in the dining room.

  4. Katelyn Shibley June 28, 2013 at 6:52 am #

    Thanks! We’re still trying to figure out what to put in the built-ins. We didn’t have much “display space” in our old apartment so we don’t really have enough decorative stuff to fill them!

  5. Gabriela Aguirrezabal September 26, 2013 at 5:18 am #

    Hi Katelyn,

    Thank you for sharing this story, you guys are very creative.
    You might want to try Decolabs next time. (ww.decolabs.com)

    BTW love your cat!

  6. ayudhira September 6, 2014 at 10:19 pm #


    i just stumbled upon your blog as I search for that couch!
    Do you mind sharing what color exactly is that? Is it gray in microfiber or charcoal? :) Thank you. We are looking to get the lounge sectionals!

    • Katelyn Shibley September 10, 2014 at 4:23 pm #

      We got the polyester fabric (the thick weave, nubby one) but I don’t remember the color name- sorry!

  7. Jasson November 13, 2016 at 9:33 pm #

    Just wanted to see how the C&B Lounge sofa is holding up after a couple of years.

    • Katelyn Sheline November 14, 2016 at 10:06 am #

      It’s holding up good so far! Our kitty has clawed a couple areas that aren’t looking quite as hot these days but the structure of the couch, fullness of the cushions, and look/feel of the material have all held up really well :)


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