Furniture & Kids – Buy High, Wash Hands
Photo By Andrew Branch
As much as you might think it is good value to buy cheap furniture because you have kids it isn’t. I say buy sturdy and durable, this usually means you spend more money, and the furniture will stand the test of time.
My daughter in law has the first brand new grown up sofa I ever bought (1983 – recovered in 1990), and my grandson uses it as a trampoline (he is two) and it still looks pretty good and as a bonus large cabbage rose fabric is so hot right now…When my grandson is older/heavier he will not be jumping on it but for now he is learning and the sofa is standing up to that process as well as it did with my kids.
Tip of the day: It is easier to wash a kids hands than a sofa.
I am devoted to making people love living in their homes. I have done that with absolute joy for most of my life and as a career for the past 20 years or so...
I am a homebody – I do not actively seek adventure but I have had adventures. I believe home is the most sacred and important place in the world. I say I grew up on a farm – but I doubt technically it would qualify as a farm. Five acres – one milk cow – one calf - we ate them when they grew up, lots of chickens and a few pigs – we ate them too…
I was that kid who dragged rugs and furniture out to the orchard and set up outdoor rooms. It mixed my two favourite things – outside and comfortable furniture. My friends and I would sleep outside in my “rooms”. It was magical because my ceiling was full of stars.
I have lived in small houses, big houses, basement suites, cottages, condos and apartments. I have built and I have renovated houses. For a short time in my young life I was without a home
– this changed me. I have lived with pets, wanted and unwanted – rodents are unwanted… I have lived in a house richly full with the raising of my four children. I have had the tremendous
joy of my children carrying my grandchildren into my home. I have had my home become an “empty nest” and my life shrunken and shattered with the loss of my beloved husband.
Home and my people there have always been my comfort. It does not matter where home is, it only matters that you are in it and that you find comfort there and that is why I do what I do.