Saturday, February 13, 2010


So... we are kinda going off baby budget.... and considering upgrading our furniture. The only reason is that we have the cash (tax refund) to pay for it right now... if we don't buy it, the money will go to pay extra on my husbands truck. That being said- here are our thoughts

We want leather, hello, with three dogs the hair is crazy, we could vacuum the furniture every day, and we would never get it all off. It would be so nice to be able to 'dust' it off if needed. Also, it won't hold the stinky dog smell. Granted, our dogs are technically not allowed on the furniture, but when you house over 300 lbs of dogs- the fabric does suck up some of that smell.

We want two couches. Really, is a love seat useful? I guess we are blessed that we have a living room that would accommodate 2 couches. One will have recliners, one will have a sofa sleeper (because EVENTUALLY there will be a baby in our 4th bedroom...). Do you know how hard it is to find a model of couch that you can order two ways.... its not easy. The sofa sleeper is also only $30.00 more then the recliner, so we figure the first time we use it, it will pay for itself.

We want them now. The furniture we have is the stuff I bought in college. Granted, it was nice (almost $3,000 for the 3 pieces) but it's almost 8 years old, and the cushions are a bit sad, and a psyco dog got ahold *through her cage* of the front chaise lounge, which is disguised by a pretty throw now. We have been talking about furniture for a while (almost two years), and I'm sure this will last us a bit longer, I'm just so over it.

Is it horrible to not use that money to pay down debt (his truck), because the quicker that it is payed down, the quicker we can start the adoption process....

Now that I've rambled about the internal struggle we have had today..... here is what we are thinking about.

(times two) They look the exact same.

Has anyone bought any type of Ashley Furniture. How is the overall quality?

Thanks blogging friends!


  1. I know a lot of people who have been happy with Ashley Furniture. Hopefully y'all will be too! :)

    I hate spending those big chunks of money and not paying down debt, but there are some times when you just have to. I say do it! :)

  2. We have a couch and storage ottoman from Ashley and had no problems with the quality. It wasn't the most comfortable couch, but we didn't pay very much for it.

  3. We have Ashley furniture and I have been disappointed with the quality, it does clean up AWESOME because we have microfiber but the cushions have gone flat fast, but they still do look nice :) Hope this helps!

  4. I have a Ashley set and I have to say I am not impressed it ripped the first year we had it and the cushion flattened easily. Maybe it was just the type of couch I had though.

  5. We have only solid wood stuff from Ashley (a bed frame and a dresser) but they have been pretty good, with one exception: a wooden board under the platform to the bed broke within a week and they came and replaced it free of charge.

    I honestly think that it'd be fine to buy them instead of paying down the truck.

  6. Our new couch is Ashley and we love it. It seems to be very well made and it came in 2 weeks early.