Sometimes I feel like a really lucky gal to have a counterpart (husband) who loves going to flea markets as much as I do. He's usually looking for good old drums or guitars, but it's still nice to have a companion by my side. While we were out thrifting a couple of weeks ago, I happened upon this couch-y/bench-y guy. It was pretty gross, but I decided to take the plunge and bring it home. Once we got it out of the dirty flea market, I was horrified at my decision. It looked SO much filthier once it was in our bedroom. I grabbed some wet-wipes and went to work. Nothing but surface muck came up, so we brought out the big guns: toothbrushes. Some friends on Instagram suggested things like Mr. Clean Magic Erasers and tile scrubbers, but I didn't want to harm the surface of the couch. My friend, Kate, suggested baking soda and that REALLY helped. Johnny and I scrubbed our Friday night and Saturday morning away. Here are the results:
Also, I wanted to share what my friend, Anita, is doing to help raise money for the Oklahoma victims. I can't even imagine the sort of devastation these families have been through, but I do know that I want to help in any way I can. Hello Merch is selling these tanks and donating all of the proceeds to the Oklahoma Red Cross. There are many ways to help. Please consider helping in any way you can.