There was an unplanned change of scenery in our living room earlier this week. We hadn't planned on getting a different couch, but a friend of ours was getting a new one and wanted to get rid of their old one. Theirs happened to be in MUCH better shape than our current one and the style worked for me, and so the changing of the couches took place.
And instead of paying $40 to "recycle" (i.e. pay someone else to dispose of it) the old couch, hubby decided he could dismantle the couch with a little help from his friend the reciprocating saw. Then we chucked some pieces in the trash and we'll probably do that 2 more times to get rid of all the pieces. Before he got to that point however, we had to take out the hide-a-bed mattress and metal springs portion. You can see it in the background on the left. The kids thought the couch frame made a great play area and tried to talk us into keeping that. Uhhhh,.....no! We will, however, keep the old cushion and use it as a sleepover mat of sorts. (see it standing up in the back right corner?)