Yes. I have a fish couch.
When I posted that picture of my daughter on Wednesday, it didn't even cross my mind that the couch she was sitting on was going to be what caught everyone's eye. Perhaps I'm a bit biased, but Cute Baby In Cow Costume > Ugly Couch in my book. Before you think that The Boss and I bought this couch, allow me to explain:
We got the couch from my parents.
They bought it secondhand originally, and gave it to us when they upgraded a few years ago. My mother made slip covers with the fish-paraphernalia fabric to cover the cushions to match the decor of their house. Believe me, it doesn't look nearly so questionable when it's in a room with wood paneling and other rustic, outdoors-type decorations. The original fabric on the cushions had this pattern of light blue squares with specks of red that reminds me of those 3D Magic Eye images that were popular ages ago. You know, the ones where you'd cross your eyes and an image appears?
Try watching TV when you're sitting on a couch that keeps trying to shift into the likeness of a unicorn or some tropical oasis. When we got the couch we tried taking the fish slip covers off, but the underlying pattern was just unbearable. It was difficult to even hold a simple conversation over the volume of the couch cushions, so back on went the slip covers.
Replacing the couch isn't within our financial means, but we've had the couch for so long that we don't even notice it anymore. Someday we'll get something new, but until then, we'll spend our time with a fish covered couch.
There are worse things in life, right?
Have a good weekend, everyone.