Donnez un coup de neuf à votre sofa.

Donnez un coup de neuf à votre sofa.

duh-nay uh kood nuh fah vuh-truh soh-FAH. Click below to hear this. 

Spruce up your sofa.

I was reminded of this expression while reading an article about redecorating on the cheap, a concept that appeals to me. So I went online and found a photo of a sofa that I thought needed a lot of help. Is this one ugly enough?

old sofa

How about un jeté de lit? That’s a bedspread or a throw. Is this any better?

jete-de-lit

Still looks pretty “busy” to me. What about des coussinscoussins-last3

Hmmm. Not enough.

coussins-another6

I think this sofa will need 
beaucoup de coussins

By now, you have figured out that un coup de neuf has nothing to do with spruce trees. Donner un coup de neuf means to give a touch of the new to something. Make it look new, freshen it up, “fluff” it, as designers say these days.

But I think this sofa is beyond help. Even this won’t help:

coussins-more

I recommend un sofa neuf ultra-moderne, comme ça:

sofa-design-moderne-1

Alternate audio file link: un-coup-de-neuf

One response to “Donnez un coup de neuf à votre sofa.

  1. Well written blog. keep it up!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s