Tuesday, December 7, 2010
One Of Our Two Cool Sofas. This One Is The Nap King!!! Status: Don't Even Think About It!
I have a great story about finding this sofa. It really nails my personality. Yes it was at a Thrift Store, blah blah blah.
So we're moving my girlfriend from South City (Tower Grove East, very beautiful
neighborhood, 100 year old homes) where she was renting the bottom of a two
family flat. I had scheduled my vacation for this week back in Jan., well before any
inklings of a house purchase had emerged. Turns out it's the first Seriously Hot
Week of summer. 95 plus and lots and lots of humidity. Typical St. Louis summer. I
swear to God, It Was 76 Degrees The Week Before!
We procured the use of a GIANT moving van but you know how it is with vintage
furniture, you can't just Pile it in there. So the move took a few days even With the
GIANT moving van. What we would do is fill the van as best we could and then we
had to wait for my Mom's boyfriend to drive it up to the new place since he wasn't
keen on me driving it. Whatever, I was fine with that. So after loading the van up,
we would make a few trips in Frank (our Focus Wagon). The problem with this
idea is that we had to drive really close to one of the Value village Thrift stores
many times each day!
On one of the trips up (to North County) I just couldn't stand it any more, we had
to stop! After poking around in the smalls for a few minutes I found this sofa. It had
a $75 tag on it....and was Half Off!!! So naturally, I pulled the tag off and went to
the check out and paid for it. Then I found the Girlfriend and showed her what we
just bought! She was all "Wait, don't we have like 5 couches already? Why do we
need another one?" And I was like "NO......we have 7...and cuz this one is
Awesome...duh. Plus, we might find a use for it!"
And a use for it we not only found, but we found we actually NEEDED it! So yeah,
while in the process of moving 7 other sofas, I HAD to buy another...and stuff it in
the back of Frank. And...AND...I had to replace the seat cushions as they were
just yellow toxic looking Dust! But, I win...cuz after a long morning of hitting the
Flea Market or Estate Sales, guess what...the Girlfriend ALWAYS calls this sofa
for a nap! Yes, this sofa, with it's new (from an airline re-upholstery small
business) cushions, is just sooooo comfortable. Even with the new cushions I have
less than $80 invested! Plus I still have enough cushion material out in the
Garage to do a whole another sofa!