Thursday, February 3, 2011
It Occurred to Me That I've Never Introduced the Gondola Sofa to You! Status: Nap-tastic!
Yeah, that's right! This is another super comfortable Nap sofa! The seat is nice and flat. Or maybe it's cuz we all started out sleeping on a bed much like this. You know, simple thin mattress supported by taught springs. I can cut some "Z"s on this baby!
I found this sofa on Craigslist. It was being offered for just $100. I spotted the ad
while at work. I e-mailed the seller an offer of $125 if they'd let me come pick it up
after I got off work at 10pm. They shrugged and said sure! Turns out they lived
WAY out in the sticks so I couldn't get out to their place until almost midnight. And
it had been raining all day. And this sofa is 9 and a half feet long. It wasn't going
into the wagon, it had to go on top. The rain stopped but I still had to drive home
with this beast strapped to the top, Very Very slowly.
Then...we didn't really have a place for it. This was before the Girlfriend bought
this house. She had a flat in South St. Louis that had high ceilings but not really
big rooms. So it lived propped up against the hallway wall for a while...well, until it
arrived here! And just like that...it was home!
Seems like I have so much of this weaved rattan. The Green Sofa in the family
room has it on the arm. The unidentified table I bought a few weeks ago has it on
the lower level. I have a vintage blonde record player with it too as well as a large
credenza out in the garage (awaiting refinish) that has one door made of it. This
must be a big mid century thing.