Hey, friends! I haven't had a chance to post any furniture redos this week, so I thought I would tell the vintage orange sofa story! If you don't know what I'm talking about, you should follow me on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook :)
A few weeks ago my roommate (Crystal) and I decided that our guest room/music room was used for music more than guests and it was time to make it more comfy for creating music. It's not that we don't love guests, but we have weekly band rehearsals for Crystal Padilla Music (writing for our new album -- yipee!!) and spend quite of bit of time in there. Long story short(ish), we sold the bed in order to buy a couch.
My mind immediately went to a retro/vintage vibe, so I started searching Craigslist. The room is basically a blank canvas, so there were so many possibilities! With a $100 budget, though, I didn't find anything that was vintage and in great condition. A few days into the search, though, I came across a beautiful, vintage, 7 foot long orange sofa. It was fate. (It was within our budget.) It was love. My most favorite part? This beauty was being sold by it's original owner. How cool is that!?
I texted and emailed the seller, because that's what normal people do (right?) and after I found out someone else was interested too, I made arrangements to go see it the same night I found it on Craigslist. Listen, you have to move fast with Craigslist or someone might steal the perfect orange sofa from you!
I begged Crystal and our friend Chris to come along (because Craigslist can be crazy). We took the band's 4 foot by 7 foot trailer and traveled 40 minutes to see the perfect sofa. When we arrived it was in fact perfect so we started to load it up. Due to a built in shelf inside the trailer, it wouldn't fit. The seller was SO nice and tried to help us squeeze it in, but it wouldn't budge. We decided we would have to remove the shelf... well, I stood back and watched, but Chris and the seller used a drill and crowbar to remove the shelf. An hour and a half later, in the freezing cold, the shelf was removed.
Sigh of relief.
Sigh of relief.
The couch went in, but it still hung out 2 inches, so we had to bungee cord the doors shut. It was a hott mess, but it worked. My friends hated me, but I had the perfect sofa in the trailer. 40 minutes later we were home and unloading (around 10 pm).
We went down the hallway, tried to turn the corner into the room and... it wouldn't fit. The couch was so long that it was nearly impossible to turn the corner to get into the room. We tried and tried and tried again from every angle, and it wouldn't fit. So, in the living room it went.
I went to bed with a sad, sad heart. The next evening, though, my Dad (my hero) suggested that we stand the sofa up in front of the door and then pull it in the door from the bottom. AND IT WORKED! I almost dropped my end of the sofa because I was so excited it was going in.
So, all of that to say... a makeover of the music room is coming soon! Oh and I have a fun coffee table planned too!
It will be a slow process because of our budget and all of the projects, but it will be sooo much fun!
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(PS - All of these photos are iPhone photos, so sorry for the poor quality!)
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