Thursday, May 11, 2017

A Red-Tinted Grey

Outside of the work realm, my couch arrived!  I got home to see a giant box sitting in the hall outside my door.  Luckily, they brought it up the stairs; I don't know what I would have done had it been sitting on the first floor!

I was able to slide it inside myself before Mom arrived to help me put it together.

We opened it up and took out all the pieces.  Everything was included: framing, cushions, pillows, six little feet, and some bolts to hold it all together.

We screwed the two frame pieces together and all was well.  At least it was until we tried to lift it.  The whole thing collapsed into itself!  After some discussion and an almost-trip to the hardware store to get longer bolts, I made an emergency call to Taylor who figured it out almost immediately.  We were screwing in the bolts from the wrong side!

After the frame was together, I screwed in the feet, and next were the back pieces.  They just snapped in!  After that we put it in it's place along the wall, and it was all set!  It's pretty comfortable.  The cushions are a bit stiff, but just need to be worn in a little.  I was a little nervous ordering a couch online, but overall I'm quite impressed.  It arrived in a week, was easy to put together, looks great, and I can stretch out on it while watching a movie.  A win-win all around!

(photos by e.hunt, and r.hunt)