Couch coup

16 Jun

The couch in my library was ill-treated by Skunkie over the years. During the Corn Cob Incident (she had a corn cob rattling around in her system for four months and it was discovered after massive inky spewing and several trips to the vet, culminating with a surgery that found the offending corn cob), she befouled the couch. During the Itchy Years, she rubbed her raw bleeding hide against the couch. And most recently, Just For The Hell of It, she destroyed one of the cushions.

So I started looking for a new couch on Craigslist (where I look for everything). I looked high and low in the free section (ibid) and every time I saw a freebie I liked, it was gone. So I expanded to the for sale section and searched for “blue velvet couch.” I found one. Kind of dim photo, but it looked pretty good. The post said it came with slipcovers, which I thought would be helpful for dog effluvia. But the ad was from April, so I figured it was already sold. I gave it a shot and emailed the poster.

The couch had not been sold — hooray! So off I went to look at it. What a beaut! Rich, silky, heavy blue velvet. Not a scratch, hole, or dog barf stain on it (maybe a few coffee stains). Perfectly acceptable slip covers. Down I sat…. oooh — is that down feathers I feel? Why yes, yes it is. Why? Because it’s a super duper fancy couch — Henredon something something Schoenbeck. What do I know from fancy couches? Well, I know this, I’ll never feel right sitting on a humble couch again, because old fancy boy is fantastic.

Rob and Toli (thank heavens for friends with friendly POSSLQs) heaved it up the stairs (those fancy components are heavy). I took out all the rugs (see Skunkie) and it’s very clean and sharp up in the library with the fabulous couch! One in one out is in effect, so I’m trying to unload the old couch on…. Craigslist, of course.

The couch and room look better in person than in the photos, but they look pretty good in the photos, too.

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One Response to “Couch coup”

  1. little augury June 16, 2011 at 7:59 pm #

    I remembered you had a dog- now I know that is skunkie- I had to go back and look at the little innocent-and then I remembered she lives with at least one cat-that explains some of her crimes and I think she may have been maligned in this post-and as I checked back the previous ones about the couch.

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