Friday, August 31, 2012

All the Comforts of Home

With our new sofa scheduled for delivery this Saturday, we decided there was no time like the present to paint the living room wall it would be sitting in front of. Instead of keeping the light green color, we opted for all the walls to be white, which should really brighten up the interior. So yesterday I got to work. About a third of the way through painting, David’s cell phone rang. It was Aventura Furniture. Our sofa was finished and would be delivered that morning! 

Part of me was thinking, “AAARGGHHH! I need to finish my paint job!” The other, more grown-up side of my brain was saying, “Oh stop getting your panties in a twist. In a matter of hours, you’ll have a sofa to sprawl on!” Fortunately, my grown-up side won out. I managed to finish up the painting in more than enough time, and before we knew it, we got the call that the truck was on its way. YAY!

The delivery guys were in and out in a flash, and it was only right after they left that we noticed that one of the cushions had a dirt streak. David called Mr. Montalvo who came out after lunch to attack the problem. And while he did his best, some of the dirt streak remained. He thought some of the streak was just a shadow and didn’t quite buy into the fact it was really there. Instead of him laboring over it, we asked where we could purchase upholstery cleaner. With that info in hand, we would tackle it ourselves.

But dirt streak aside, the sofa was here, and we were very pleased. To put the finishing touches on our living room area, we finally were able to unpack a rug and a framed tapestry and get those in place. 

Our living room area with new sofa
We sold or donated many of our possessions before we moved, but come hell or high water, this tapestry was going with us. David bought it during a trip to India, then had it framed. I just love it and the sofa fabric coordinates really well.
Tapestry from India

We asked Fernando if he knew of anyone who might want the recliners and he said he did.

Late yesterday afternoon, he stopped by with a friend with a pickup and carted the chairs away.
So with everything now in place, our place now really feels like home. 

P.S. To celebrate, I did uncork a chilled bottle of Sauvignon Blanc. Hadn’t planned to do that until Saturday, but what the heck, this was something to celebrate! And last night, while I did sprawl somewhat, I tried not to be a sofa hog, so both of us were as comfy as could be. Don't know how long that will last, but at least I tried :)

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