Wednesday, September 16, 2020

We're Getting New Furniture!

After 10 years of web-stalking, the Joybird Hughes Sofa is about to be mine. When we moved to Utah, we bought new living room furniture from Ashley; A red sofa and two grey recliners. Our living room has a bit of a Star Wars theme, so the pieces were perfect, and I absolutely loved the red sofa. But over the last 5 years, that furniture has been wrecked. All pieces are a faux leather material that has just pealed away, leaving the furniture uncomfortable and looking awful.

With everything going on right now, we decided it was a good time to replace the pieces with new furniture. I knew immediately that now was the time to get that Hughes Sofa, but the chairs from Joybird are too expensive and Matt wanted an comfy recliner. So, we're replacing the recliners with new, upholstered recliners from Ashley. We're hoping the chairs will hold up better if they're not faux leather. They won't really match the mid-century modern sofa, but that's okay. 

Trying to figure out what to do with the old furniture, though, has been kind of a pain in the ass. We can take it to the curb and have the city haul it away, but it's expensive and has to be scheduled during certain times of the year. We can hire someone to come take it away, but that's also expensive and I'm uncomfortable with strangers being in my house more than is necessary. I have an anxiety thing about people coming into my house, even people I know, so it's been a challenge trying to decide what to do. I think I'm going to suck it up and hire some guys to come take it away. 

The contractor I got the quote from wanted to come and take it away this week. I had to tell him we still need this mess to sit on until our new furniture arrives somewhere between the second week and end of October. The ship date for our new sofa keeps changing, moving up and then back. It's made custom in a color called "Key Largo Ruby," so fluctuations are not unexpected. The chairs are coming from Ashley around the beginning of October. I simply cannot wait for it all to get here, especially since I've been wanting that sofa for so many years. Come to mama, Hughes Sofa!