Hooray, our new sofa arrived today! Exciting times, my friends. Five years ago, when we moved into our flat we were a litte bit overexcited at the idea of a brand new corner sofa in our new pad. We had moved from a little studio flat in Central London, to a one bed garden apartment and we were going to have SPACE! However, when it arrived it was a lot bigger, browner, and well, boat-like than we had imagined. It was massive. But man, was it comfortable. Many good sleeps have been had on that old sofa! After awhile, when that almost-neon-but-not-quite green on the sofa cushions were making me twitch, I ordered new ones from Bemz. Boy, are they a god send! I bought gray stripey cushion covers and the brown and green ones pained me no more. I love Bemz- you can choose loads of different fabrics and patterns to recover your old IKEA furniture. I’ve used them to recover our Hendriksdaal bar stools and a footstool. The shipping time is pretty decent as well, as they’re made to order.
Anyway, the time came when we realised our boaty sofa’s time was up. The sale on Made.com was just too seductive to pass up. We picked the 2 seater Flynn sofa , and then placed an ad on Gumtree to sell the old one. Before I knew it, someone was driving off with her in a van, heading towards a new life in Hoxton. We’ve been camping out on the floor like hippies, Leo looking at us with accusing eyes that we made his giant bed disappear.
And then this morning, this arrived….
WE HAVE SO MUCH MORE SPACE! It’s passed the comfort test and I *think* Leo approves, he just sniffed it, flicked his tail and walked away. I feel like…a grown up, you guys.
I’ve read reviews that anything from Made.com takes ages to arrive- we only waited three weeks. I guess it depends how in demand an item is, as they only go into production when they reach a certain number of orders. The delivery arrived within the 3 hour time slot we were given, so really no complaints. Now-it’s time for a little sofa nap!