As you may know I recently completed on a new home which is in need of a bit of renovation. We're very slowly getting work done, room by room, and the first room we've been focusing on is the living room.
We've always dreamed of having a big living room. Somewhere we can relax of an evening, pop the tele on and chill with our dogs. In our current 2 bed terrace house, it's just not possible to do this. Our sofa barely fits Robin on it! It's been fine for the past few years but when it came to decorating our living room in our new house we knew we wanted a huge, comfy sofa.
Picking a sofa was easy. I don't know why but I've had a thing for orange sofas for a while now and when I set my eyes on this one from Made, I knew it had to be ours. We ordered it ages ago and have been storing it in our storage unit ever since. Well until recently.
The living room walls have been painted and flooring put down, which meant it was time to get the sofa in.
We hired a van for a few hours to transfer the sofa from our storage unit to the new house. It was a struggle with just Robin and I as I wasn't strong enough, but we slowly got there. We managed to get the sofa through the front door and into the hallway and it sort of ended there.
After a few tries of trying to manoeuvre the sofa through the living room door, we realised it wasn't going to fit. The sofa was just too long. We had a slightly panic, but Robin's family came to the rescue as they found themselves in a similar situation when they tried to put a new sofa into their living room. The only way it was going in, was if it was in parts. It was time to dismantle the sofa.
We started by turning the sofa on its back and pulling out the staples from the fabric cover, hiding the frame. We just used a small screwdriver for this. We tried to save the staples, but it was too difficult so we ripped them out and disposed of them. If you see above, you can see we revealed the frame of the arms and seat section. Depending on your sofa, you might only need to reveal the frames of the arms. Some sofas are attached together in sections: arms are separate to middle section or the seat section comes apart.
We realised our seat section came apart, so we found the nuts, bolts and screws holding it together and took them out, remembering to put them aside somewhere safe.