Sunday, June 14, 2009

New Couch... and Recliners

We thought we'd thought of everything. We'd measured the width and the depth to make sure our new couch would fit through the door. But, alas, couches are 3-dimensional. When the delivery guy showed up, it went through the door alright... upright, at an angle, before getting stuck on the ceiling. Turns out our teeny-tiny hallway was too little, the couch about 10 inches too long, and therefore not going in. Ugh. We'd measured the door, but not the hallway ceiling.

After unscrewing the hallway light to get some extra room and still not making any headway, the delivery guys took the couch back, handed it over to a moving company, and the movers got it in... through the window. On the third floor. By hauling it up manually. Those guys were amazing!
Now, we have couches, and unlike the Yarn Harlot, we didn't have to saw off any bits of wall to get them into the room. I'm so glad that didn't happen, because I sure saw it coming!

I'm so happy with these couches. Click on the picture for a closeup, the pattern is really awesome! Kind of a 60's-looking thing, but done well. And excuse the table mess.


Morgana jumped on the couch within moments of delivery. New couch, must investigate!


Closeup of the corner of this couch... can you tell I love this couch? I mean, it's not red or black or purple, and we bought it anyway! Now it needs some bat pillows, and it'll be perfect.


We also got two recliners to go with the couches. All other chair-like things were enormous and wouldn't have fit into our living room. But these are awesome. They're comfortable, and you can sit there for hours while gaming, knitting, reading... covers just about every aspect of having fun at home.


Oh, and did I mention that the cats love 'em? I don't know if they used catnip instead of scotch guard, but Morgana pretty much hasn't left this chair since she first settled on it.


So after the chair saga, we got to relax a bit. We played console games, I got to wear my tacky, blinged-out flip-flops...


...and I made banana bread. It's from the Veganomicon, an dI have to say it's one of the best recipes I've ever tried! It came out moist and banana-y. And a bit lumpy, but that's because I was too impatient to mash the bananas all that carefully.


The Veganomicon is awesome. I finally know why my banana bread was turning out gummy and dry... who'd have thought that you have to treat it like an over-sized muffin, i.e. be really, really, REALLY careful not to overmix the batter?
Now, my banana bread is nummy.

19 comments:

Bonnie said...

Cool couch! Glad they got it in without taking apart door frames. The picture of the kitties on the recliner is priceless.

I'm going to check out the Veganomicon -hadn't heard of it.

adrienne said...

I'm glad they got everything in safely! The couch fabric is really cool.

Bezzie said...

Cat approved furniture is the best--so is lumpy banana bread!

Norm Deplume said...

I actually prefer a few lumpy banana bits in my banana bread. And I love the pattern on that couch as well. Did the kittehs help you pick out the fabric, or was it a surprise for them?

knitv said...

I love my banana bread too, but unfortunately it has eggs in it, so not vegan :(

Maureen said...

Love that couch fabric! Very nice. The chairs are awesome as well. That is so cute with the cats all over them. Love the pink socks from the last post too. Great pattern!

cpurl17 said...

Banana bread was called for after the furniture drama! And kitty approved? even better!

Michelle said...

Nice couch... I just got back from five hours at Ikea before I finally decided on a new one for the living room.

Corrina said...

I'm crazy jealous of the couch. Beautiful!

IrishgirlieKnits said...

Love the new furniture!! Cat-approved too!

And the banana bread...yummy!

Paige said...

The new furniture looks great! The too small hallway thing would totally happen to us too! I'm glad you made it work! Banana bread looks yummy and is making me want my zucchini in the garden to hurry up even more so I can make some zucchini bread!

turtlegirl76 said...

But how are you going to get the couch OUT when the time comes? Drop it out the window? Heh. I'm picturing that whole debacle and don't relish it for one minute! It's beautiful though and totally worth the effort!

Mary said...

Eure neue Couch ist ja vielleicht peppig. Aber Euren Katzen scheinen die Sessel zum Tollen besser zu gefallen.

Liebe Grüße
Mary

weezalana said...

Great couch! Hehehe, the story of getting it in the place sounds like something we would do. :P Dig those chairs, too!

Eileen said...

Nothing quite like the New Furniture High, is there? (Of course, all of mine is older than me, but it's also new to me, so it counts...)

Your banana bread looks fantastic!

thibeaux1369 said...

gorgeous furniture! and the couch pattern rocks. it's almost a distant cousin to the background of your blog. coincidence?

Linnea said...

Love the fabric on the couch. And the bread looks delicious. I've never heard of the Veganomicon but it's on my list now.

Kathy Kathy Kathy said...

Dotty is batty. No, wait! Batty is dotty. All is right with the world.

Rocky Moreno said...

Hmm.. banana bread!