But just last week, one of the front legs broke. A castor wheel split in half. 75 year old plastic will do that. And now, even though the sofa is still fully functional, and still looks good (the break isn't even noticeable)... I'm thinking it might be time for something new.
Maybe it's the January chill. The city is covered in snow right now. I dunno. All I know is that I want a sofa I can snuggle into and I want it now. I want it in a jewel tone. I want it to fit through my front door. I want it to be velvet. Tufted, smooth... whatever. Such details are minor. I just want something... cozy.
I feel bad saying this. The yellow sofa does not deserve to be tossed aside. It's served me so well. But despite it's many wonderful qualities, it's never been cozy. Not even a little bit. Vinyl, like leather, just isn't. It's sticky in the summer, cold in the winter. In weather like this, I have to swaddle myself in flannel to enjoy a night in front of the telly. In the summer, I have to strip to my undies and cover the seats with a sheet. It's a bit of a hassle, frankly.
But then again... I never have to worry about spills. Is it a fair trade? I eat on the sofa a lot. Spills are a real concern.
And velvet is just SO pretty. See?
They're making me hungry. Hungry for some plush, squashy, shiny, sumptuous VELVET.
Of course, a brand-spanking-new sofa is not in the cards. And I'd rather have something vintage anyway. I did see one on Craigslist for only $145. Here it is:
I feel like it might make me happy. Like, super happy.
Like, maybe even this happy: