Friday, April 09, 2010

Luvsack

Horror!Confession: we have an entire spare bedroom in this house that is a disaster. I am showing you these horrible pictures to help shame me into fixing this problem. In our last house the extra room was larger, and we had a locking storage/garage area. Lots of things have been dumped in that room, and many of those things we really don't need.Shame! I was delighted to replace my hideous and uncomfortable couch last fall, but Marc said I couldn't light it on fire so it had just been demoted to the spare room. While living on the beach in Florida we really needed the king-sized guest bed, but people aren't beating down the door to visit us in Alabama so the 12 year old mattress that was run over by a truck (true story!) was just taking up valuable real estate.
Pretty!The couch was listed on Craigslist one afternoon and was gone by dinner time. The mattress was more difficult, but where I lack a truck to haul it away I make up for in creativity. The box springs were stripped down and the wood cut, so it could be rolled up for transport in the Cruiser. The mattress was stripped down to the wire frame, then cut apart quite awesomely with the my Dremel so we could roll it up in a dangerous parody of a cinnamon roll. All pieces of a king mattress set were disposed of our regular trash can, or recycled.

Yes, that is a toy recycling bin.Left over from all this shredding and cutting were two sheets of eggcrate foam. Using this Instructable, I sewed Monkey a great big beanbag (easy) and shredded two huge sheets of foam to fill it (hard). Did you know you can buy pre-chopped foam? If undertaking this project, I would recommend that; I have very sad blisters from hours of scissor use. The resulting beanbag is amazingly comfy though. Monkey seems thrilled with his big blue "volcano," and our 3rd bedroom is that much closer to being tolerable.

6 comments:

Lara said...

looks great!

J said...

That does look great! Were you around/remember when shadow was trapped in my room and peed in my bean bag chair? I can't think of bean bag chairs without remember finding him and then a few hours later realizing what he had done. :)

Shep's Blog said...

RIP "The Hammer", RIP

To the late couch known as "The Hammer." We had some good times ol buddy. Hours of sitting upon and playing D&D. You were more than a room condiment... almost family to some of us. I think that I may hold the record of he who has slept the most upon you in your know life. But now you move on to new adventures and people. But do not fret my good friend. You have gone thru many changes already. Remember when Marc and Seth carved your name into your frame, and when Erin made you that slip-cover (I never thought of it as a dress even thought it was called a slip) because she was embarrased by your yellowish tan and blue pattern. You had class. In a way it is better for you to move out of the spare room and on to a better place with new parents that will praise your unique-ness and 70's flare. So instead of RIP, I will change my farewell to, "Bon voyage, my classic friend."

deb said...

I am thrilled with your new sofa and can't say that I was sorry to see the sledge go. . .
With such a deep seat cushion-- my feet never touched the floor.
Apparently I am not as sentimental as some people in our family : >

deb said...

The luv sack is perfect as a reading sack for Case !

rockwoodimages said...

I bet you didn't know it was going to be a hiding place!