Ok so the Nate kiddie-sized-sofa is out, but I still think I’d like to have a settee against my front window wall.
I originally thought I’d do two chairs, but a pair of comfy chairs are actually wider than a settee, and I have limited width. Knowing this, I opted for two streamlined chairs- the BRNO. But I’ve decided these aren’t working for me in the living room. I have other plans for these dudes. And I think it involves a trip to the upholsterer… more on that later.
So lets take a look at the offending wall.
The more I think about it, the more I like a settee for this front wall. I see it as a window seat where I could curl up with some cocoa, a book and relax. (Note to self: Read more.) Heck maybe I’d even pull the shades up from time to time. Sometimes the neighbors put on a good show. Gotta love South Philly.
So lets remember our inspiration: Green velvet upholstery, Cushy, two pillow back, Curved feet with metal casters, $499 price tag.
What can we find that is a bit more sturdy? (Remember the above sofa has a weight capacity of 250 lbs.)
For starters I found a nearly identical settee that is fabricated by an upholsterer outside of Pittsburgh. I’m sure its a great piece, but with the frame pricing in at $1,200, plus cost of fabric (10 yards) plus paying a shipping company to travel across state… it’s just out of my price range. Boo.
custom settee company store
$2,358 list price, plus 7 yds of fabric
Should I go for the one at the Company Store? Not sure.
Should I scour Craigslist? I just don’t know if I have the patience, or width and style flexibility!
Should I discuss any of this with my BF before I make a hasty furniture purchase?? Yes…