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New Old Sofa in the Porch

Old, New Sofa

Guys, I’ve only been talking about it for like 9 months, but our new living room sofa is being delivered tomorrow!!! I’m so excited, I can barely stand it. And although I’m so excited about the new living room furniture, I’m a little sad about replacing the porch sofa with the old living room sofa, and saying goodbye to the current wicker porch couch. My emotions have gotten the best of me and I now have a sofa dilemma on my hands; does the old living room sofa make it’s home on the new porch, or do I stick with the good ol’ funny porch sofa?

We’ve been “surviving” in the porch with a hand-me-down white wicker sofa. The blue cushioned wicker sofa with white polka dots came to live with us in 2008 after living the first 7 years of it’s life on my parents back porch. At first our relationship was strictly utilitarian; we needed a place to sit while hanging on the porch. Then, somehow I began to love that weird misshapen sofa. Spending pregnant afternoons with Finn, taking spring naps in the sun, and staying up way too late with good buddies all happened on that porch couch.

Yes, the cushions are attached to the sofa with duct tape and industrial strength velcro so they don’t slide around, yes, when you sit there long enough the metal brace supporting the wicker starts to dig into your butt and leaves you temporarily paralyzed from the waist down, and yes, the cushions are speckled with kids stains, and are more faded then Keith Richards. So, whats a a girl do when she’s fallen in love with the memories of an old blue sofa?

Old Wicker Sofa in the Porch

Old, Old Sofa

I guess I’m looking for reassurance and a reality check, the “New Old Sofa” if obviously better and more comfortable than the “Old, Old Sofa”, right? It’s time to say goodbye, isn’t it? What would you do? I can’t be the only one that has an emotional relationship with a piece of furniture, can I?

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  • Kara June 3, 2013

    I think I vote for “out with the old”…but could you take a photo of the wicker couch and frame/display it somewhere on the porch? That’s how I console myself when I get rid of a sentimental piece of clothing, i.e. the pictures from our dress rehearsal are more important than keeping the actual sweater I wore that night. :)

    • Scoops June 3, 2013

      Kara, That is a really great idea. I think I will for sure do that. Thanks for the nudge of encouragement!

  • Ali June 3, 2013

    I get it, but think the new one looks great. I like Kara’s idea.

    • Scoops June 3, 2013

      Thanks for your input Ali! I know, the “New, Old Sofa” is already growing on me in the porch. I thought what Kara suggested was the perfect compromise.

  • Sofa June 12, 2013

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