Saturday, December 8, 2012

Mid Century Modern

Wednesday, December 5th: Furniture Arrives!

So, we were hoping that this room would be finished before the furniture to go in it arrived, but clearly that is far from happening. So, I'm choosing to just be happy that I am now the owner of a gorgeous Adrian Pearsall gondola sofa and an Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman! Thank you to my mom for getting us the couch as a housewarming/ engagement/ Christmas present!

I was still at work when they arrived. Apparently, the sofa nearly didn't fit in the door! That would have been a shame! Very nearly bought the most expensive patio furniture ever!

Here's some pictures Nate took of the process:

large box (sofa) with scale figure

not quite as large box (lounge) with scale figure

clever contraption to keep the screen door open

since they took off the door closer 

my beautiful orange sofa! (yea, those are built in end tables!)

it's my eames in a box

OMG! I own this! Squee!!!
Sadly, these lovelies have to remain covered in plastic and furniture pads while we finish the room. Can't wait to actually use them! First though, we have to devise a plan to keep the fur kids off of them! I'm thinking invisible fence! Too bad they pups would have to wear these bulky ugly things all the time! (But still probably worth it! Love my pups, but love this furniture too!)
nice touch adding the quarter for scale, still ugly!

Later that day, once I got home, we did some more work on the walls.
But first, we had to move the AP out of the way a little... It is a 9' long sofa!

took the sheet rock off from below the stairs

since the stairs were newer than the plaster wall, they had
to do something to hide the giant gap!
It all makes sense why the stairs make so much noise as you walk up and down them... They're attached at only 4 points! JEEZ! 

Oh, but it gets better!

view underneath the stairs, above the basement stair ceiling...

What is that on the cinder block wall? That white stuff on the other side of the plaster, above the basement stair ceiling? Oh, that's just a little bit of wood paneling!! WTF!? How am I supposed to remove that?! Nicely played, house, nicely played. 

On the bright side, one of the things we noticed by looking through this little gap between the plaster wall and the new stairs, is that the brick seems to come down further than the joists! So, that's good news!

alley with the rest of the wood and pallet

more wood and pallets, about to go to the alley

Thursday, December 6th: Wall of Plastic and More Brick!

to protect the newly acquired furniture

more brick!
Based on the sheet rock over the block in this one spot, we think there used to be a wall here. Thankfully it's already been removed! But that now explains the odd bump out in the plaster.

approximate area of brick!
Friday, December 7th: Office Holiday Party!

Nate's dad left that afternoon. Sarah (aka Crowella de Vil aka my derby wife) arrived that evening. Sadly, we didn't get to hang out with her that night since it was my company's Holiday party, but we did at least get  to catch up on the ride over, since she so wonderfully drove us around the harbor since we took too long to get ready and missed the water taxi!

Here's a shot of Nate and I at the house before we leave for the party.

fancy dancey


  1. Hi,

    Incredible AP sofa. Could you post more pictures of it? I'm trying to do more research on that particular sofa and determine its manufacturing dates in relation to other sofas with built in end tables.



  2. I have a very similar sofa that I, too, am trying to date. Do you happen to know its year of manufacture? Maybe it has a sticker on the underside still? Mine does not and I am really struggling in researching it.

    Thank you,


  3. The renovation is moving slowly, so the AP is still wrapped in plastic for it's own protection! I'll post more pictures when it's safe to unwrap!! Thanks for your interest!