I have a tiny living room. Of course, that goes without saying. I do, after all, live in 834 square feet. I hadn’t really planned on putting a couch or even a loveseat in my living room. I had intended on using two pairs of chairs, and that’s it. Remember these that I found at my favorite thrift shop? (And yes, they still look like this. Hey, I’m a busy person!!)
And then there’s this pair of chairs that I got for free. I love these chairs!! And yes, they still need a makeover as well.
But when talking to my mom about it the other day, she convinced me that I do, in fact, need a sofa…or at least a small loveseat.
All that my tiny little condo can handle is…well…a tiny little loveseat. I’ve been wondering just where in the world I’m going to find a loveseat that’s just the right size. And then…
Two days ago, I was taking my trash out to the dumpster, and lo and behold….you’ll never guess what I saw sitting there…discarded…left abandoned in the elements.
Two gorgeous, yet tiny loveseats and a matching sofa!! I wish I had room for both loveseats, but I just don’t. I love the look of identical sofas facing each other. But anyway, I grabbed one of the loveseats. And the icing on the cake? It’s a sleeper!!
So, are you ready to see this gorgeous loveseat that I got totally free?! Here it is!!
Okay, so when I say “gorgeous,” perhaps I’m speaking of what it CAN be…what it WILL be…what it looks like in my mind’s eye.
I will say this, the frame is super sturdy. And I love sleepers because the cushions won’t sink down. I mean, this thing may be old, but it’s in incredible shape. Well, obviously I’m not talking about the fabric.
Umm…yeah, it’s in rough shape. In fact, it’s so old that it’s crunchy and brittle. (Please, try to control that gag reflex!!)
But just to show you that I haven’t completely lost my mind, let me show you what potential this little thing has. Here is a loveseat that has the exact same shape…minus the brittle, crunchy fabric. It’s amazing what new fabric and foam can do, huh?
But when you reupholster a piece of furniture, there’s always the opportunity to make a few adjustments–either to the frame, or to the cushions, or both. Here are a few other inspiration loveseats I found.
This next design would require only a minor modification of the arms. Not difficult at all to do, and I really like the look. It feels more open, which is a good thing in such a small living room. The high arms can feel too boxed in, visually making the piece look larger than it actually is.
And then there’s this beauty. Now this would definitely take more work, but I’m not necessarily opposed to that. The back would need to be built up higher, the arms completely modified, and then there’s the tufting. Oh, you know how I love tufting!!!
So those are just a few of the inspiration loveseats that I found. Can you see it now? Can you tell that my little loveseat does, in fact, have tons of potential?
So yes, I heard your horrified gasps…your uncontrolled gags. But just to show you that I’m a kind and forgiving person, and that I hold no hard feeling toward you, I will say that if you ever find yourself in my neck of the woods, you are welcome in my home. In fact, I even have a comfy place for you to sleep.