Yesterday’s post was about pink and it brought to mind my pink sofa…
For those who may remember, a year ago I stumbled upon a beautiful find. It was in a thrift store, shoved up against a wall next to fake leather chairs and plaid sofas – a gorgeous pink damask sofa. I stood there in wonder. How could I be the only one seeing this? No one else noticed. Astounding. I purchased it without knowing how I would get it home and what in the world I would do with it. I just couldn’t pass it up.
It fit – amazingly – into the back of my minivan. Here is where the story takes a somewhat bad turn. It was extremely (I mean extremely) heavy. Akin to lifting a small mountain. I watched the guys struggle to lift it into my car and I must say, I felt a quick pang of regret (or foreboding) for what was to come. You see, it did need to come back out.
Yes, my husband was thrilled when I brought it home. Absolutely over the moon! What man wouldn’t be happy with a ginormous, heavy as a truck, PINK sofa in the back of the family minivan? “Why in the world would you want an old, PINK sofa!” We enlisted the help of our neighbors and with much huffing and puffing and much muttering and swearing under the breath, my pink sofa made it inside.
I kept it for a few months just to look at it and smile with glee. My wonderful find! I sold it to a woman who was more than thrilled to find it. She had been looking for months for the perfect pink sofa. Yes, Rachel Ashwell would have been proud!
Wow, that is gorgeous and it looks perfect right where it is….must have been hard to part with.
I love it! You SOLD it? Oh, well…Some things are meant to pass by, I guess. For a couple of months some time ago, a particular thrift store always had a pink sofa in their window. The kind of sofa would always change, but it seemed that they always had a pink one. We would admire every single one of them. We live far away from it now, but when we go back to that area, we always check to see if they have a pink sofa. Maybe someday, we will get our own pink sofa.
I know, right?! I sold it! I had two sofas (my original and the pink) and I had to choose. I went with the other and had a white slipcover made. It was really hard to decide! The sofa I kept was a great Craigslist score. Down filled and made in NC. But that is another story lol! I bet that store with the pink sofas was super fun to browse through too!
It is a beauty,love the color,not too dark and not too light. Wow what a find.
It is/was magnificant. Is the white part iron or wood. Looks like ti could be iron.
It wasn’t wood. It was really heavy but I don’t think it was iron. I never figured it out. Maybe solid rock lol? I mean – heavy 🙂
Wow! I could never have parted with it!
It was a difficult decision. It was between that and my Craigslist sofa that I have since had a white slipcover made for. I went with the downfilled sofa as it is so comfy!
Just lovely find & lovely in your room.
Did you paint the wood parts? I’m assuming, “Yes”. And one of the labels to this post says Antoinette Pink. But to me the wood looks white. Is it a very pale Antoinette?
She is quite lovely. I can’t imagine finding such a thing in a thrift store…
Hi Beckie, no, I didn’t paint any of the sofa. It was just like it when I found it. The Antoinette is from yesterday’s post – a secretary I previously painted was done in Antoinette. Cheers!
aaw, that would have been hard to part with!
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You mean it looked just like that at the thrift store? I can’t believe it sat in the thrift store without being snatched up quickly. You rarely find things in that good shape and so darn pretty. I would’ve been shoving it into the back of my vehicle too! Quite the score. It must’ve have been hard to part with it.
Wow, what a great find, it’s gorgeous! I would have done the same thing..bought it then worried as to how I would get it home. Lucky for you, it fit in your van.