Sunday, 26 February 2012
in which i make a few accidental holes in the wall
A few domestic chores today, including the removal of a cupboard, which is off to a new home. The room it has been in also contains a deceptively large sofa which disguises its size by cunning stripes.
It reminded me of when we'd originally moved the sofa into its position in an upstairs room. It fitted the room fine, but didn't like our staircase on the way.
After more than an hour of trying to twist it around the bend in the stairs, I finally made a hole in the wall to allow the extra few centimetres it needed to twist around.
I can remember that we had a party a few days later and I'd had to hang some temporary artwork in an unusual place to hide the hole.
We said at the time that if we needed to get the sofa back out, we'd probably have to dismantle it.
Let's say that today's cupboard was moved with no trouble, but a short test run of exiting the sofa was much less successful. It means we'll need to do a spot of redecorating in the stairway, although today's holes were seated by accident and are somewhat smaller than the one when the sofa was moving in.
Meanwhile, the sofa is back in its usual position. The blue stripes will survive a little longer.