This set of pictures was taken on April 3, 2014
The location was in my house in Bethesda, Maryland.
The "Take It!" came after putting together a solution for this this elderly couch that was low to the ground when I got
it many years ago and had been getting even lower due to cushion compression which happened through the course of time ( my gaining weight had nothing to do with this part of it - lolol )
After spending years of having the being seated on this couch in my living room and experiencing a truly sinking
sensation, I figured it was time to do something about it.
I contemplated many ways to give this couch with a history a boost and finally arrived at the possible solution of using
milk crates as they have a reputation for being tough and can often take a great amount of weight. I shopped and found a variety of colors available at the "Container Store" and settled on the
color red. I brought the four crates home and proceeded to trim off some of the well defined levels from the top which allowed the structure to continue holding its integrity and thus strength.
Having found the right amount to trim off - I placed one under each corner and gained about eight inches of height up off the floor. What a difference ! I can now get up to
answer the lan line phone without having it be a double or even triple set of moves of exertion. Not that looking coordinated is that important to me - but it helps - lol.
The After Take: I have shown these photos to a few people who have gotten a laugh out of the entire story and further get a kick out of the general appearance of the finished project.
In summary: This couch is like a long time friend that has literally been with me through thick and thin and even though it is probably long over due for replacement is going to be with me
for a while longer.
The trash folks are going to have to wait for a lot longer to find a couch discard in front of my house. I get a big kick out of seeing such couch throw away's and the type of couch design
as well as color and sometimes pattern of the upholstery that makes up the personality of the toss. When a couch is at the curb - there is no question that it is there free for the taking.
I live in a nice neighborhood - thus some of the couches that have been discarded have been in great shape and gotten rid of because someone got tired of them - not that they were broken
nor in a mess. I gave some of them to folks I knew that were in need. I discontinued the practice as everyone got couched up and they are not the easiest things to distribute.
And there you have one of my true confessions - lol.
Here is hoping all of this brings a smile and perhaps a couch memory.
All the best,
PS: The lower photo shows where the trim cut was to be made to bring the desired height for the couch. It worked ever so well.