Saturday, December 17, 2005

The Futon Sofa-Bed that Ate San Francisco

(Who needs to go see "King Kong?")

Mancini's Sleepworld delivered my new futon sofa-bed yesterday afternoon. It looked normal-sized in their spacious Van Ness Avenue showroom, but when it was plunked down in my *cozy* San Francisco studio apt., it revealed itself to be...

...quite large.

Make that: HUGE. Very Huge.

Yah. So I proceeded to freak out, instead of just being happy I was the proud owner of a brand-new futon sofa-bed that will potentially provide me with years of sitting and sleeping pleasure.

To make matters worse, I couldn't figure out how to open and close the damned thing and the delivery guys didn't show me, plus there were no written instructions. Lame! Every goddamned thing for sale comes with written instructions and disclaimers and tons of totally useless information. Except for my new futon sofa-bed. Yeesh, okay, this is officially a rant.

I spent several hours lugging it across the beige carpeting, trying to find a spot for it that wouldn't take up the entire room. I finally settled on one and slept on it-- literally-- overnight. (Futon mattress was alright, I guess I'll get used to it.) Spent another hour today lugging this monster to a new spot, plus had some service guys come out to properly demonstrate how to fold it up.

Cool greenish velourish futon cover is on order, still to come. BTW, those little armrest side-table thingies flip up and down, which is half the reason I bought this piece of furniture. I thought they were so cute-- you can put your mug of coffee on them as you're sitting in Futon Semi-Comfort. And there are storage drawers underneath. A lot of bang for the buck, as they say...

I guess I'm kind of liking it now and getting used to it. One thing happened immediately: my kitty Sunshine made herself right at home on it.


Blogger Mrs. L said...

I love a FUTON RANT. It sounds so FRENCH!! Your new sit, sleep, and suck face accessory looks good to me, Okay, it's large, But I thought bigger was better. Mrs. L

4:10 PM  
Blogger Nelle said...

I really like it and it's added features. Can't wait to see the green cover (my favorite color and it's so restful)! Enjoy many happy hours of sitting and sleeping!

6:51 PM  
Blogger IndigoSunMoon said...

It looks great Albert...and quite comfy too! And I like the armrest thingys too!
Love you babe!

10:08 PM  
Blogger Wil said...

My, what a big Romper Room you have...

10:45 PM  
Blogger Nicole said...

Ya my brother has a futon kinda like that but his arm rests open up to reveal cup holders and they have magazine like storage things on the side. I think futons are a pretty good deal for what you get. :)

5:17 AM  
Blogger amy said...

LMAO! I like it :) Your apartment looks very bright...I think you should give us a virtual tour!

9:34 AM  
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9:37 AM  
Blogger Trish said...

Hey, if Sunshine likes it, then it's a go!

For extra sleeping comfort, consider getting a cheap foam mattress cover from Target (egg crate style). Makes a huge difference.

I love the armrest-thingies. Beautiful choice.

1:47 PM  
Blogger Becky said...

I like it! Way nicer than the one my husband used in his long ago bachelor days. I second Trish. Get one of those memory foam mattress pads. Futons can be murder on the back if you aren't used to really firm sleeping arrangements.

10:12 PM  
Blogger Phinney said...'s been a few days, how are you sleeping on Kong?

I think your Barbie collection would look nice posed upon that side shelf there. Yeah.


11:59 AM  
Blogger Miss Vincci said...

Wow...looks really nice and comfy and clean : )

6:14 PM  
Blogger Gabreael said...

I was visting with my neices years ago and slept on one of those contraptions. OMG. I could barely walk the next day. Getting old sucks.

Merry Christmas To You & Yours!


7:56 PM  
Blogger RyzandShyn said...

The green velouish cover and your accent rug will go together nicely.
Use that scheme when you get something for the windows make it smallish since you have nice light there), you decobutch you!

3:31 AM  
Blogger NJLB said...

Looks like a nice futon. Bigger is always better !!

6:07 AM  
Blogger Judith HeartSong said...

well.... you can have a big party and invite Everyone and there will be anough room for all the fannies........ how is that for a positive spin?

1:24 PM  
Blogger Candace said...

I like it..esp the fold up coffee table thingamajibs!
I used one of those foam rubber egg thingees on my futon and it made a big difference (once you got rid of the foam rubber smell).
Hope you're going to post photos of the rest of your apartment, including Sunshine taking possession of the new furniture!

7:31 PM  
Blogger Mortimer said...

It's so cute. I can't wait to read about you breaking it in!

9:05 PM  

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