The furniture fiasco on Friday the 13th

Normally I don’t put much stock in Friday the 13th. I don’t care, refuse the believe in it, nothing. I think I might have to pay attention in the future now. So, one of the mothers who wanted some furniture photos at her place said “Oh, I’m a member of this local flea-market type thing, we can borrow some of their furniture if we want to!”
So I go and pick out this wonderful burgundy couch and matching chair as well as a tall striped orange chair. I’m totally stoked. The woman with the couch tells us time and time again “It’s fragile, so you have to be really careful with it!” No big deal. So we load it up on the truck and haul it out to this beautiful lakefront scene. I shoot the photos I wanted and pick it up to move it since it’s light. I set it CAREFULLY down in the leaves a few feet away and….. *crunch*.. both front legs break off. Oh dear lord, I have just broken a borrowed couch. I calm myself and go back to work shooting because the chair is still fine. I’m convinced the couch can be fixed.
Get the couch back on the truck and go back to the house where we shoot with the orange chair that was also for sale and borrowed for photos. I leave it in the yard and see about the couch while we still have light. One leg can be fixed fine, no issue. The other one, the dowel holding the leg on is totally shot and cannot be fixed. So, since the couch was already on sale, I just bought myself a couch and matching chair set for $350. Not what I really wanted to do this weekend. Go home. It POURS overnight.
Mom who borrowed couch and chairs with me calls Saturday morning to tell me that she talked the lady selling couch down to $225. Thank goodness. Then she tells me that we left the orange chair out overnight. In the rain. So, we may have also bought a second chair. This is just NOT my day, but the photos are worth it.

I am so done hauling furniture outside though, I’ll tell you that.

Orange chair

  • Heidi - February 15, 2009 - 7:06 pm

    Oh wow, Heather. That really was not your day. But look at these images! I’ve really enjoyed them. the colors are amazing! And now you have your own set of funky furniture! :)

  • Jacki Gaytan - February 16, 2009 - 11:41 am

    But the furniture looks really cool and the pics are awesome!

  • teri mason - March 5, 2009 - 3:41 pm

    I would totally have bought that – you CAN get the legs fixed (might cost a bit more, LOL) but those are TOTALLY cool pieces!!

  • Stylized Portraiture » Three and sassy - October 1, 2009 - 3:39 pm

    […] happened that Frankie was there, so with a helpful dad and Frankie’s mommy muscles, we hauled That Couch out again. This time, the legs didn’t fall […]

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