Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The Couch That Got Away

I mentioned in my Thirty Before 30 Update recently that I found a couch I liked at a thrift store that I wanted to buy and re-upholster, but sadly it sold last week. You snooze, you lose, I guess!

So now, I introduce you to... The Couch That Got Away.

I loved the simple lines, the tufted cushions, the PRICE, and how incredibly soft and cushy comfortable it was.

I had dreams of re-upholstering it in a dark gray velvet-y fabric and removing the skirt to reveal the cute legs.

But it was not meant to be!

Still on the hunt... I ordered some swatches from fabric.com so I could try to be ready to order fabric when the time comes, but none of them were ideal for a couch... so I still need to find an affordable fabric option... and a couch. The hunt continues!

Have you ever scored a couch secondhand? Our current couch is a craigslist find that I am so, so, so over. :)

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  1. I have a yard sale sofa from the 1940's..........reupholstered, of course. I love it. Now I'd choose a way different fabric, but I redid it over ten years ago...


  2. That couch is a great fine! We got our vintage couch for free. I would love to recover it, but I have never attempted such a big project! Can't wait to see what you do with your couch!
    My Couch: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jd_design/6170273082/

  3. awww, it's so sad how all that came about. I suppose it wasn't meant to be. Maybe had you bought the couch and scheduled the upholstering, you wouldn't have wanted to spend the money on a new DR suite?

  4. That's too bad. It just means it wasn't meant to be.


  5. thanks for commenting everyone! jessie - i didn't actually get the couch.. it's "the couch that got away." i'm still on the hunt for one.

    mom - you're probably right - i wouldn't have wanted to make 2 big purchases.

  6. That would have been a sweet couch! You know though, the one that you DO get...you'll probably love it more and be glad this one got passed by. Estate sales are gems for couches, I've found. And Pre-to-Post Modern. We've gotten a few from there through the years. They've got one there now that is ridiculously long and has a flower print bottom and it's ah-mazing. And as you said, Craigslist is good though sometimes it's hard to see what a couch smells like in it's present home - I know that sounds weird but it's true. You'll get that sucker out of someone's house and into your own and then realize - that's why they are especially good for reupholstering! : )

  7. *sigh*
    My lovely vintage couch is on it's 11th life out of the 9 it was allotted...
    I dread the thought of trying to find another one.

    And yes - mine was second second second second hand when it came to live with me. LOL

    The one that got away? It was fantastic - but I'm betting there's a better one heading your way!!!

    ;-D robelyn

  8. Sorry Jamie, lol I have lost MANY couches!!! It seems I always miss the best ones, BUT I always look at it as there will be one you LOVE MORE! :) You will get one! I can see why you are sad you lost that one. :(

  9. What a bummer! Got to work on that trigger finger! ;) Just kidding.

  10. d'aww too bad! that just means a better one is waiting for you!

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