First up – the winner of the Cutting Edge Stencil is: This Crazy Life As I Know It. Congratulations! I will be emailing you with details.
It has been months since I have shared any fresh vintage finds – mainly because of the lack of yard sales this time of year. But I did manage to find something pretty awesome at the Goodwill a few weeks ago. And this is a find that I am keeping all for myself rather than selling.
As soon as I walked in and saw this vintage sofa, I was drawn to it. This baby is at least seven feet long and I love everything about the shape – the long low line of it, the curves, the tufting. And the thing I loved most of all – the price. $60. Woo-hoo for me.
You see, below is the couch which was in our living room previously. Perfectly fine as long as it’s ghastly pink color was covered by a slipcover. But definitely not doing anything for the lovely floors – which were only half finished when this picture was taken.
So as soon as I saw this vintage lady at the thrift store, I knew she had found a new home.
The upholstery is actually in good condition – and it’s a pretty inoffensive neutral which is a huge plus. Even so, I’m not sure it’s going to be a great fit in this room as is. The rest of the room has much cooler colors and the striped fabric looks a bit busy next to the paisley floor. Maybe down the road I will look into getting it reupholstered. Or tackle that myself? I don’t feel very confident about the whole tufting thing. Or maybe I will find some other solution. I have seen some painted couches floating around online, though I have to say that scares me a bit.
For now I am just happy to have found such a beauty.
What do you think – did I get a great deal? What would you do with this sofa if it were yours – reupholster it? Leave it alone? Input always welcome!
I am sharing this find at Coastal Charm's Nifty Thrifty Tuesday, Knick of Time, Junker Newbie, Miss Mustard Seed.