Fresh finds: vintage sofa

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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.

vintage couch

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.

vintage sofa side

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.

vintage sofa legs

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.

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  1. says

    It’s fabulous and OH! what a steal. Immediately reminded me of this: And a great example of skipping the tufting is here: You could try painting it first; if you like it you’re all set. If not, then you can recover it anyway. A linen slipcover with a short, box pleated skirt would be cute, too. Lots of choices – have fun!

  2. says

    Defiantly an amazing find and deal! I scared to tackle upholstery jobs as well I do want to learn, actually over at the Pink Postcard she did a post of upholstery using a few tools you should check it out.

  3. says

    Have you thought about just painting the wood frame to match something else in the room? Then the striped pattern will be overshadowed by the frame and the piece may fit the room better, just a thought! I think you got a great deal.

  4. says

    I am now a follower just because I think you are creative…and great. I love your new sofa. I know you don’t want to cover your beautiful floors, but maybe if you would put down a small area rug in front of the sofa, you can make it work. Just a thought.

  5. says

    YES you got an awesome deal if she is in overall good shape!! I got our Old Lady a few months back and paid $85. It had just recently been reupholstered though not to my liking. It is nice though and so she stays that way till I can make into my dream Old Lady! Great find!

  6. says

    That lady has gorgeous bones on her and a new upholstery job would make her look just stunning! I’d love to see the wood painted gray with white drybrushing on top to bring out the beautiful embellishments on her. Can you just imagine her upholstered in a creamy linen…..? Or even painter’s dropcloth fabric!! Yum! :)

    xoxo laurie

  7. Nadine says

    I think that the floor and sofa look great together! The prints and the colors both. I would throw them together intentionally… and brown would look good with both colors.

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