Thank you all so very much for your kind comments here, on Facebook, and on Instagram yesterday! I was overwhelmed at all of your encouragement about my page in Good Housekeeping. I've known it all along, but you all confirmed that you are truly the nicest readers a girl could ask for!
My Craigslist has been SO spotty lately, but I made a purchase last weekend! For a while I've been thinking that it's about time to replace our living room sofa.
It's a great Rowe sleeper, but it's over 10 years old and the upholstery is still good, but getting a bit tired. My plan was to move it into our Office/TV/Playroom (and sell the older leather sofa that was in there) and find a new one for the living room. I had something classic, comfortable, and possibly velvet in mind.
So, this one had been listed for over a month. The first time I saw it I liked it, but didn't immediately inquire. By the time I thought more about it after a while, I couldn't find the listing again, so I thought it was gone. Then, about two weeks ago, it appeared again! After an unsuccessful first attempt to contact the seller, we finally touched base and arranged a time to see it.
I had already done some searching for some inspiration for reupholstering it, so I knew with the good bones of the shape it could look pretty great. We worked the puzzle to fit it in our Suburban and brought it home.
I'm shopping for fabric over the next week or so, and then I hope to get it done before too long. I've tried my hand at a few smaller upholstery projects, but I don't really want to take this one on. I want it to be perfect and I don't want it to take forever like I know it would if I did it! I would also like to check into adding some down filling to the seat cushions, or perhaps completely replacing the cushions with down filled ones.
Here are some images I came across while considering my purchase. Can you see the potential?
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