Steve and I made a big kid purchase for our apartment – a brand spanking new couch. We knew that we didn’t want a used couch (I love antique or even used furniture as long as it doesn’t involve fabric. I lived in NYC 12 months too many to not be scarred forever by the thought of bed bugs.), and that we had $500 to spend on it. Obviously that dollar amount seriously limits things, particularly if you don’t want microfiber, pleather, or crazy amounts of the 90′s thrown up all over your couch. What it came down to is that we could take our pick from the two couches at Ikea that were priced at $500 or below. Not very exciting, I know. But on our way down to the Ikea in Tukwila a few Saturday’s ago, we decided to stop by a couple of the furniture warehouses in the area. JACKPOT. We came across this bad boy at the Macy’s Furniture Gallery and were intrigued right away. Originally $1,260 on sale for $500, and only because of one small little hole on the bottom. Yes, that’s right. My sewing skillz saved us $760. Hot damn.
Would it have been our first or second choice for a color? Probably not. But the quality is way better than an Ikea couch would have been, and it’s big enough to sleep on comfortably for when we have guests in town. It’s a win-win, really.
Every time Steve sits on the couch he puts $10 in a jar. When he gets up to $760 I’ll probably let him lay down on it. Maybe.
Fun tip: After I finished hand sewing the hole shut, I went over the top of the stitches with clear nail polish to (hopefully) insure that they won’t ever come loose.
Disclaimer: I am not an expert. I have no idea if that actually works or not.