Friday, January 26, 2007
a tale of two sofas

well. i have been -- let's say, nudging my husband a great deal recently about how much i want a 'new' couch. not a new from the store couch, mind you, we're college students. can't afford that kind of nonsense. but a new to us couch. something more comfortable than the one we have, basically. i love the couch we have, but its time has come.

we'll call this the OBC (the Old Brown Couch). the OBC just wasn't cutting it anymore. long had we loved her, long had she served us.....but things were a little.... how can i put this politely -- saggy -- for the OBC.

we found ourselves a great cheap leather loveseat for $25 on craigslist. even we can afford 25 dollars. we went over to look at it, and it was great, just a little.....small. we're just used to a normal full-sized couch, and weren't ready to move to a loveseat. there is not room in our apartment for TWO couches! no room.

so while we were there looking at the fabulous! cheap! leather! loveseat, she mentioned she had the matching full sized couch she wouldn't mind getting rid of either..... sooooo we asked to see that one.

that one, my friends was the Dog Couch (DC). now, friends, the DC has seen better days as well -- it hasn't been loved. the dogs i'm sure loved it, but it has because of that gotten REALLY DIRTY. like REALLY DIRTY. and i didn't think you'd fully understand that w/o a picture.


we started cleaning, when i realized that i *HAD* to take pictures so i could blog this. consequently, in this picture, we've cleaned one of the cushions. can you guess which one??

(hint: not the right, and not the left)

so anywhos, the DC was the couch that these two HUGE DOGS basically hung out on. and now it is the couch that WE hang out on. it is still structurally sound (remember the OBC? couldn't have that again) -- and although we spent several hours together cleaning it, the DC only cost us $50. what a steal, right?



she cleans up nice.

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8 Comments:
Blogger deborah had this to say:

Alright Em, what did you clean it with? my leather in the fam room, same color, the lounger part needs some cleaning. You did a great job. and if you tell me it was something from Billy Mayes, I'll scream! My dog is allowed on the leather couch only.

8:11 AM 

Blogger Emily had this to say:

we started out w/leather cleaning wipes. then i tested out some soap & water on the back of the couch. when that was fine, we did the rest of it with soap and water -- just rags and scrubbing. :)

9:20 AM 

Blogger Pink Chihuahua Princess had this to say:

Wow! Check that clean up job out. Great job, girl.

3:47 PM 

Blogger Heather had this to say:

Wow, that cleaned up REALLY great. I would have given up on that couch. But it looks fantastic.

4:51 PM 

Blogger Muum had this to say:

whattadeal! good job, super shopper!

7:21 AM 

Blogger "Grandi" had this to say:

Wow! I'm impressed! I'm not sure that I would have given it a 2nd look since it was SO dirty!! But you guys worked magic with it!! Congrats on a great find and the vision to buy it and clean it up!!

9:42 AM 

Blogger owlhaven had this to say:

what an awesome deal. Good for you!!

Mary

11:28 AM 

Blogger terri had this to say:

SOOOOOO impressed with the new sofa and cleaning job. i have had many, many previously-loved sofas in my day (only got my first new one at 34) and they were all great, except the IKEA one which didn't have enough foam and it hurt to lay on.

12:56 PM 

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