This sofa is totally worth $25, right? Even though the leather has a tear in it and the wood probably needs to be stripped and refinished? And I don’t actually need another sofa?
But I should probably still buy it, because it has potential. White leather! $25!
Sigh. This is how people wind up with basements full of furniture (and houses full of stray cats), isn’t it?
Anna that’s amazing, can’t even call it a bargain !
am shocked… Are you going to cover it with fabric ?
I think with your good eye for bargain mixed with renovating skills your basement could easily transform itself into a great ” Vintage shop ” ?
I haven’t bought it yet, but I am seriously considering it. I think I would do some sort of leather or vinyl applique over the tear, because if this is in fact leather (the seller says it is, but I haven’t seen it in person and it may very well be vinyl) I don’t want to cover it completely.
He also has an unmatched set of Danish chairs that he’s selling for $10. (Yes, for both.) Tempting, but I feel like I should be at least a little selective.
Bargain of the (mid) century! And a well-placed blanket would conceal the repair, although as the leather/vinyl appears to be in panels, you could just get the offending panel replaced. Er, do you have room for it?!
That is a great deal! You can fix it up no problem. I like your idea of using a leather or vinyl applique, especially since the tear looks very centered from the picture!
This is how I wound up with a second business. WATCH OUT.
(but it’s SUCH a deal…)
Surely you could find a spot for this couch. $25??? That’s easily blown on a stack of magazines!
It’s fantastic!!! Man, I think I need to move where you live!
have you seen that stuff on teevee that supposedly “seals” rips in leather? like late night insomnia, pre-tivo commercial zapping teevee? anyways, my mum used it and it worked pretty well. not perfect like on teevee (shocking, I know!) but pretty well, and for $25 it is OK. maybe you just always encourage guests to sit in the middle! 🙂
I’d def. squeeze two sofas in my living room if I found a steal like that!
I say go for it…& if it doesn’t end up working you can always re-sell &
probably for a nice little profit 🙂
TOTALLY worth $25!
i am jealous — if you don’t buy that couch i will…and it’s at least a 5 hour trip for me i bet…
OK OK OK!! You’ve all convinced me. I’m going to see if the guy will hold it for us until Sunday…
I’m anxious to see what you do with this piece (I’m assuming you are going to buy it. It would be silly not to.) I’ve got a similar sofa with a few rips and tears that I just can’t bear to get rid of, but I can’t afford a great re-upholstery job right now. I’m sure you’ll do something fabulous.