Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Thank you Junking Fairy!

A few weeks back I had found this vintage sofa on a local selling site and fell head over heels. The Hubster thought I was nutso so I passed her up. She was $125 and needed a total make over. Then I lucked up big time!
I  somehow managed to cram an 83 inch long frenchy sofa in the back of my Flex! She fit too, all except for that one leg in the top right hand corner so I had to drive home with the lift gate open and the mosquitoes but that was a small price to pay.
I purchased "The Old Lady" from an older couple who was selling their winter home and heading back to Indiana. 
She had purchased it off of Craigs List last year from a gal who just finished having it reupholstered but recently married and was consolidating homes, thus no longer had room for it. "The Old Lady" as we refer to her as because Mr. Front Porch says it is an old ladies couch is in pristine condition and oh my soo heavy! 
Her fabric is lovely and neutral though I do have dreams of one day changing it out. 
Look at The Old Ladies curvy legs!!
Also check out the AMAZING euro pillow shams that I purchased from Sonya over at Beyond The Screen Door!! I can attest that she does fabulous work! 
Hope your week is going well!
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29 comments:

  1. Oh, my! She's gorgeous, even for a an old lady. You lucked out on that one. Enjoy!

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  2. Pamela, you certainly did score! What a great setee! I can't believe you fit this into a car!
    Great post!
    Yvonne

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  3. You found the perfect spot for her! andrea@townandprairie

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  4. Lucky you, girl. That is great looking and I love those shams. May have to get some of those.

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  5. Pamela, What a gorgeous addition to your home! Love this piece!! She has such great curves...for an old lady! LOL! Just beautiful!!

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  6. Great deal, Pamela! The upholstery is in really good shape and I think she even looks great "as is".

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  7. That old lady has style! What an awesome deal and already reupholstered?? Score! It may be headed for your bedroom, but it is amazing that your entry is large enough for it.

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  8. Oh, I would love to find an old lady couch like that! And for $85!

    Carol

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  9. I'd say there's a french settee revolution going on! I found one on Kijiji as well....I linked to Kim's party also, so check it out =)

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  10. The old gal has style, curves and great legs! What a deal!

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  11. I bought an "Old Lady" sofa, very much like yours, at a garage sale for $20.00. She was in terrible condition with rotted cushions. The wood is in perfect condition though.

    I have the fabric ripped off and I am waiting to find another cheap or free Craigslist sofa for new cushions. Your French sofa post was perfect timing for me!

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  12. Pamela, quite a score! I love your "old lady" sofa! It is beautiful and I know it will look great in your bedroom too! I love it and the shams are perfect!

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  13. I am stunned!! How on earth could someone part with that beautiful sofa for 85.00??? Well, their loss is certainly your gain -- just lovely!

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  14. I love the white upholstery of course! Way to go! love those shams too!

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  15. Oh...my that was a find! She is gorgeous and in such good shape! What a great price!

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  16. What a fabulous find and you don't even have to do a thing to her! Beautiful fabric and lines to this sofa - I love it! AND you spent less than you would have had to with the one that needed so much work! BONUS! Enjoy your new treasure! Hugs, Leena

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  17. Oh I want an Old Lady Couch!!! Beautiful. I'd love it if you linked it up to my linky party at www.projectqueen.org
    Love your blog.

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  18. OMGoodness Pamela, she's a beauty! The Junking Fairy has treated you good.

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  19. Hey Pam! That was a great score! Can't wait to see it in the Master room now. Love those shames too!

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  20. OMG! My parents have a sofa, loveseat and chair just like the one you just bought. When my mom passed, I asked my dad if I could have the couch...he said "NO!" ... I occassionally still ask him for it, but can't convince him. You are soooooo lucky to have paid $85 for that lovely couch - she's precious!!! :)

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  21. That is the prettiest old lady I've ever seen! Great Score!

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  22. WOW Pamela that is one purtty couch! You did good for $85. Are you going to paint the wood or leave it natural? It looks perfect with your pillows on it.

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  23. I think I'm in love! She perfectly pretty and what a steal at $85 dollars. The junking fairy was at her best that day!

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  24. Your Old Lady is a beaut!
    I just passed up a free one, because she needed reupholstering and I just don't want to get into that right now -- plus, no room for her!

    But those old curvy sofas are gorgeous, and to think a few years ago no one wanted them.

    What do you plan to do with this one when you can change the fabric?
    I'm curious!
    Cass

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  25. Oh goodness me Pamela!... you sure lucked out with this old and beautiful lady! I love her, so thanks for sharing.
    Have a nice weekend. FABBY

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  26. I can't believe I missed this post! Love the Old Lady! I can see my husband saying the same thing! LOL! I can just imagine her in your bedroom but she looks pretty good right there in your entry! So glad the pillows found a good home! :)

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