Monday, May 3, 2010

Finding Free Sofas.

That's right!  On Friday evening I was on a walk with my sister, Al, admiring all of the lilacs in bloom when I saw what looked like a pink chair in the alley.  As we got closer we realized it was a super cute settee that had just been brought out by it's previous owner!

One person's trash is another person's treasure!

After confirming with the owner's that the sofa was in fact available for anyone to take, we went back home to get our car and loud it up.  At first we thought we were too late because we couldn't find the alley we were in, but eventually we saw the flash of pink.  Hooray!

I took it up to my parent's house on Saturday and my mom helped me tear off the old cording and fabric.

We were happy to find that it was in pretty good shape and the insides weren't disgusting!  Just needs a paint job and some super cute fabric!

I love the rounded back!
I can't wait to choose the fabric!  We were able to pull the previous fabric off in one piece so we have a perfect pattern.

Wouldn't this Mexican Otomi embroidered fabric make a cute sofa!

Or my favorite John Robshaw pattern!

Love the stripes on this settee!

Or a really great Ikat!

Or possibly a really great plaid!

I have always loved this gingham sofa!

Or a great black and white graphic - the possibilities are endless!  I can't wait to get started!  Any suggestions?


  1. How come all I find in my alley is dog poop? You are one lucky girl!! It is fabulous and i can't wait to see how it turns out!!

  2. omg, whaty an awesome find. that is going to look superb! can't wait to see the results.

  3. I love the very first fabric you posted.

  4. Wow! That alone is a good argument for exercise! I can't wait to see the finished product... My favorite was the John Robshaw fabric. Have fun.

  5. Lucky find! check out Quadrilla's china seas fabric line- would be fab.

  6. Great find...I never have that luck. I'll be anxious to see what you decided to do with it.

  7. broken bottles, dog poo, stench.....those are my find gorgeous sofa's? i am in the wrong hood!