a stranger's UGLY couch is now mine!

One person's trash is ..... still trash

I got this couch from someone I don't even know. My boyfriend was working on the delivery truck for Affordable Furniture, the lamest furniture store to recently hit and run from the North Country. While making a sofa delivery one day, a customer offered to give him this old couch that they'd hauled out to make room for new. He accepted because he knew my original couch was even worse than this one (if you can imagine, one of those 70s-era-wooden-frame-with-detachable-cushions types). We made arrangements to pickup the couch later that evening.

An hour later, the customer called and said that someone had offered him $50 for the couch, and if I still wanted it I needed to offer more than $50. Okay then! Well this couch was NOT worth even the $50 so I politely declined. Another hour later, the customer calls back to say I can have it for free, the $50 offer mysteriously didn't come through. We picked up the couch for free, and later had a good laugh about how that guy had tried to get $50 out of me for something he had already offered for free ..... LOL!

Well, as you can see the couch is a sectional sofa. You can also see how it doesn't even fit well in my tiny living room, so I had to leave the long sides together to make one long couch and leave the wedge piece by itself as a makeshift chair. What you can't see is that the long pieces aren't even connected, and I had to remove the hardware off the bottom of the wedge so my kids didn't scrape their legs against the metal. You also can't see how this couch has two recliners, one at each end, but neither of which work properly. One recliner doesn't open at all, the other recliner opens at whim when there's movement at that end. Also, only one end is comfortable for lying down, the other end forget about it. Lastly, I don't mind the green color, but the fabric is pretty threadbare!

But hey, it was free! ;-)

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