My search for a "new" sofa for the living room has ended! I found a great white slip covered one like this one at my favorite thrift store yesterday. I took some photos with my camera but they didn't upload. Mine has three cushions on the back and three on the seat. The cover is a nice heavy cotton duck fabric.
Of course I had to peek under the cover to see what the original sofa looked like. It is a peachy orange vintage fabric with fringe on the bottom. Very cool.
The store manager had not yet priced the sofa. She said it was just put out for sale yesterday. I made an offer of $70. She walked away. Then she came back and said $89 plus $50 to deliver it. I walked away, but not too far.
I went back and sat on the sofa and thought about it. A lot. Just a new slipcover alone would have cost me about $100... It was comfy and exactly what I've been looking for...
I found the manager again at the sales counter and asked if they could deliver the sofa for less since I live close by? I reminded her that I had just donated my beautiful TV armoire that is now priced at $199 in the store.
She thought about that. Then she came back with $89 for the sofa and delivery at $25. I offered her $80 for the sofa including delivery. She was a hard nut to crack! She walked away again, this time to the back of the store.
Call me determined. I made a fool of myself calling out to her for a better offer. I walked around all of the other sofas they had for sale and called out their prices. One was $35, another $40 and another $65. I asked her why the one I wanted was so much? She didn't answer.
She came back and put a price tag on "my" sofa. The price was $80.99! I laughed and said "SOLD."
Now I'm trying to find someone with a truck to pick it up for me, to save the $25 delivery charge. Even if I have to pay for delivery, I found a nice sofa that will look great in my living room for $125.99!
Not a bad deal. Did I mention I LOVE this thrift store? :D
Next stop, a different store that has a green retro three light lamp like this one. Priced at $80. I need more lamps in my room...