I came in to Jubilee the beginning of December, after seeing a picture of what I hoped was the couch of my dreams on your blog. I wasn't able to get there until Saturday morning and was sure the couch would be gone (all the good stuff usually is) by the time I got there. Imagine my surprise seeing it there front and center as I walked in the door. I debated long and hard between it and another retro couch that was there. I sat, I lounged, I chatted with the ladies as they sorted through some toys they were packaging. I even lied down on both of them (the couches, not the ladies!) for a while. You see, I had made the mistake of purchasing a set from craigslist last spring and had only briefly sat in one of the chairs before deciding. After getting the set home and trying to sit on the sofa through an entire movie, I discovered it was not comfortable at all! Not only that, but the material was seriously sun-faded in several spots. And I paid $500 for the set!
After nearly an hour of testing - with the ladies being not only patient, but encouraging - I decided to purchase not only the couch (a steal for $115) but also the chair I found lurking in a dark corner. I wish I had a true "before" pic of the chair. The one I've sent is after I took it apart, cleaned the frame and washed the cover. It was D.I.R.T.Y! It washed up wonderfully and with a fresh coat of black paint and a stylish pillow, looks brand new. The couch was great "as is," but I do think it looks decidedly up-scale with the addition of my french script pillows, don't you?
And, I'm happy to report, the couch has hosted many a movie marathon and various comfortable lounging positions for the entire family since December. Thanks Jubilee!