Friday, March 5, 2010

Ebay, I Love You!

For a while now I have been lusting over all the beautiful white slip-covered sofas that many of you lucky blog ladies have, so can you imagine my delight when I spotted these 2 beauties on ebay this week! I don't often check ebay mid-week, usually I save that for the weekend, but this was just meant to be (Thanks God). The seller had a "Buy Now" for $150 the pair and considering they were originally from Harvey-our ads are really loud-Norman (furniture store) I thought that sounded like a pretty good deal. I knew I didn't have any funds left for this purchase so I rang my hubby at work and told him about them. I could tell he wasn't going to give in so I caved and asked if he would like to buy them for my birthday which is later this month. I know he doesn't find me easy to buy for so his relief was almost palpable (if that's possible over the phone). The seller was a delightful lady who couldn't have been more helpful. She said there were a few marks on them, but honestly, unless you're the type that goes around looking at furniture with a magnifying glass, you wouldn't even know they were there.
I am just about beside myself with glee and can't stop glancing at them at every opportunity,lol.





Do you like the stripes going horizontal or vertical?






I can't decide which set of cushions I prefer, the plain or the stripes. What do you think?



Beautiful embossed fabric.






Just to keep you "posted" as to my progress on the grey sofa... I haven't quite finished, just have to sew the covers for the squabs/seat cushions, but in my defense, I do have my SIL staying for a few days.

I would love for you all to pay a visit to a lovely new blog. Janice from
Canadian Cottage . I have a feeling this blog will be well worth keeping a close eye on!

40 comments:

Tina said...

Oh Ange!! What a gorgeous find, they look so beautiful and your happiness radiates through my screen:) So happy for you!! Loving your grey recovering of the other sofa too, it is looking amazing:) Enjoy your new beautiful white slip-covered sofas:) ~ Tina xx

Natasha said...

You sure do know how to spot a bargain Ange- your chairs are fantastic! Regarding the cushions, maybe try mixing them up a little and see what that looks like?

I also wanted to let you know that I got those canisters at Everyday Living. I love them too!

Hope that you have a fabulous weekend. I am off to go check out that new blog!

Best wishes,
Natasha.

Dreaming In Pink With Roses said...

Absolutely Gorgeous Ange! What an Awesome Find! It looks like Matelasse fabric! Oooh La La!

You did a Beautiful Job on that sofa too! Very pretty!

Hope you guys have a Wonderful Weekend!

Big Hugs ~ Teresa

Sarah said...

What a bargain! The look great.
As for the cushions, I like the look of both the plain & the stripes but like the stripes running horizontal.

Esther@fleurcottage said...

what a deal! delighted for you...

Anna said...

Oh Ange...good on you..what a bargain..awesome!
I love the stripes going horizontal...as they are in the first images..just perfect! Enjoy darling x

Julie Johnson said...

What a find! And what a wonderful birthday treat! I love the horizontal..and think you could even mix the pillows all up a bit.
Julie

Canadian Cottage said...

Wow those look great, what a lucky find. They look so plush and comfy. I think I like the horizontal stripes - I read somewhere horizontal stripes are more 'calming' while vertical are 'energizing'. I agree with Julie that you could mix the cushions up too. Thanks for mentioning me!

My House of Giggles said...

They look wonderful!! I know the feeling of a new bright room :) Isn't it just so lovely? I personally love the horizontal stripes....just somehow more pleasing to the eye :)

Thanks for sharing! And enjoy staring at them ;) well..and sitting on them of course!

Tracey

chandelier magic - beach house said...

Hi - I love your new slips. I used to have those exact slipcovers - when my daughter moved out I got new couches and slips, had the cushions plumped up on the old ones and gave them to her. They were 13 years old and had a few iron on patches on them, very used and loved, and I must have washed them 6 times a year.

They're still fabulous, better, stronger, and better quality than the new ones. You are going to love them - good find, great price, your lucky day!

Marsha

frostedgardner said...

I like the horizontal stripes! beautiful!

Creamy White said...

Oh Ange, what a wonderful find. I'm so happy for you. I would love to have a cover for our sofa too, but who knows one day I can try to find something at EBay? I've never searched there...You have a wonderful weekend...Oh, it's Sunday already for you, so a wonderful beggining of the week!
Cheers, Li

MelsRosePlace said...

Hi Ange - i dont know why but for some reason i am not getting your blog updates. i checked and you are definitely on my list. anyway will have to just remember to check in. WOW i love these sofas. What a bargain. Am so happy you got them they look utterly fantastic. Mel xxx

Linden Townhouse said...

Those are gorgeous sofas! I love the embossed pattern too.

Porchlight Interiors said...

Great buy! The embossed fabric is lovely! Tracey xx

theoldboathouse said...

Hi Ange, great buy! I think horizontal, maybe because of the blinds behind. But they look so comphy, cheers Katherine

Kristen said...

REALLY??!! That was meant to happen...you checking ebay mideek, sofas nearly perfect condition, AND your birthday THIS month so hubby just had to say yes!! Stars were aligned for you my dear!! ;-)-Kristen

A-M said...

Oh what a fantastic find! I never have much luck with Ebay and I always hear of fantastic finds overseas. You have restored my faith in our local ebay. Stripes horizontal and mixed up I reckon! A-M xx

Kellie Collis said...

Wow-ee !! Looks like you hit the jackpot! Gorgeous!!!!! xx

Deb said...

Hi Ange, thanks for stopping by today! Great deal on the sofa's, love them. I also love ebay, you can really get some great deals. I really like the "HOME" frames too, very cute!

Erica said...

OMG you have my couches!!! Well, not really, I desperately wanted them but had nowhere to put them so I just watched and drooled for seven long days. Something must have happened with the original winner though because a week later they were relisted with a buy it now price. Again, I had to control myself from hitting that button and was actually glad when they sold so that I couls try and forget about them.

Hmmmm, not to be because i'm blogsurfing and somehow ended up on your blog for the first time - and there those gorgeous, white, soft, comfy looking couches are again!!!

They look lovely in your place, please give them a loving stroke or two for me ;)

Erica

Cottage Dreamers said...

I vote for the striped pillows (and horizontal.) I have a newer set of dark brown living room furniture that I would love to cover. It just seems so overwhelming project!
I am head over heels in love with your coffee table! Did you by any chance do the finish yourself? I'm going to scour your blog to see if I can find out! It looks PERFECT with the slip-covered sofas.

Amanda said...

What great couches!! They look gorgeous. I like the striped pillows going horizontally although I like the photo where you can see both options so perhaps you could mix it up a bit? Love your framed 'HOME' artwork. Gorgeous!!

McCarthy Designs said...

What a great buy Ange, you are so lucky the lounges look fantastic and your room looks lovely. I like the stripes horizontally. I love your blog and I am looking forward to spending some more time looking through all of your previous posts. xx

Pam said...

what a great find! just stumbled upon your blog...I share your love of home magazines and wish I could slipcover ever piece of furniture white in the summer!

Millie said...

High Five to you Ange - this was one excellent purchase!
Millie ^_^

Londen @ Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

they look so pretty! i would love a slipcover for summer. im so happy for you and your wonderful find!

Beatnheart said...

love your spin on life..Can I join your party over here??

Creamy White said...

Hi Ange! First, thanks for the lovely comment! It really brights my day!!!
Not at all. It's simple to use and to clean. Nick read the instructions and tought me how to use it and I highly recommend. The result is amazing. And to clean you just need to detach the spray gun and wash with water. Here is pretty cold and dry, so the paint can dry up really fast. They recommend to clean it every time you finish the job, wiich can be at the end of the day.
So, Yep, I'm going now to the studio to paint more...You will save a lot of time, believe me!
Have fun shopping today to your new spray gun!
Love, Li

Invited In said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog today and leaving such a sweet comment!! You made my day:)

Ok, so I am completely amazed at your sofa you are recovering. It looks amazing! I have an ugly chair from my college days that could really use a gal like you to give her a new look:)

Blessings to you,
Melissa :)

Janean said...

2 sofas X 2 white slipcovers = FAB!

both sets of pillows are great. i kind of prefer the smaller stripes for more interest and more spring/summer. but the more solid pillows are really great too - more wintery.

Petra said...

Hi Ange,

I like the black and grey the most, but the stripes horizontally is also nice for summer.

Regards, Petra

Revival said...

The grey couch is coming along great! And great finds on ebay....I can't wait to move and start stalking the furniture. Happy Birthday :)!!!!
xo Katie

Lilla Kullan ♥ said...

That's nice.:-) Hug Stina

Jeanne said...

Wow Ange, what a great find! I share your delight. They look wonderful!
Such a great feeling when you nab something special like that.
Enjoy!
Jeanne :)

Kristopher K Design said...

fantastic ... love them all (and your beautiful blog too) ... but my fave is the stripes running horizontal :)

Susie from Bienvenue said...

I can see wht you are in love. Those slipcovers are beautiful!!!! Makes such a difference in a room huh. God Bless Ebay~

Katrina Chambers said...

Hi Ange! I love the sofa's!! I also like the stripe cushions with them just the way they are :)

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

What a bargain! You can't go wrong with white slipcovers.

mise said...

Horizontal stripes, please! Lovely sofas - a great fresh French look.