When my marriage ended I had to get some furniture for myself. I had a decent little apartment so off I went to a big box furniture store and got myself a “bonded leather” couch and loveseat.
Fast forward 6 years and they are now garbage. Literally.
There is nothing leather about “bonded leather” at all of course.
The vinyl completely peeled off so on Saturday I wrapped the sofa up in plastic wrap and wrestled it to the curb. I put a “FREE” sign on it and of course it was picked up a few hours later.
I still have the loveseat.it is covered and I have created a sitting area that I am quite pleased with.
A few days prior to this I was at the Sears Bargain Center in Halifax and had seen two gorgeous sofas that were a decent size for the apartment and were marked down to 300$ from over 1000$ originally.
One was fabric, dark grey and similar to this.
The other was similar in style to this one.
They were the only ones like this as these are items that are return for various reasons.
I work in a factory and I come home FILTHY so fabric does not make a lot of sense. Leather tends to be a bit pricey.
But either of these would have worked, especially at this price!
When I went back to decide on one a few days ago they were both gone.
So off I go to every furniture store, clearance store, surplus store in the greater Halifax area to no avail. I swear that the hard-sell by furniture sales people is worse than at a car dealership!
My last stop was at a discount surplus store called XS Cargo.
My main reason for going there was to pick up this chair.
It cost 50$.
Now that I have it I am questioning whether I even need a sofa.
I am thinking that I do not. They are large and rather expensive. They seem to wear out faster than they should. I really do not have a need for one.
I could get another chair like this one and some other creative seating if needed and I would be all set.
Who says you need a couch anyway?
Would love to know your thoughts on this scenario.