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Please help me find my dream couch

I've recently downsized from my 2200 sq foot house to a 1000 sq foot apartment and I love it. Sadly, my couch, which I love in the way you might love a child, will not work in my new place. I'm almost comically picky about what I want, and am just not finding it, so I turn to you, oh great and powerful AskMeta. [more inside]
posted by dotgirl on Dec 1, 2014 - 20 answers

Laying around like a grown-up

I dream of a sofa; a down-filled, velvety-covered, charcoal grey or peacock-colored, high-armed place to lounge, read, and nap. Do you know where my dream couch can be found? [more inside]
posted by amelioration on Oct 5, 2014 - 21 answers

We disagree about futons.

My SO and I are having a good natured but heated argument about futons vs. pull-out beds. Convince one of us that one or the other is a good thing. [more inside]
posted by cmoj on Aug 27, 2014 - 60 answers

please identify the designer/maker of the sofa

Can anyone identify the designer or maker of the brown leather sofa in the upper left photo in this image ? Please not wild guesses - only answer if you know for certain. Thanks!
posted by cmp4Meta on Aug 5, 2014 - 7 answers

How do I get the curry smell out of my couch?

My couch smells like curry after staying temporarily in a home that smells very strongly of curry. What's the best way to get the smell out? Is Febreeze going to work? [more inside]
posted by juniperesque on Jul 10, 2014 - 6 answers

What band/album am I looking for?

I am looking for a band that put out an album with a cover that was a watercolor or pastel drawing of a couch. Other much vaguer clues inside. [more inside]
posted by goml on May 12, 2014 - 8 answers

Sprucing up my sweet secondhand sofa

We just bought an awesome leather sofa for a good price on Craigslist. The leather is beautiful and we found out when we went to look at it that it contains down-wrapped spring-core cushions... which the internet tells me is basically the best thing to have inside sofa cushions. Except - a few of the springs are poking up funny. [more inside]
posted by raspberrE on May 10, 2014 - 3 answers

Smoke in the sofa, and febreeze in the sky

How do you get a smoke smell out of a couch? [more inside]
posted by ian1977 on Apr 7, 2014 - 14 answers

I see a pastel couch and I want to paint it black

Does upholstery paint really work? I have been offered a couch by a coworker. I really dig the shape of the couch, high back, lots of buttons, kinda swanky, retro looking. The color scheme looks like something from the Golden Girls though. [more inside]
posted by ian1977 on Mar 25, 2014 - 8 answers

How can my we get a good quality couch, faster? [Vancouver filter]

My roommate and I are looking for a decent (ie. higher quality than Ikea) loveseat (around 6 feet long) to fit in our small, currently very sparsely furnished apartment. However, all of the furniture stores that we've checked out say that delivery will take 6 weeks at the very least. Are there any stores in the Vancouver area that would be able to do this faster? [more inside]
posted by Paper rabies on Mar 21, 2014 - 13 answers

How long should a couch last? Is it our fault?

We have a couch we bought at a large reputable furniture store for about $600-700, about five years ago. It is so sunken at this point that it is difficult to get up out of. Help! [more inside]
posted by stupidsexyFlanders on Feb 28, 2014 - 35 answers

Funtiturefilter: Is this tear in the fabric of my couch repairable?

The couch has an seamless integrated seat, not cushions. Pictures (including bonus sleepy elderly cat!) inside. [more inside]
posted by jokeefe on Feb 9, 2014 - 4 answers

Hey, nice couch!

We are buying a home and are under contract. We really like the seller's couch. Would it be too tacky to email them and ask if they have any interest in selling it to us? It is a huge sectional which is exactly what we are looking for and fits the space nicely. They are moving themselves, so I'm sure it would be a hassle to move, but hey, they might love their couch too! I was going to just ask them if they bought it in town, but then I thought maybe they would consider selling it so they don't have to move it. Is that just bad etiquette?
posted by MayNicholas on Jan 10, 2014 - 24 answers

Help me dismantle my couch.

How big is the hex wrench needed to remove the legs from a Natuzzi sofa? [more inside]
posted by bethnull on Dec 23, 2013 - 13 answers

Can I put a TV in my window so I can watch while I watch?

What are the downsides, or dangers to my TV, of putting my TV in a bay window? [more inside]
posted by Naib on Nov 18, 2013 - 7 answers

Help identify this sofa

Came across this sofa and loveseat at a consignment shop last week and wondering if it's worth ~$1000 that the owner is asking for them. Pic 1 Pic 2 [more inside]
posted by eatcake on Oct 27, 2013 - 6 answers

Sofa, not so good

I need new sofa cushions. Help! [more inside]
posted by dudekiller on Sep 15, 2013 - 2 answers

The Couch is Not a Bed, Right?

My significant other (with whom I share an apartment) falls asleep in front of the TV every night and sometimes doesn't make it to bed. I am annoyed. Should I be? [more inside]
posted by amoeba on Sep 12, 2013 - 46 answers

Fabrics that work with cats: do they exist?

We have cats and, unfortunately, love them very much. We keep their nails clipped and have lots of scratching posts, but they still sink their little claws into everything. Are there fabrics, either for rugs or couches, that you've found work better with cat claws? I was told that things like microsuede provide less purchase for their little pointy claws -- is this true? What fabrics should we avoid?
posted by lillygog on Sep 8, 2013 - 27 answers

Tools For the Spatially Challenged: Couch-Movers Edition

Wizards of Hive, Before I buy that 90" couch from a friend, how can I make sure I'll be able to get it up my L-shaped stairs? Sure, there are a lot of variables. But is there a tool or methodology for figuring this out ahead of time (presuming I know the depth and height of the couch too)? I don't think I have the cardboard to build a mockup. This couch is 50 miles away and can't be returned. Thanks!
posted by baseballpajamas on Aug 21, 2013 - 14 answers

Snags from pets on our new couch.

We just bought a house and got a new couch about 4 months ago. The couch is a huge sectional, cloth, and cream colored. I tried to warn my husband that cream color was a bad idea (even though I love the way it looks) because we have pets, but it was such a great deal that we just decided to get it. He also kept telling me "we can always get it recovered if we need to". Well, I don't think he realized that it would most likely cost thousands to have it recovered since it is so big. And we didn't know how big of a mistake the fabric was. [more inside]
posted by kerri13 on Aug 13, 2013 - 9 answers

How should four roommates go about getting a couch in NYC?

I'm down to buy a couch, but I don't want to own a couch. I think everyone else I'm living with feels the same. But we have a big empty living room and need a couch. [more inside]
posted by windbox on Jul 16, 2013 - 20 answers

Cat friendly couch (for easy urine cleanup)

What couches are good to clean urine out of? [more inside]
posted by Jaelma24 on Jul 13, 2013 - 13 answers

How to buy a couch?

I need to buy a couch, and for it to be comfy, decent-looking, relatively inexpensive, and bedbug free. I have an idea of the dimensions that my place can accomodate, but almost nothing else. Right now, I don't even know, what I don't know. How do?! [more inside]
posted by raspberry jam and clothes iron on Jun 19, 2013 - 20 answers

Help Me Repair My Awesome Couch

One of the rubber-band cushion supports broke on my Mid Century Modern couch. I would ideally replace all of the bands, since they are all showing signs of their 50-60 years of use. I was hoping someone would have some magical source for replacement parts.
posted by vansly on Jun 5, 2013 - 6 answers

PC gaming from the sofa

So, I have a laptop with an HDMI port, a big ass HDTV, a Steam account and a comfy sofa and would like to bring all these things together. What peripherals do people use to do PC gaming on their TV? Some type of console-esque controller? A wireless keyboard and mouse? What do you balance your keyboard on? Trackball mouse? Please enlighten me with describing your setup. Bonus points for avoiding RSI.
posted by fatfrank on May 23, 2013 - 13 answers

I want the Camry of sofas, not a Yugo or a Porsche

Where do you go when you've graduated from IKEA and are ready for decent, but not necessarily heirloom quality furniture? We're just hoping to find some stuff to carry us through the next 8-10 years, or is that unrealistic? How much should we honestly expect to spend? [more inside]
posted by Diagonalize on May 13, 2013 - 27 answers

The sofa is soiled.

There was poop on the sofa after the party. What do we do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 30, 2013 - 52 answers

My couch got hit by a car. Now what?

I bought a new couch. It got delivered yesterday. The couch is damaged (though it's very minor). I'm going to call "the guy" today and "work something out." Please help me choose the best option. [more inside]
posted by phunniemee on Jan 22, 2013 - 25 answers

How weird is it for an office to lack a desk?

I would like to take the big, corner desk out of my office and instead have a couch, along with a laptop table that I can use as needed. Or maybe a small stand-up desk off to the side. I am wondering what the outside perception might be, as well as any potential problems I may not have considered. [more inside]
posted by cessair on Jan 9, 2013 - 22 answers

Is this a classic piece, or just something I dig?

I bought a timber couch to restore. Is it a designer piece, and if so, does anyone recognise the designer? [more inside]
posted by lottie on Nov 25, 2012 - 11 answers

How do I clean this white, cloth couch?

I have this Crate & Barrel Petrie Couch in white, drinks were spilled. Manufacturer care instructions say to just use distilled water, this has not worked. What can I try next? [more inside]
posted by geoff. on Nov 21, 2012 - 9 answers

Cat peeing on our couch, what could be the problem? See details.

How can I stop my cat from peeing on my couch? [more inside]
posted by AbsolutelyHonest on Sep 7, 2012 - 17 answers

Just basically tell me how much to exercise, k?

How much exercise is enough or ideal or normal... or? [more inside]
posted by Chorus on Aug 6, 2012 - 17 answers

Is Scotchgard worth it, and if not, how do I keep white sofa clean?

White cotton-upholstered couch -- help me keep it clean. Pros and cons of using Scotchgard or similar product? Health risks for people and pets? Other methods? [more inside]
posted by LobsterMitten on Jul 24, 2012 - 3 answers

I'm looking to buy a smallish, modern gray couch for my new apartment. Catch: needs to be under $700. Help?

I'm looking to buy a smallish, modern gray couch for my new apartment. Catch: needs to be under $700. Help? [more inside]
posted by anotheraccount on May 2, 2012 - 16 answers

Give me [a] back [to] my couch!

We have a dream... to rearrange our media room so that the couch is not against the wall. The problem? It's this sofa, and the cushions do fall off after a few minutes of relaxed sitting, despite being weighted. We considered putting a heavy piece of furniture behind it, but that's not ideal as it takes up all the wonderful space we are trying to get back. Can you help us add a back to our couch? [more inside]
posted by two lights above the sea on Apr 20, 2012 - 15 answers

Need a good couch co-op game

I need suggestions for good couch co-op games to play with my wife on our Xbox 360. She has been playing the hell outta Skyrim and has finally gotten the handle on using a controller for 1st person control. Was thinking Portal 2 but I need some more suggestions [more inside]
posted by ShawnString on Apr 17, 2012 - 17 answers

Hacking (or just hacking up) my couch, vs. just replacing it already

Can I hack my (Ikea Varnamo) couch? SHOULD I? [more inside]
posted by aecorwin on Feb 19, 2012 - 6 answers

Is a BoConcept sectional worth the money?

How do you feel about your 2+ year old BoConcept sofa, couch or sectional? Was it properly upholstered? Is the leather wearing well? Do the legs stay on? Are you happy with your purchase? [more inside]
posted by Heart_on_Sleeve on Feb 9, 2012 - 4 answers

Can I fix the webbing on my couch?

Can I fix the webbing on my couch? [more inside]
posted by The Card Cheat on Feb 8, 2012 - 7 answers

Administrator please hope me move a sofa!

NYC Mefites: What are the best options for moving a sofa from Brooklyn to the West Village? If you've used a good "man with a van," please recommend, but any suggestions are appreciated.
posted by J-Do on Feb 5, 2012 - 8 answers

Long term purchase.

What would be the best color for a leather couch (not knowing the future color of walls)? Is there a couch color you have regretted? I'm going to buy this sofa. My plan is to keep it for a long time and through all the different places I will live. This is a couch that I eventually expect will be in my home office (and I think this classic design would be versatile). [more inside]
posted by niccolo on Feb 3, 2012 - 36 answers

How to repair a leather couch damaged by kitty?

Wondering how to save a leather couch that my cat had a party on... [more inside]
posted by zinful on Jan 5, 2012 - 7 answers

Tall Person + Couch = Happiness?

My boyfriend (who is 6'4") and I are buying a couch, and we're looking for one that would provide neck support for his head. My previous question about our cats has led me to believe we'd be best with a microfiber couch, but most tall-backed couches seem to be made of leather. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by odayoday on Dec 29, 2011 - 11 answers

Cats+Couch = Happiness?

We have a $1500 budget for a new couch. We also have two boisterous longhair cats. What type of couch will survive them better, leather or something with slipcovers? [more inside]
posted by odayoday on Dec 21, 2011 - 11 answers

How do I attach velcro tape to my couch cushions?

How do I attach velcro tape to my couch cushions? [more inside]
posted by reverend cuttle on Dec 5, 2011 - 12 answers

How to clean a microfiber couch

We've got a microfiber sofa and it's starting to look pretty dingy. How do I clean this thing up? [more inside]
posted by backseatpilot on Dec 4, 2011 - 5 answers

Modified Couch to 5K?

Inspired by this question, I've decided to finally go for the Couch to 5k. I'm currently reading through the excellent threads on here, but I have a couple of specific questions. [more inside]
posted by swingbraid on Nov 10, 2011 - 10 answers

Help make my bed more like a couch, please!

I’m trying to think of a way to make one part of my side of the bed more like the back of a couch. But I’m not very creative, apparently. Can you help me please? [more inside]
posted by miaou on Nov 1, 2011 - 13 answers

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