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 -
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.
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posted by eatcake
on Oct 27, 2013 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
Do I cut the piping off a sofa when making a new cover? Please help me avert a diy-disaster! [more inside]
posted by motsque
on Oct 3, 2011 -
I just moved into a dream wonderful "garden apartment" in a brownstone. The only downside is that it has an entryway that forces you to make a u-turn to get into the apartment. Normally, not a problem.
But we need to buy a couch. A regular sized, real, adult persons not-dormroom style nice couch. And there's no way anybody could possibly maneuver one into here.
Is there any places that sell couches that are nice but also can be partially disassembled? Even if just the arms could be taken off it would be great. [more inside]
posted by Threeway Handshake
on Jul 14, 2011 -
A friend of mine is hunting for a sofa similar to this one
- which was available at World Market until they pulled it a few months ago. Does anyone know where I can buy either this exact sofa, or something similar (a nice, minimalist, wood-framed three-seater)? [more inside]
posted by The Shiny Thing
on Jul 9, 2011 -
Leather versus fabric furniture pros and cons. Is it worth the extra cost to get a couch in leather? This is regarding a Room and Board sofa, so if you have an opinion on R&B in general, feel free to join in. [more inside]
posted by oneirodynia
on May 20, 2011 -
We have a two-year old sofa that looks terrible and needs to be cleaned. The upholstery is 100% light-colored polyester that looks like linen. The problem is that any water leaves a very noticeable ring on the fabric. Although we're pretty good about keeping food and drinks off the couch, we have a very drippy-nosed greyhound who has left dozens of little drip marks all over the cushions. Cleaning with water and a wet rag only makes the problem worse. I also tried using Goddard's Dry Cleaning fluid (a solvent), which just left a whitish spot. Any suggestions? Would hiring a professional do the trick?
posted by jrichards
on Apr 14, 2011 -
TwinCities Filter: Do you know a good company/person that knows how to restore leather couches in the Twin Cities area? [more inside]
posted by nanhey
on Mar 5, 2011 -
Can you please recommend to me a resistant and attractive blanket I can throw on furniture so my dog can sit with me? [more inside]
posted by msali
on Jan 11, 2011 -
My friend and I are in the middle of C25K and want to go all the way to a half-marathon. She would like to get to a full marathon. We are getting conflicting advice on how to do this. Do you have any ideas? [more inside]
posted by Foam Pants
on Dec 27, 2010 -