Do I cut the piping off a sofa when making a new cover? Please help me avert a diy-disaster! [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
How can I make this cover stay on my couch? [more inside]
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?
Pet owners, what kind of sofa should I buy? [more inside]
TwinCities Filter: Do you know a good company/person that knows how to restore leather couches in the Twin Cities area? [more inside]
I need helping cleaning this filthy couch. Give me your best cleaning tricks! [more inside]
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]
Where can I buy a couch neck rest and how much are they supposed to cost? [more inside]
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]
Our new couch has a tear along the seam of the seat. How can we fix this ourselves? [more inside]
Can you recommend me a decent sofa-bed/sleeper that is both comfortable as a sofa AND great to sleep on? [more inside]
We've had a couch in a storage unit for a few years now. We'd like to bring it back into our apartment. What precautions should we take before we bring it? (i.e. concerns about dust, pests, molds.) The couch is fabric (not microfiber to my recollection) and has not been wrapped.
How to Move a couch two blocks in NYC? [more inside]
Anyone have any experience with Urban Barn furniture, good/bad/otherwise? I'm considering buying a used sofa and chair, but wondering if I should take the money and buy a lesser name new set elsewhere, instead. [more inside]
Starting next week, I'm not going to have a home. I will be staying with friends anywhere from 1 week to 3 weeks while I find a place to stay. What are best practices for being a good houseguest in this situation? (I plan to stay at each place for a week.) I do not have a car, and will be renting a storage space to keep my stuff in for the duration. Please assume hotels, motels, and hostels are financially not an option. I do already plan to buy dinner specifically for these friends, and to pay for my own food the rest of the time.
Can you recommend a carpet cleaning company in Toronto? [more inside]
Love my cat. But my cat drools on my couch. How do I clean these stains? [more inside]
Does anyone have any experience with or opinions on Room and Board or CB2 as sofa merchants? [more inside]
While moving out of an apartment my humongous couch would not fit into the elevator. With the promise of 6 flights of tight stairwell looming, I posited the following: "We're on the 5th floor and have the service elevator to ourselves. Let's put it on the 4th, put the couch on top of it, take the elevator to the basement, and carry the couch out the front of the building on the first floor." [more inside]
New baby, new couch. Bad idea? [more inside]
My landlord just bought a brand new sofa (this beige model) for my apartment, and I seem to have ruined it already by letting my friend sleep on it for a few days using dark-colored sheets. The area under the head/pillow is now slightly darker than the rest of the sofa; it looks as if it's always slightly wet. The cover can be dry-cleaned but will be expensive; what are the chances of it working? Are there any easier/less expensive alternatives?
Need a shallow, regular-length sofa. Depth doesn't seem to be a very search-friendly dimension. [more inside]
Are there other graduated exercise programs like the Couch to 5K? I hate running, but I like the specificity, and the feeling of "leveling up" it gives me. [more inside]
How to deodorize a leather couch? [more inside]
Is there such a thing as a good looking, comfortable, urine-resistant sofa? [more inside]
Mrs. W and I would like to buy some modern looking furniture, but there do not seem to be available venues in Jacksonville, FL. Mefites in or near Orlando, are there stores there you can recommend that would stock modern looking couches and chairs?
Why are sofas dumped beside the road always missing the cushions? [more inside]
How can I clean liquid bubble bath out of the fabric couch cushions? The care tag says NOT to wash/launder the fabric cover as it will shrink and no longer fit the foam interior. [more inside]
Minor dilemma re getting rid of slightly smelly couch. [more inside]
What is the name of the Mad TV skit with the guy at the car rental counter(?) who goes to sit on a vinyl couch, which makes a farting noise, and everyone thinks the guy farted? He tries to repeat the noise while shouting out protestations like, "It was not me, it was the couch!" and, "I would never poot in public!" This was from early on in the show - maybe 1997 or so? Bonus points if you can find it online for viewing.
How can I train my dog to stay off the sofa? [more inside]
$50 at goodwill, $1500 bucks new - isn't there a middle ground for buying couches? [more inside]
How can I fix a hole in my couch for cheap? [more inside]
After 4 months in storage, my red microsuede couch is now a gray velvet couch. Can I clean mildew from microsuede? How? [more inside]
Have you ever heard of, known, or had a cat who peed on leather furniture? [more inside]
We have an awesome couch in our new office and I'd love to get a few more around the place but no one seems to know where the hell it came from. We've torn the damn thing apart looking for labels, etc but to no avail. Here's a pic of the couch in question. ANY ideas who makes this or where we can get it? If it's helpful, we're based in London.
Is there any real way of making a firm foam corporate style sofa more comfortable? [more inside]
How long does it take a couch to stop offgassing? I assembled a new Ikea Karlstad sofa five days ago, and while the odor has decreased a bit, it still smells. Worse, there's some VOC that irritates my nose and throat after I sit on it for half an hour or so, which is rather worrying. (My wife gets the same 'acrid feeling' too.) [more inside]
How come my couch makes everyone's shoulders sore? [more inside]
Looking for a good place to buy a new, reasonably-priced couch in NYC. [more inside]
I can't get my couch upstairs. Help! [more inside]
I'm looking for a small, comfortable couch futon that converts into a small fold out bed. I live in a small basement studio and space is at a premium. I'd like one no wider than 45 inches, that can unfold to a small bed, and that sits at a high level (no ground level ikea futons) [more inside]
Help me find a good upholsterer in NYC, preferably Brooklyn [more inside]
Help me fix my Ikea couch. [more inside]
Are we stuck with a custom-made couch we ordered that wasn't made to our specs? [more inside]