Our town has a FB page where people list items for sale.
One day, I saw that my friends C & D had listed a sofa. The title read-make offer.
People were making crazy, low ball offers.
I jumped on FB and typed: don’t sell it for those crazy low prices! Let me buy it!
They removed it from FB and kept it in their garage. I emailed them some pictures of ones that had been made over and they were thinking about having it re-upholstered themselves. For whatever reason, they decided not to.
About year (more or less) later, I got a text.
If you still want the sofa, come and get it…Me back to them~can I come Thursday? “C” got a job in a big city and they were moving themselves and were not going to take it. They tried to donate it, but nobody was willing to come pick it up. I offered to pay, and “C” said no, I know you will do something great with it and I want you to have it. You can make us something one day.
I went and got it,
called and upholsterer, bought some fabric,
painted the wood with Annie Sloan Old White and distressed (of course).
And here we are, living happily ever after