My Free Sofa


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 :)


Southern Hospitality,  Coastal Charm, Savvy Southern Style, Miss Mustard Seed,

Thrifty Decor Chick



  1. 1
    Jennifer says:

    GASP!! She’s a beauty!!
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    only you!! how awesome is your transformation. Have a great day my friend!!
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    Susan says:

    It’s gorgeous! Congratulations on a beautiful restyle!

  4. 4

    Beautiful transformation!

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    cassie says:

    HOLY SMOKES!!!!! shazam, my friend, shazam.
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    Gina says:

    You lucky girl! She’s gorgeous!
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  7. 7

    What a FIND! It is GORGEOUS. Seriously gorgeous.
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    Martina says:

    She’s a beauty Debbie!!

  9. 9

    Talk about stamina! That sofa and you were meant to be together – it’s a match made in free FB heaven!
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    Kathy says:

    Wow!! It is gorgeous! Love it!
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  11. 11

    You definitely lucked out with this one. It looks fantastic – so classic and elegant yet very cool at the same time.
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    debbie says:

    Unbelievable Debbie! What a gorgeous piece…and FREE nonetheless! WOWZA!
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  13. 13

    Holy crazy gorgeous! I have a chair with the same lines, and am scared of recovering it myself.

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    Gwen says:
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    Courtney says:

    Absolutely GORGEOUS!!! Love it~ what a find!
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  16. 16

    WOW!!! I LOVE it!! Those freebies don’t come around often, but boy when they do…. YOU GOT LUCKY!!!
    OH and I am off to find you on insta!!!
    Queen B and Me
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    Carmella says:

    Score!! This is beautiful!!!
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    Gina says:

    WOW! That is gorgeous!
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    Bliss says:

    This happily ever after story brought tears to my eyes, especially after I looked at my own couches. They need to come live with you long enough to have their own happily ever after.

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  20. 20

    that’s what I am talking about! and you got it for free!!
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    Debbie says:

    I love it! You’ve made a new creation with the best old ideas intact. My kind of project. Good job!
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    Debbie what a blessing! And it turned out beautifully!!!
    It’s been a long time since I’ve had something quoted at an unpholstery shop. If you don’t wish to answer this, I understand, but I am curious how much the re-upholsterer charged…and if there were additional expenses beyond the fabric.

    Have a great day!!!

    P.S. – your site is loading really slowly….just an fyi
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    Kathryn says:

    Wow… this is stunning. It reminds me of a sofa (my dream sofa) that I found in the Restoration Hardware catalogue – priced between $2000-$3000!!

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    Wow! What a deal! You have done a beautiful job restoring it. I love it! I would love you to share this at my new party “Totally Transformed Tuesday” @ Have a wonderful day. Peggy
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    Walter Silva says:

    This Sofa is Awesome!

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    kim says:

    That is gorgeous. Lucky you.
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  27. 27

    Wow, how great is that!! Your sofa is gorgeous.
    Mary Alice
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    Betty says:

    Sofa came out beautifully! Wondering if you would ballpark the cost of upholsterer not including fabrric. I picked up a great vintage couch for 19.99 at Goodwilll. So curious about price…a few piece I have sent was pricey.

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    Jill says:

    What a beautiful, free couch! Love it & I am so happy you are the one who got it! Great job!
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  30. 30

    So, so pretty! Love the makeover, and what sweet friends for gifting it to you :)

    ~ Jeannine

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    kathy says:

    oh my goodness sounds like my story with my miss frenchie….she was headed to the dump! Love these kinds of stories. I read your blog everyday, just wanted to say hi and that I love every post…you are such an inspiration!

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    Judy Ainger says:

    Simply amazing! I ♥ it. Hopped over from Wow Us Wednesday and I’m happy to be your newest follower. Would love to have you stop by for a visit and follow me back! Have a great night! Judy
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  33. 33

    Woohoo! What a find! It reminds me of the sofa that was in my grandmother’s living room….I would love to have it.

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    Claire says:

    Hi- just wanted you to know I featured your amazing sofa on my blog today- Have a lovely weekend!

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    Rosemary says:

    She’s a beauty. I love the details, and what a great story.
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    teresa says:

    Stunning. I’m wondering if you could share what fabric that is and from you purchased it. It looks to be the exact color and texture I need to cover a headboard.

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    Amanda Eck says:

    Amazing! Don’t you love it when the stars align and something like this crosses your path. It was meant to be.

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    Ann says:

    Debbie, you have such great vision. This sofa is beautiful since you transformed it. The style looks like a sleigh, don’t you think? I just love it. It certainly looks happy now.

  39. 39

    Seriously, this looks amazing! I love the colors and fabric you choose. It’s such a lovely piece now. Your friends gave it to the right person. You did a wonderful job, Debbie!
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  40. 40

    You must live in a dream world because that couch is what dreams are made of! Absolutely in love with it! What great luck!

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