Now that our frustrating peeling sofa has exited, stage right, I’d like to introduce you to our new sofa. Although the proportions might make it look like a loveseat, it is a sofa. Specifically, it’s the Natuzzi Editions Sassi II Sofa, from Sears.
Although this colour/leather grade retails for $1849.99 plus tax (yikes!) we paid only $660 + $40 delivery. How? This sofa is a kijiji.ca score! I was trolling the online classifieds (actually looking for new side tables) when I spotted this sofa. I recognized it because my parents have this sofa, and the matching loveseat, in their living room (in a pretty, cinnamon-hued leather). The seller had purchased this sofa in 2009, moved to a larger home and no longer had a use for it. Minus one unfortunate blue spot (behind a cushion) this sofa is in fantastic condition and spotlessly clean. We took some time to think about it to make sure this purchase really was a good idea, but ultimately we went for it! Having decided not to splurge on a new sofa until we settle in a more permanent house, I thought we’d have to suffer the disintegrating sofa until then. This impromptu purchase was a pleasant surprise and we couldn’t be happier. Although we’d never purchased a previously-loved sofa before, you’d never guess it wasn’t brand new.
Because it is a touch narrower than our previous sofa, we can turn the side tables sideways! I think the whole effect makes the living room look brighter, warmer, and bigger.
|We can turn the side tables sideways now!|
My mom and I are going to sew a new throw cushion that ties in the dark ottoman and cream sofa.
(UPDATE: see the perfect pillow mix here).
|Fancy sofas have fancy little metal tags advertising the brand. Oooooo.|
Here’s a look at the old sofa vs. the new sofa: