Sunday, March 11, 2012

Remodeling at a snail's pace

Our minor remodel job in our family room is progressing at a s-l-o-w pace - but it is going in the right direction.  Hubby told me that I could get a new sofa - and he gave a a price limit.  I scoured the ads and didn't find anything I liked for the money.  I need to be able to seat at least sixish - and I have eclectic taste - so I don't do matching furniture (sets like sofa, love seat, matching end tables and lamps for $1000). So I searched our classifieds and found what I wanted.  I'm so happy with my purchase, however when I brought home this beauty  - I noticed something I failed to see when I looked at it in the seller's basement - red dye!  Apparently the red throw pillows they had on it previously had bled onto the white leather and now I am trying to remove this stain.  We've searched and tried several suggestions on the web - not much luck.  Any ideas??


A closer look:


I know!  How could I not have seen it?  I'll keep pillows there - but I DO want to remove this stain if at all possible.
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8 comments:

Chatty Crone said...

I can't help you but I know someone else will. Maybe leather cleaner. Of research the internet. sandie

Chatty Crone said...

PS - it is beautiful!

Life is good! said...

mikey likey! that's one big honking couch!

Team Beardshall said...

way cool couch....I have no idea about leather. Good luck on that one. Cant wait to see when everything is done!

Cranberry Morning said...

Hopefully the stain is only in one spot? No idea what to do. I don't suppose the cushions are reversible? Of course not - that's way too easy a solution. :-(

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Evening Ruthie Sweetie...
Oh what a beautiful share. I love your blog, your header photo is gorgeous. Love all those smiles.

That couch is gorgeous, and while it does have a stain, it can be covered with pillows and it is SO gorgeous. Sure fits the room well.

I have read that there is baking soda mixture that can work. Have you called a company to ask what they would charge to clean it? Or if there is something from a leather company that you can use to clean it?

Thanks for stopping by Country Wings in Phoenix and for sharing your beautiful home sweet one. I am your newest follower. I hope you will follow along as well. Have a glorious week sweetie. Many country hugs, Sherry

Maple Lane said...

Hi Ruthie, I am following your blog anonymously, that is why I don't show up on your followers. I've been on a blog break for a little over a week.

This sofa is gorgeous. Pillows or an afghan are a good solution and you might ask a dry clean store about the stain.

Have a great evening.

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Oh, I'm so sorry about the stain! Can you flip the cushions? A temporary fix, but it won't be seen. Maybe Magic Eraser? Hope you find a solution!