Almost four years ago, I bought a large sectional from the Brick. It was leather and it was on sale. It was something called bonded leather, I asked the sales rep if it would be good with dogs, he assured me it would – he lied. Bonded leather, for those of you who don’t know, is a thin layer of leather bonded chemically to another material that the couch is covered with. When I say thin, it’s paper thing. IT is also CRAP when it comes to dogs.
Now, the couch itself has held up just fine, it’s comfortable and works well. The surface though, over nearly 4 years, has been destroyed by three dogs daily use.
It looks like crap. So, I have been looking, not seriously, here and there for a replacement couch. I had a few parameters for it. I like sectionals, sharing it with three dogs makes having enough room mandatory. I have also come to like having a chaise section that I can sprawl out on.
So, on Facebook, they have a Marketplace area. I looked last night and saw a great brown sectional couch for sale. It’s from Ashley furniture which makes great stuff – I doubt I could ever afford something new from there. The seller was asking $600, I offered $500 and it was accepted – awesome.
So, this is my new couch, well, as soon as I pick it up, likely tonight. I like brown leather and this one looks nicely broken in but still in great shape.
I could ban the dogs from this new couch, but I won’t do that – I don’t have floor dogs. I may but some throws for it to keep it looking great, we’ll see.