Wednesday, March 24, 2010
I came across this great vintage living room sofa and chair set on CraigsList last night. I love the lines, and even the color (my favorite color is green), but the drawback to me is that it is vinyl. I really don't care for vinyl...at all.
When I think of vinyl, I think of the waiting room furniture when I go to get the oil changed in my car. I also think of the 1978 Chevrolet Caprice that my parents had from the time that I was 3 until I was 8 years old. That car would burn rubber! But, it had awful dark red vinyl interior. Do you know what vinyl car seats do to little legs on a hot summer day? It's not pretty. Of course, they were freezing in the winter as well. We used to keep towels on the seats to be comfortable. So, my past dealings with vinyl give me visions of peeling my body off this couch when I lay down shirtless to watch a movie or when I'm sick and camped out on the couch. But then on the plus side, spray it with a little Windex and wipe it down and it's clean!
The owner is asking $275 for the set. Not bad for a set in good shape, if you want vinyl. You can view the original CL ad here.
Oh, and a quick update on the stove - the delivery guy got behind in his rounds yesterday, so I still don't have it. Hopefully today it will be mine. All this anticipation is killing me! I feel like a little kid on Christmas Eve!
Posted by Missouri Michael at 6:00 AM