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June 21, 2010

“New” Thrifted Vintage Vinyl Sofa and Swivel Chairs

By RetroRuth

Welllll….it’s Monday again.  What the heck happened to the weekend??  I feel like Tom and I worked and worked and didn’t get a single thing done.  But I won’t prattle on about house repairs. Instead, I’ll give you guys some eye candy.

Behold!  Our “new” vintage vinyl sofa that Tom and I picked up recently while thrifting.  We were out originally trolling for some Tiki-themed furniture for our three season porch, but we found this bad boy for our basement instead.  Pretty sweet, isn’t it?  I love the shape of it.  It is very swank and is going to be great for the “50’s Martini” theme in the basement. 

It is also a futon, can you believe it?  It need some oil before it will fold all the way down, but it is supposed to actually fold flat.  This is good, because it is actually sprung like a mattress rather than having foam cushions.  I am pleased because then it will never get that smashed look some vintage sofas have.

The only down side is that it has that old, musty vinyl smell.  I am not sure we are going to be able to get rid of it, so I have put all my resources into figuring out a way to contain it or cover it up.

As you can see, it is already being thoroughly enjoyed by the cats.

We also picked up this excellent set of vintage vinyl rockers at the same sale.  I have to say, these are incredibly comfy and fun to watch TV in.  Not exactly the same style as the sofa, but I love ’em just the same.

Pretty sweet, huh?

Did anyone else have some good finds over the weekend?  Let us know in the comments!

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5 Responses to “New” Thrifted Vintage Vinyl Sofa and Swivel Chairs

  1. Andrea Reply

    June 21, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    Wow, I am very envious of your couch and chair finds – those are great, and they all look nearly new!

    Our big garage sale find this weekend was a 50s highchair for $5. Think of the chrome and formica kitchen tables and chairs, and envision that in high chair form, and that’s what we got! The seat is cracked, but I can easily reupholster it.

  2. Sara in AZ Reply

    June 21, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    Ooooh, your couch and chair finds are great! They look super good in your house too.

    We did not find anything good this weekend, we were to busy with other stuff to go thrifting. There is always next weekend though!

  3. sablemable Reply

    June 22, 2010 at 10:50 am

    Fab finds, Ruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuth!!!!! The swivel rockers blend in great with the sofa!

    No thrifting on my end.

  4. Vonlipi Reply

    November 21, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    We recently got a sweet vinyl couch in a second hand store and it had a weird vinyl,gasoline and musty smell. After less than a month in the house (and a good cleaning) we can barely smell it.

    Will your kitty cat scratch your new sofa?

  5. Alicia Grigsby Reply

    April 28, 2014 at 12:32 am

    Found a great tourqoise vinall 1950’s couch for 80 dallars… was a great find

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