Oh, well, I thought. And then I drove home and discovered this baby out on the curb down the street:
Doesn't look like much, I know. Looks better underneath:
|cleaner than my garage floor|
The structure is sound, and aside from a slightly crushed arm rest, it's in great shape. And it's clean, aside from some small, grubby footprints on the seat where a kid was either walking or jumping on it, hehe. No nasty stains, no smell - just some footprints that can be cleaned off easily.
This is, in case you don't recognize it, Ikea's KLOBO loveseat. Not exactly my style - but I've seen really great things done with this and with the similar KLIPPAN sofas, and I have a *fabulous* idea for this little guy.
I love the product care instructions for this thing on Ikea's website, by the way:
- Do not wash.
- Clean with upholstery shampoo.
- Do not bleach.
- Do not tumble dry. <---- DRAT
- Do not iron.
- Do not dryclean.
Bonus: for some strange reason, the people who had this loveseat before me covered it (a) by stapling t-shirt fabric all over it, and (b) right before they got rid of it, apparently: the fabric is BRAND NEW. I can use that, too.
To be continued...