Closeup of Sofa

My $50 Yard Sale Sofa

By Erin Huffstetler | 04/17/2018 | 4 Comments
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Alright guys, I’ve been holding out on you. Because I got a new sofa last summer, and I haven’t even shown it to you yet. See that gorgeous leather Chesterfield sofa in my living room? It retails for over $3,000 at Ethan Allen, but we got it for just $50 at a yard sale. I still can’t believe it.

We had just gone to the last yard sale on our list when we happened upon an unadvertised sale. So, we stopped; and there was the sofa of my dreams, just waiting to come home with me.

New Sofa

I really wanted to buy a new sofa, when we moved back in after all the tree work, but money-wise it was out of the question. So, we sold our existing sofa set at a yard sale for $50, and I bought this khaki twill sofa for $50.

Living Room Home Tour

Basically, it was a way for us to get something different, without spending any money. And that’s just what we needed at the time. We kept this sofa for six and a half years, and would have continued to use it, had we not had our beyond-lucky yard sale find.

Second-Hand Leather Sofa

Because $50 for this sofa is just insane. And this is the exact style of sofa that I wanted to buy seven years ago.

Throw Pillows

So glad we decided to wait because after selling the twill sofa for $30, we only have $20 in this one.

How Many Sofas Have You Owned?

This is our third sofa in 17 years. I saved up and bought a brand new sofa and love seat after college. Then, we had the twill sofa, and now we have this leather one.

Want to See the Rest of Our Living Room?

You can tour it here. For our complete home tour, go here.

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Comments

  1. Erin, what a fantastic bargain. it is beautiful and looks like it is in excellent condition. You found the deal of the lifetime.

  2. What a great deal! Did they say why they were selling it? Was it a very upscale home? (I’m thinking they have lots of money and just wanted a new sofa so were letting this one go.) Congrats.

    • It wasn’t a particularly upscale house, but I got the impression that they redecorated a lot. They were asking $100, which I was ready to jump on, but my husband, who was on the fence, asked if they’d take $50, if it hadn’t sold by the end of the day. They replied that they’d take $50 right then. Score!

      My husband wasn’t sold on Chesterfields, like I was, because he was afraid the lower back would make them less comfortable, so that $50 price tag got me over that hurdle, and it turns out he loves the way it sits, so everyone’s happy.

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