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American made, decorating, furniture

We Found Our Affordable American-Made Sofa!



One of my first posts here on the blog was about our search for an American-made sofa for the Dream House. We’re trying to decorate the house with mostly secondhand goods, but we decided to splurge on a brand new sofa (and mattresses, too).  After toying with spending way more than our budget would allow, I stumbled upon a sofa in a local furniture store one weekend day. The sofa was not only in our price range (under budget even!), it was made in the United States. Sold!

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American made, furnishing

20+ Sofa Brands That Are Still Made in America



In all our years together as a cohabiting couple, Mr. Blandings and I have only owned one new sofa. It was a cheap “leather” sofa that we didn’t exactly love but it was in our price range and we were in a rush to furnish an apartment. Within two years of owning it, the leather on the cheap imported sofa started to crack and split. If you know anything about it leather, you know that it’s not supposed to crack. That our leather sofa turned out to be “leatherette” shouldn’t have surprised us. At just over $500 new, of course it wasn’t made with real leather. In addition to shoddy materials, it was also one of the most uncomfortable sofas to ever grace my behind. We sold that cheap, cracking sofa on Craigslist a few years ago and, with limited space in our tiny apartment, we’ve been living without one ever since… 

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