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This Just In: SF Woman Wins Ugly Couch Contest

After over 10 years of living with her worn, outdated, '70s sofa, four years of determined contest entry, and 6,400 votes in her favor, San Francisco resident Julie Lee has been named the owner of America's ugliest couch, winning a $5,000 living room makeover designed by HGTV's Kim Myles. For the past four years, Lee has entered Sure Fit's Ugly Couch Contest, and now, her effort has paid off.

To hear what Lee has to say about her living room makeover plans, as well as to tell me about your own ugly couch experiences,


Lee says:

Here was my chance to finally make my living space more presentable and tasteful. It's time for the couch to go. It's functional, but it really is just so ugly. It’s "loud" and screams of the '70s. It’s orange, yellow, brown and . . . greenish? It has a floral pattern all over. And the fabric is some kind of chenille or velour or something strangely fuzzy.

First things first: Lee will bury her eyesore of a sofa under a Sure Fit slipcover, and then she'll work with Myles to transform her living room with Sure Fit home accessories and other products. And finally, she'll celebrate: Lee's 38th birthday is next week, on Thanksgiving day!

I'm sure many Casa readers have dealt with funky eyesores of sofas over their lives. What's the worst sofa you've ever owned?


Join The Conversation
tweet-hotpants tweet-hotpants 8 years
when i was in college, my roommate and i bought an extra long crushed red velvet couch at salvation army. it had some kind of nasty stain on the side...
hihowareya hihowareya 8 years
I LOVVVVVVEEEE that couch!!!!!!!! If that's considered ugly, then gah...
ShePirate2010 ShePirate2010 8 years
i have to swear i have seen this exact couch...hahahahahahahahahahaha
GiggleSugar GiggleSugar 8 years
Is it just me, or would fuschia pillows look kinda rad on that couch?
vunder vunder 8 years
ha! Is it bad that I kind of like it?
plus_2_kid plus_2_kid 8 years
Does anyone else think that print looks just like Pottery Barn's Palampore print?: ...which I HAD been thinking about getting but now, maybe not so much....
macgirl macgirl 8 years
OMG, my grandma has that couch! For years she even kept it under a clear plastic slip cover. Poor grandma.
bluepuppybites bluepuppybites 8 years
Well when I finally moved into my own apartment I didn't really have any furniture. I had everything for my bedroom but my living room which was so tiny, consisted of a bookshelf, some floor cushion (that was my couch) and a mirror and small truck. So needless to say that was my worst couch till now our sofa is an ugly dark green thing that will be dumped when we move.
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