After over 10 years of living with her worn, outdated, '70s sofa, four years of determined contest entry, and 6,400 votes in her favor, San Francisco resident Julie Lee has been named the owner of America's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,
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?