A woman saved a $ 3,000 designer sofa that was badly damaged with a $ 3 product from Aldi and earned a lot of compliments for it.
A woman revealed how she achieved “an amazing $ 2549 savings” with a $ 3 product from Aldi.
Alex Oates, from Melbourne, bought an expensive second-hand sofa online for $ 450, but when she went to pick it up, she discovered it was in “much worse condition than the pictures shown”.
But since cream lounge chairs originally cost $ 2,999 Freedom Furniture, Alex was determined to return it to her former glory and land a bargain for herself.
“Maybe I searched the Facebook Marketplace for two months until I found the sofa I wanted,” said the 30-year-old mother.
“But when I picked it up there were piles of stains that you can’t see in the photos. There were stain spots and pencil scribbles and rubbing marks from their dog. It looked terrible.”
After two hours of steaming and washing, Alex was able to completely remove all but one of the stains – this stain is on the back below.
“We are 100% happy with the results. Hubby was so tired when I first said we’ll be using other things, but now he’s very happy with the sofa.”
In fact, both of them were so upset about the outcome, Alex shared the before and after shots online, describing it as “saving $ 2549 today, thanks to Aldi and my little green machine”.
“I wanted a Hamilton sofa from Freedom for the lounge room, but at around $ 3,000 for the sofa, it seemed a bit overrated,” she wrote in the Aldi Mums Facebook group.
She explained that after she “hit the gold” she realized the sofa would need a little bit of grease, and described the results as “unbelievable.”
The post quickly garnered a lot of attention, with many commending Alex for investing in restoring the piece of furniture rather than buying new.
“Oh my God, I love hearing things like that. Well done. It gave me hope because I’m currently looking for a new sofa on my own and maybe the same budget as well,” one woman wrote.
Another said, “Looks great … great result.”
Some added, “You did a great job, well done.