The first item I scored was a FREE couch. Yeah me! His cat had done some damage to one of the arms.
And then because the front of the arm was also messed up.....I actually cut several more strings off and glued on top. Yes, you can see it in the close up, but is really not noticable.
Then, I used Upholstery Brads around the edges to dress it up.
Here it is in the apartment. It turned out GREAT!