I have been searching for a mid-century modern sofa to replace my roadkill* couch for the past two years. I almost caved and bought this one at Macy's, but someone wouldn't let me waste my money. (Thanks Mom!) I found a fabulous vintage sofa at an estate sale a few weeks ago for, wait for it... $30!!!.
The only problem with it was that the previous owners had a bunch of small dogs, and they liked to scratch up the upholstery. Until I can afford to have it recovered, I had to find a way to remove the pilled-up fibers on the seat. After trying a couple different things, I found that the most effective tool is a cheap Bic razor. I used a twelve pack on my couch, and while it's not perfect, it looks so much better. See?
*Roadkill is the stuff that you find on the side of the road in other people's trash piles or out next to the apartment dumpster in college towns at the end of the semester.