Finally…..I think I may be the last person in the blog world who wanted an Ikea Ektorp sofa to get one. I have wanted one for several years. I’m crazy for slipcovers, plus you just can’t beat the price. It just so happens that Heather purchased one several months ago from someone on Craig's list. She decided P.D.Q. that she HATED it. WHAT??? Too hard, uncomfortable, blah blah blah….. She finally saved up enough money to buy a sectional and GAVE me her sofa. FREE!!! I am one happy Mama. Thank you, thank you, Heather.
It’s in the formal living room so who cares if it’s not the most cushy thing in the world.
I was a little nervous about washing the slipcovers. In this house, it either goes in the washer and dryer or it gets the boot! The slipcover already had some shrinkage from who ever had it before Heather. I washed it in cold water, just a tiny bit of bleach, and then threw it in the dryer taking it out while it was still damp and taking it straight to the sofa. It worked beautifully!
Fall pillows. I bought these at T.J. Maxx at a bargain price WITH down inserts. I can just make new covers for other seasons.
The other two, I made. I wanted a tiny bit of a brighter blue on the middle back pillow but didn’t want to disassemble it so I sat in front of the T.V. last night and hand stitched the polka dot chenille over the other fabric. Didn’t even take the insert out!
Then I was in a fun redo frenzy!
Metal basket I bought at our barn sale. Filled with velvet pumpkins, faux rosemary, and coffee sacks.
My tiny little mantle.
Now the weather just needs to cool down a bit…….
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