I have been patiently waiting for my new Ikea slipcovers to arrive for the past week. By patiently, I mean checking my email hourly to see if they had been shipped, then constantly tracking the FedEx truck once they were shipped to see the progress. I spent a lot of time contemplating my decision to get new slipcovers for my sofa and chair, and I couldn’t wait to see the transformation occur! The Ikea Ektorp set I have upstairs definitely needed a makeover from it’s dark appearance. Check out these before pictures.
Yes, it was too drab for me, even with my bright pillows. I also didn’t like the way the dark slipcovers seemed to fade after I washed them. So after doing some research online, I decided to buy white slipcovers for my furniture. I admit I was a little nervous about getting white slipcovers (remember I have two doggies, right?), but I decided to give it a try. Most people love their white slipcovers because you can wash them anytime needed, and even use bleach for stains. Besides, the white slipcover on my Ikea Klippan loveseat had survived six months with no disasters. I also recently learned that the combination of OxiClean and Biz can work wonders on stained white slipcovers thanks to a Craigslist find. If someone with young kids can live with a white couch, my doggies can’t do too much damage, right?
Ready to see the transformation?
Ta da! What do you think? I am in LOVE with these already! It took a little time, lots of energy, and even some sweat to take off the old slipcovers and put on the new ones, but it was so worth it. I love the way the white slipcovers brighten up the room, don’t you?
I will be updating my pillows soon to make the transition to Fall, but I am going to enjoy how beautiful my sunshine pillow looks on this fresh, clean chair for a little while longer! Do you want to check out a before and after?
Here you go!
I am glad so these Ikea Ektorp Slipcovers lived up to their reputation and provided a great update to my current decor. It was a small fraction of money compared to the cost of new furniture. Best of all, I now have options, and can change my furniture color back to black anytime I please. Isn’t that cool? Do you like the look of my new slipcovers?
Have a great weekend!