Thursday, July 14, 2011

My New IKEA Sofas!

I couldn't believe that I found this IKEA love seat on craigslist!

 I've been desperately wanting to get a new love seat to replace our old, ugly recliner! I told my husband how nice it would be if we could actually sit together and watch a movie! Yes, this was my scheme to get rid of that old thing! I just had to do something desperate because his old recliner was beginning to look like Frasiers' Dad's chair!!!

Anyway, the love seat I found on craigslist also came with a brand new slipcover! They were asking $200.00, but settled on $175.00. I really didn't want to pay that much, but it was in great shape and a brand new IKEA love seat is $379.00! 
Well.... I loved the love seat so much that I had to have the sofa to go with it!
(If you give a mouse a cookie)! My old hand me down sofa had seen better days, as well and now looked awful next to my new love seat! I'd been intending to make a slipcover for the old thing, but that was just becoming too overwhelming of a project for me! So, the next Saturday morning after we brought the love seat home, my oldest son Josh and I headed off to IKEA (after we dropped my husband off at the airport)! We had a fun morning and Josh even set the sofa up for me when we got home!
I just love my new sofas and now I feel like I have a brand new family room! I especially like the fact that the sofas have washable slipcovers! I couldn't believe that the slipcover for the love seat was only $11.00, so I bought an extra one! I ended up selling my old sofa for $35.00 on craigslist and listed the recliner as free because no one would pay anything for it and they were both gone within a day! Now my husband and I can sit together on our love seat and watch his John Wayne movies! ;)

I'm linking to Show & Tell Friday at My Romantic Home!



Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

LOL...Fraser's Dad's crack me up! Dads seem to have their favorite chairs, huh? But good for you that you found such a wonderful set! They could not be any more perfect in your darling home.


Gina said...

Oh Janet, I love them! I'd haul my leather out to the curb right now, by myself, if I could buy them. LOL

For the Love of a Cottage said...

I love your cottage sofa and loveseat from Ikea. I have had my eye on these pieces for a long time.

Beautiful room, indeed!!!

NanaDiana said...

Great looking pieces. It's amazing how something like that can change the whole tone of a room, isn't it? They are perfect for the room! Love that you can now watch JOHN WAYNE movies!!! lol xo Diana

Stacey said...

Your sofas are so very pretty! This is exactly what I would love to have! Thanks for sharing!
Stacey of Embracing Change

blessedmom's simple home said...

The look beautiful Janet! I'll try not to show my "jealous" bone :)
Have a wonderful weekend!

Kim K. said...

Your sofas are so lovely and fit the decor so nicely of your charming home. Good for you!!

Sarah @ Cozy.Cottage.Cute. said...

I have the same set and just love them. They look great in your living room! So light and airy. :)

Debbie~ said...

I looove your new love seat and sofa, they look wonderful in your family room! What did your hubby say when his 'Fraser' chair was missing? Sometimes browsing a good decorating magazine during a movie, isn't too bad! :)Debbie @ Cottage Hann~Me~Downs

S and O said...

Those sofas look cozy!
Hope your having a great weekend!

Our Back Porch said...

That's the way to work it, girl! I LOVE these sofas!!! Your room is so cozy and inviting! Enjoy lots of movie hubby is a BIG John Wayne fan too! Hmmm....maybe I should try your idea! lol ENJOY!

Waving from Our Back Porch,

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