The Craft Patch: A New Couch!

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Monday, March 30, 2015

A New Couch!

I've been thinking about getting the Ikea Ektorp couch for months now. I've read at least 20 reviews from other bloggers who own the Ektorp, and most of them have been positive. I already own a slipcovered couch and I LOVE being able to throw it in the wash. I love the look of the couch, and I even sat on one in the store, and it was comfy. But Ikea is 4 hours away, and I was still waffling just because $400 is a chunk of change.

So when I saw a used one for sale on a Facebook yard sale page for $250, I typed "I want it!" as fast as my fingers would let me. The couch I've been thinking about purchasing for $150 less than new? Score!

I went and picked it up from a cute newlywed couple who are moving to Texas. Here she is, in all her glory:

It's a little wrinkly, but I haven't washed the cover yet, and I read that if you dry it 75% of the way, then put it back on to finish drying, that gets rid of the wrinkles and prevents shrinking.

I don't know if my family can handle a white couch, but I figured if this slipcover gets trashed, I can buy the gray slipcover for $150 and still only be up to the original price of the couch new.

So far I love this couch so much. That pop of fresh white brightens the whole room and brings out the wall color (Rainwashed by Sherwin Williams).

Today I'm sewing throw pillows. Because if you get a new couch, of course you need throw pillows! And if you get new throw pillows, you need new wall art... do I sound like the book If You Give A Mouse A Cookie?

Can't wait to show you more!


  1. Nice deal! If it gets a little dingy you could try dying it gray first.

    1. It's funny... I thought of dye, but had forgotten about that option. Thanks for the reminder!


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