We put our dining room on hold this past weekend and took a fun-tastic trip out to Ikea to pick up a new Ektorp sofa and Jennylund chair. We’ve been contemplating purchasing these pieces for awhile because we liked the way they looked, the functionality to be able to wash and change the slipcovers, and they are pretty comfy given the cheap price tag.
I knew I liked them, but I love them now that they are all assembled in our living room. Doesn’t our reupholstered ottoman right there in the front look pretty with her new buddies?
This room is still very much a work in progress, but here’s how the house looked during our home inspection with all of the sellers stuff:
The Ikea sofa and chair were surprisingly easy to assemble and I had no trouble following the hieroglyphic style instructions (i.e., no words).
Jennylund only needed her legs screwed on, which took all of about 2 minutes. I think it took me longer to break down the box she came in. It did take some wrangling to get her slipcover on, but the tight fit means less wrinkles. I ran a steamer over the skirt and and a few other spots after it was on.
Ektorp was slightly more difficult to assemble, but he still only took about 15 minutes. His cover took about the same amount of time as the assembly, mostly because the seat cushions fit super tightly in the covers, which I like because it keeps the seats looking crisp.
While we were at the store we spent some time in the kitchen section and I learned how to use the Ikea Kitchen Planner. I think I have a new addiction. This thing is fun. We are about 95% certain we are going with Ikea cabinets for our kitchen reno, so I was super excited to spend Saturday evening after we got home playing around on the kitchen planner, and I had a blast doing different configurations for our kitchen. My how times have changed when this is my idea of a fun Saturday night…