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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Another Ikea Ektorp Sofa and an Update on My First One!

I originally posted about my excitement in getting my coveted White Ikea Ektorp Sofa here

That was just over a year ago.  So I thought I'd do one of those updates on how it has stood the test of time, especially given it is white! 

 

And, announce I now have the matching 2 seater!


So, overall I'm super happy with my 3 seater sofa.  I have noticed that the covers get dirtier faster in Summer with lots of little dirty feet curling up on it.  But in Winter, with lots of little socked feet on it, it's not so bad. 

The kids aren't allowed to eat or drink on the sofa, so we haven't had any major spills, but any small marks I just spray with Napisan spot remover before washing and they come straight out.

I probably wash the covers about every 2 or 3 months to keep them looking like new.  And I love that newly washed detergent smell. They are really easy to take off and I can get them washed and dried in one day, sometimes with a little bit of time in the drier on colder days. I've noticed too that the cushions can get a bit saggy, but when you wash the covers and put them back on the whole lounge bounces back, just like brand new.  And no, I don't iron them. I just pull the bottom corner pleats into place as neat as possible.


Our sofa is super comfortable and fits perfectly with the farmhouse style of our lounge room. In fact, I loved it so much that when I just happened to spot a 2 seater on the weekend on ebay for a great price, I just had to have it. 


And with a new white cover it looks perfect!

5 comments:

  1. I love mine too! Since I have dogs I have more trouble in the winter keeping them clean because sometimes the dogs come in with wet feet. But the thing is--they aren't that hard to keep clean--and I love them!

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    1. I'm sure the kids will want a dog at some stage so good to know! Thanks Sandy!

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  2. Julie,
    Love your set now. I have a sectional with the slipcovers and I have to cover the corner up with a blanket because I have a basset hound that likes to come in and curl up there. The nice thing is that the slipcovers are easily washed. Love the room and how it looks.
    Kris

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    1. Thanks Kris. It was so nice to see your lovely flowers snow free! I just planted some bulbs, for the first time this year, so fingers crossed for Spring. x

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  3. Your living room looks really pretty with the ektorp sofas! We have 2 of the love seats in our basement family room and we have been very happy with them too.

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