Thursday, November 5, 2009

A little in the Living Room ...

Its been raining acorns on our driveway so last Saturday, despite the fact that it was a gloomy day, I went out and collected a bunch of them to fill one of my apothecary jars with. I need to go back out to pick up more that have fallen to fill the jar.


I was also able to move a trunk that was previously used as storage in our half bath into the perfect spot in the living room. I had never used the liner so I pulled it out and reattached it. We can definitely use it for blanket and pillow storage in addition to my extra sofa slipcovers. I always thought it was so empty under the console before so I'm happy I have something to fill the space now. Speaking of slipcovers ...


I realized that I never shared my Ektorp Sofa from Ikea while snapping pictures in my living room.

We planned to keep our old one until the girls were older. It was pretty beat up but not horrible with the slipcover. However, the non-slipcovered parts had been so abused by the kids that I couldn't take it anymore. I figured that for $399, I couldn't lose. I also got the ruffled throw at Ikea when I was shopping for patio curtains.

So, what at do I think of it? At first, I didn't like it. When you sit on it, its hard compared to most sofas where you sink into the cushions. The cushions are very firm, but after sitting on it for a while, I realized that its actually quite comfortable. I've already washed the slipcovers numerous times thanks to my two monkeys. I'm very happy with it and hope to eventually replace our basement sectional with an Ektorp sleeper sectional.

I promised my girls brownies today and they're just about ready. Happy Thursday!

16 comments:

  1. i love your little turkey! so cute:)

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  2. Such a pretty room. I love slipcovered furniture. So practical and pretty. You got a great deal on the Ektorp, in our area of Canada the Ektorp sofa in white goes for $500 Cdn.

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  3. My good friend has that same sofa and I just LOVE it! I think it looks really lovely in your home!! White slipcovers are my favorite :)

    :) T

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  4. We almost purchased the ektorp, but I also felt it was too hard. Maybe it just needs 'broken in' after awhile. It looks lovely in your room.

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  5. I've been coveting an Ektorp for a while - I somehow feel the extra firmness would be a nice support for my husband and I! Yours looks great!

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  6. Love the pretty hall table and the accessories on top and the gorgeous vignette on the wall. Everything looks so pretty. Your sofa is just gorgeous. I think that's what I am going to look for when I replace the one in the familyroom. Hugs, Marty

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  7. GroverFamily,
    That little turkey ... I meant to add something on him and I forgot! I got him on a trip to Cracker Barrel over 10 years ago. I don't like Cracker Barrel much, but I love that turkey! ;-)

    ~Melanie

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  8. Love the natural look with the acorns! White slipcovers rock...I have had some for years now and I'm still in love with them! Hope you have a FUN weekend.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  9. I recently bought the Ektorp Sectional.. and yep at first thought.. uh oh.. but I LOVE IT now!! and want to get the two chairs and another sectional for my family room.. CUTE ROOM!!!! And Cute Blog!!
    ~jen

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  10. Love the acorns in the jar! Great idea and such a cute touch!!

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  11. When you are much older, you'll find the firmness to be welcoming. My old Ethan Allen sofa was so soft that I could barely get up. I love my new Ektorp too. Putting all those pesky acorns in a glass jar was a brilliant move.

    CT Granny

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  12. Looks great!

    My son brought in some acorns the other day and put them in one of my jars. I quickly realized they need to be baked first, they started mildewing!

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  13. Love your photos! Love the white sofa! xo Reneé

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  14. Love the acorns! And the couch looks great, I think it looks cozy!

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  15. Love the Ecktorp - was it difficult to assemble?

    I've had my Ikea sofa for 11 years. It's starting to give up the ghost. Perhaps I can replace it with this (If I can get it through the door that is... My old rowhouse in the city has narrow doorways!).

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  16. allthingsjuice,
    Not hard at all! There's nothing really to assemble other than putting the feet on it and putting the slipcover on the cushions. Good luck!

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