Monday, March 29, 2010

It's Here!


The new sofa is here!!

It arrived Saturday and we have already been enjoying it.


It's from Ikea- the Karlstad series. I was very skeptical about buying a sofa from Ikea at first. We wanted something that would be affordable, and that would take the wear and tear of kids. So, after some online research, and this blog post, I was convinced it was a good decision. After all, Ikea caters to families with children.

Rob and I took a few Ikea trips over the past couple of months for our kitchen project. We spotted the Karlstad sofa on one of our outings and it was in this color and with the aluminum legs instead of the boxy wood ones, which is why we probably took notice of it. I LOVED the color and the fabric, which is the Korndal Medium Gray. I wanted a neutral color sofa, but have been having a difficult time with browns and tans. And the tapered steel legs were much more my style than the ones that come with the sofa.



We looked into getting the chaise version instead of the sectional at first, but decided that the sectional would provide more seating and would fit better in our space.


As with all Ikea furniture, you have to assemble it, which was actually easier than I thought it would be.

When it first arrived, I was feeling overwhelmed- see below...


But, after a rescue by grandparents to take Aiden for a few hrs., it became less overwhelming.
Once we got all the pieces out of the box, it didn't seem as scary.



Rob worked on putting the pieces together, following the wordless Ikea instructions carefully. While I put all the covers on. It is all "slip-covered", but it is tight-fitting so it doesn't look like a slipcover.



Aiden's already enjoyed the "big new couch" as he calls it, and he's right-it is so big that we can all stretch out on it comfortably!

Hope everyone enjoyed their weekend!

8 comments:

Gwyneth said...

Wow, it looks so different but I love it! Looking forward to lounging on the new couch this summer...

Mom W. said...

Jen & Rob, you made a great choice! I love the "big new couch"!! And the new drapes. Everything seems to really open up the room.
XO

Christy said...

I think it looks great! When you have a small living room a sectional is the best way to seat many guests. Good choice!

Melissa Chittum said...

you are referring to children (plural).... i like the sofa by the way.... i hope you have a girl next... i have a lot of clothes for you. ps- i miss you, all of you

Lisa said...

terrific!!!! perhaps...one day, i'll see it in person. ;)

Sophie said...
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Sophie said...

Love it! I've been looking for a sofa that color. btw, where did you buy the pillow?

Yesterday's Sweetheart said...

Hello! I stumbled on this post from google! Wondering if you could help me with something! Is your cover this one pictured?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=280919823039&ssPageName=ADME:X:RTQ:US:1123

I LOVE yours but can't seem to find it! The one here looks so dark!