Thursday, March 25, 2010

I Heart IKEA (until they discontinue furniture)...



IKEA furniture is my crack. Good thing the closest IKEA is 2 1/2 hours away from me or I would probably spend all my money there or worse yet get a job there and allow them to pay me in furniture.

My whole house is IKEA right down to my utensils. Two reasons why I love IKEA is the style and the price. My stuff is modern and nice to look at and if one of my kids wreak something it's not the end of the world because it didn't cost all that much. Well after potty training 2 kids (and continuing to do so) we have washed our IKEA couch slipcovers almost weekly. They are still holding up however they are looking a bit dingy.

I decided to price out new slipcovers online and too my dismay IKEA no longer carries my couches :( I found an alternative website called bemz.com that wants nearly $700 for replacements!!! I was lucky enough to find some new ones on Ebay which should cost about $230.00 with shipping and exchange. At times like this I wish I knew how to sew!

So I tell Blake about my fabulous discovery and of course he could care less about the slipcovers. He just wants a new couch - not gonna happen. I need to fund this want myself - coming up with the cash is the hard part. So I have a cheque coming from Futura Rewards for approximately $120.00 however it is taking them FOREVER to cash out even after complaining that I've been waiting over 6 MONTHS! I also have $100.00 saved myself but that's all my money. I really don't want to spend all my $100.00 as I hate being completely broke.

Hmmm...how can I make extra money? Any suggestions? Or anyone know how to sew slipcovers???

1 comments:

Cheryl on March 26, 2010 at 6:20 PM said...

Oh my house looks like a messy IKEA showroom - it's the only furniture store that is within my price range (kinda sad that we started decorating our home with IKEA stuff so now all I want to pay is their prices).

Yikes! Sorry about your sofa being discontinued. I have heard of bemz and contemplated ordering slipcovers for my EKTORP sofas but like you said, it's quite costly!

There are some companies online that will sew slipcovers - potatoskins.com is one - but it's quite costly too. Sewing a slipcover is quite difficult I would think with all the nooks and crannies you have to worry about.

Sorry I'm of no help but just wanted to say I'm an IKEA addict too!

 

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