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Thursday, January 21, 2010

The tale of the Ikea Sofas...

The Ikea sofas looked very good.

They were priced right.

They were slipcovered, perfect for a family!

They fit the family room perfectly.



BUT
The Ikea sofas were NOT comfortable.


THAT'S WHY
After just a few months Clara moved the Ikea sofas to the Living Room...
yeap, the room that nobody uses...


Before...


and After...



"That which is striking and beautiful is not always good, but that which is good is always beautiful"
~Ninon de L'Enclos~
French Author, 1620-1705


The Family Room has new, comfy sofas.
We will show pictures as soon as we can get Clara's Husband off them!!!

19 comments:

T's Daily Treasures said...

They sure do look good in the living room! How ironic because a friend of mine here in Kuwait had those sofas in a different color and she didn't think they were comfy either, but I thought they were just fine. Of course, I was only ever visiting -- maybe sitting on them all the time would not be comfortable. Have a great day! :) Tammy

Kathy said...

Thank You for that chuckle...I've wondered about those sofa's at Ikea.
Glad her husband approves of the New and Improved sofas!!!
xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

That living room is gorgeous! I adore the coffee table - it is tdf fabulous! p.s. my mom didn't like our big, expensive, down-filled couch so it's at the farmhouse, and the ikea couch is in our living room now too!

Wanda @ Just Vintage said...

I like 'em better in there, anyway! Love that glass top table.

sassydesigns said...

Beautiful sofa's and great quote! They look lovely in the livingroom!
hugs,
Dee

Geezees Custom Canvas Art said...

Love the white sofas...so simple!

the wild raspberry said...

at least the living room LOOKS pretty
:)

chas

Amy@TheLemonCottage said...

Well, darn!
They sure look pretty. The living room is gorgeous!
~Amy

Sue said...

Clara's living room rocks! I love the cabinet and architectural pieces. Of course, I'm always drawn to the old, chippy paint!
Take care, Sue

junkdreams said...

A gorgeous living room.....I have the IKEA couches as well and found a perfect solution to the comfort thing. I use the couch base, but use different cushions (that still fit the slip covers) that are stuffed with a much more comfy filling.
Happy day.
xojanis

stefanie said...

They look gorgeous in there!

One Cheap B*tch said...

I love the room's new look! I actually like Ikea sofas. We have two because we have two toddler boys so the price was right and who cares what they spill on them! =)

tara said...

They sure look pretty in that room though! I have heard this about those sofas..bummer! At least they look good! enjoying the rain?

LuLu Kellogg said...

LOL, Clara's hubs need to break the new ones in good first!

LuLu~*xoxo

Wendy said...

First...what a great saying! Second love the sofa's in the living room and third...I am looking past the sofa's at the cabinet...Love the blue painted inside and love the wooden elements hanging on the wall! What were they from...they are awesome :)

It' an Evolution said...

I love what Ikea can bring to a home for the right price. No it's not perfect but it sure does look great.
Hope you guys are doing well.
Shea says thanks so much
Janet

Shabby Cottage Studio said...

Well even if they're not comfortable at least they look good. :-)

Miss Gracie's House said...

Oh, that function over beauty issue...they really are CUTE though!
Rene'

Anne~Fiona and Twig said...

Boy, that is one gorgeous room, uncomfortable sofas and all! ;-)

Anne