Last week I shared my Family Room Makeover & you all left they nicest comments, thank you!
I had recieved many questions that I tried my best to answer.
Lots of questions about my sectional so I thought I would post about it.
When my husband & I finally decided to buy a
NEW sectional for our family room last fall,
we knew we didn’t want to blow the entire budget
on it for a few reasons.
1. We had bought an expensive down sofa when
we first got married and we ended up giving it away.
To recover it was going to cost way too much,
between the fabric & labor
and I certainly did NOT have the patience to make it myself:).
2. We have 2 young boys and a dog, need I say more:).
So we went to IKEA to look for sofas.
I knew it would be a good first experience with a WHITE slipcover sofa,
since we weren’t breaking the bank to do so.
A few trips later we came home with this sectional.
I love when the room is all clean & tidy.
Which with 2 young boys and a dog isn’t that often.
But…..when it is tidy, ahhhh it feels good.
I know you are curious as to how I like it.
Well, I LOVE it, I really do.
It is comfortable, the cushions are foam wrapped not filled with batting so they keep their shape
the covers wash REALLY well.
I won’t lie, it is a little more work but the pay off is that it is always clean.
What a beautiful thing to be able to wash away sticky hand messes, lollipop drool and sick germs:).
If you plan on getting a slipcovered white sofa,
this is what you will need,
1. sticky lint roller( the white attracts & shows every bit of lint)
2. Oxy Clean laundry powder(makes everything really white & bright)
3. Use any free & clear detergent
4. Oxy Clean Laundry Spray
(for quick spot cleaning, it gets ANYTHING out, even pink highlighter:))
Tips for washing the covers,
1. Wash in cold
2. Add a scoop of Oxy Clean Powder
3. I use free & clear
4. Put in dryer for a short time on low, take out when they are damp dry.
Put covers back on covers damp, they will fit perfectly, no shrinking.
Hopefully this helps & doesn’t scare you.
Honestly, I would buy another in a second.
Before I had to hire someone to come & clean my sofas,
I like the convenience of taking them off whenever I wish to clean them.
Plus, if you & your family totally destroy this slipcover then you can buy another cover for the ENTIRE sectional for-$99.00.
Yup, you read right, sweet huh?
I adore how crisp & light the room feels.
Ok, last tidy picture, now onto REAL LIFE.
This is Jack, he is almost 3 & he loves to play in this room
with his older 7 year old brother, Shane.
They have snacks and drinks in here &
we also have family picnics, crazy as it seems we do:).
It is a LIVING room after all. They I am still very careful
but….I want us to enjoy this space.
To follow are more REAL LIFE images.
My house looks like this more often than not, even worse at times.
My pretty gray throw is usually wrapped around a little warm body or thrown on the couch in a random fashion:).
Oh and this not staged ,this is where everything was when I took these photos.
Oh & the couch gets climbed on too,
did I mention I have 2 boys?
See my pretty throw:).
I tell myself they are things, yes pretty things but they are meant to be used, worn & loved.
Sloppy pillows, books, toys, trucks, baseball mitt…..
Jack is carefully planning his next move….
to make a complete mess.
He loves this truck and boy does it make the loudest sound when it crashes!
You can see how loved & worn this is, it gets abused.
More toys in the background:).
And here HE is, the worst offender, my 11 year old Wheaten Terrier Murph:).
I wanted to show you that real life happens around this couch & that we really do use & ENJOY this room.
I hope this all helps.
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Have a wonderful end to your week,