Monday, March 23, 2009

My New Couch!

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I sold my old couch on Craigslist on Saturday and with the money I made selling that along with a check I received for advertising on my blog I bought my new couch! I love it...no money spent from my regular paycheck and I have a brand new couch!!!
It helps that the couch was such a great deal at only $399 at Ikea! I bought an extra slipcover set so when one is being washed the other can be put on right away. It was only $49...you couldn't even buy the fabric for that price! The fabric is nice and heavy too and it looks like it will hold up well to lots of washing.
It's smaller than my old couch which is better for the scale of my room. It's a lot firmer but hopefully it will break in a bit and become softer with age. I think it really gives the room a beachy, cottagey feel. Hopefully I'll be getting the wood floors my landlord said she may put in soon!
(You can click on any of the photos to enlarge)

97 comments:

Michelle Wood said...

Love it! That couch says CINDY all over it. And what a steal!

Anonymous said...

Your couch looks great - just as I knew that it would! I'm sure that you're excited about the wood floors - I know that I would be.

Debbie V.

Carousel222 said...

Beautiful. Looks perfect in your room.

Bambi said...

Cindy~ I love it! It looks great! I've been eyeing those online for a long time because we don't have an Ikea anywhere close! Would love to have one but will just have to keep looking at yours!

Anonymous said...

Cindy..It looks perfect. I also have the pottery barn version of this couch..I like yours more as it doesn't over power the room..keep going girl as your blog is the best....veralauterbach@ebby.com...

essemia said...

It looks great. I love that sofa too. Especially as it's so cheap.
Your living room looks like a dream.
Hope you have a nice day.
Love Elzie

Elma said...

Oh I just love the couch Cindy!! Your room is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!OH The wood foors you will love! I hope you get them soon:)

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

It looks great Cindy.....and for Free !!!! Kinda....
Mo :-)

Shari R said...

Looks great! You are going to absolutely LOVE having a white slipcovered couch. And brilliant idea to get a second slipcover! Some people get so nervous about having white with pets and/or kids but as long as the fabric is washable, it's easier to care for than regular upholstery, imho. I sure haven't had one second of regret about having my couch and loveseat slipcovered in white. Love it when it's fresh out of the washer and dryer and still smells like bleach. ;)

Enjoy!

alicew said...

Your living room is amazing Cindy and I adore your new couch! Makes me want to go find an Ikea right now (unfortunately I don't know of one nearby!). Your home is always so warm and cozy...I want to cuddle up in there!

Thanks so much for your sweet words on my blog today...you have encouraged me so much!

Claudia said...

I've always wanted that couch and plan to buy the loveseat version this year - with the white slipcover and the red print one. Looks great, Cindy!

Arleen @ Seasons for All at Home said...

Hi Cindy. Your new couch is beautiful! It is so you! ~Arleen

Melinda said...

Hi Cindy...I haven't commented in a while, but not because I haven't dropped in!
Love the new couch..it is very YOU! I wish I could have light colored furniture but with 10 and 6year old boys its not rational lol...
Seeya again soon!
Hugs,
Melinda

racheld said...

This is where I live in my dreams.

Suzy said...

Oh that couch looks fantastic. It is the same one I am dreaming to have one day too. It looks so nice and perfect in your adorable living room.

Love, Suzy

Suzie said...

WOW!!Cindy,
The couch looks just perfect in your living room!!! Sooo pretty!!As i commented on your other post, I have the same couch with 2 xtra slip covers and they will last long forever!! :D

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

I always like to have a second set of slip covers, its a great way to keep the sofa nice. I could never go back to having a couch without covers, I love being able to wash them!

Great news on the blog ad money. Good for you!! And what a pretty way to spend it.

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Love the new couch and the room is gorgeous! Good one Cindy! ☺ Diane

Sheila said...

beautiful room. the couch fits perfectly.
your page is beautiful also

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Your new couch looks perfect in your room!

Shirley said...

It's wonderful. It looks great in your room.

Sandra said...

It is beautiful. It looks great with the rest of your room.

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi Cindy,
How nice your new couch looks! I'm really happy for you! Thanks for sharing your pictures and have a lovely day.

Blessings,
Sandi

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

It's beautiful Cindy! I wish we had an active Craigslist here!

"Blossom" said...

Love that couch and I like the idea that you can put another slip cover on right away. Your home is lovely.

Constance said...

I Love That Couch! I may have to visit Ikea myself this summer. It is beautiful and your home is just the perfect romantic home. I love your decor.

Denise said...

Pretty, pretty! Love the couch and what a wonderful price! Who doesn't love slipcovers? Another fantastic deal! You are wonderful!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

This was certainly the perfect sofa for you! Looks great and the price was right -- it just doesn't get better than that!

Andrea said...

Ah, so beautiful! And it looks incredibly comfortable. Congratulations, and enjoy!

debi @ life in my studio said...

Love your couch...beautiful!! What a perfect match!

Lynda said...

I love your new couch! You did good!!

Jannet said...

Hi Cindy, The couch looks perfect there!! I have the same couch, had it for 8 years, and it it's still as good as new. Gotta love them slipcovers huh?..lol. I have the white slipcover too, washed it many times, still perfect + I have a beige one that I use at the moment.
Have a great week. Jannet

Frippery said...

Cindy I love it! White, washable and 2 sets, what more could a girl want? Pam

Jen r. said...

It looks fabulous cindy! Good for you! Jen

desiree said...

Looks great Cindy. Congrats.

LillySue said...

Cindy~
Do you just feel pleased as punch everytime you walk in the room and see it now? I am so glad your old couch went so fast and you were able to move ahead with the new one. My husband has refused to buy a new couch for years because we have indoor kittys. When I get to buy one myself, it's going to be red leather. Pop over and see my cookbook cupboard redo!
Blessings- LillySue

marty39 said...

Oh I do LOVE your new couch. I think that's exactly the one I want when I get a new one. Maybe sometime soon. I would love wood floors also. I hope you get yours. Your home is just gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

Chari said...

Hello Cindy...

Girl, I'm just soooo happy for you! I love your new couch...it's perfect for you living room! And...aren't you the smart one...buying an extra set of slip covers to put on while you launder the other...great thinking!!! I just adore your living room...well, your entire home! It's just one of the prettiest homes that I've ever seen! You're such a talented decorator!!!

Congratulations, my friend! Enjoy!!!

Warmest wishes,
Chari

Berlin Deluxxe said...

Love love love it! If I would have known earlier that the Ikea couches were sturdier than I thought, I would have certainly saved myself some dollars instead of buying my Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic couch, although it is lovely :)
What a great new look for your romantic home!

Donna said...

Gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!.. Donna @ An Enchanted Cottage

Secondhandrose said...

Cindy, how did the sofa come...how many boxes or all in one piece. I don't live near an Ikea and am trying to decide if it is cheaper to have it shipped or go pick one up several hundred miles away. I don't think it would fit in my mid sized car. I checked and shipping is $150 to me. Thanks for your help.
karen

Joy said...

Super pretty sofa!

Nancy W said...

Looks great in your room! Hugs from Conroe TX!

Dream Mom said...

Wow, it looks great! I was waiting to see it today to see what you thought. I checked it out on the website this weekend; it's great to know it's firm. I prefer one that is firm (I had back surgery.)

It looks better than your former sofa-not that it was bad looking, the dark color just wasn't you. This is perfect!

Stacey said...

Amazing! What a great price too. Congratulations!

Giuliana said...

Che bella la tua casa e con quanto amore hai arredato ogni stanza, ogni minimo particolare. Brava, complimenti. Ciao
Giuliana

Forever Vintage said...

I have the same one and we love it. I would like the matching chair for my living room! You just can't beat the price and I noticed its a $100 cheaper in the US than here in Canada!

Anonymous said...

The sofa is so bright and inviting ~ what a great deal! It really does add the finishing touch to your cottage look ~ so pretty! I'm sure Beau will help you "break it in" by taking daily naps on it:)
Next up, wooden flooring, that's awesome!! I'm happy for you!!

Karin

Anonymous said...

Oh it looks great and what a great price..I had no idea you made that kind of money though on a blog !!

Way to go...

BeautifulWreck said...

That is quite a good bargain on such a beautiful piece of furniture!

Brenda@View From The Pines said...

I love it, Cindy! You're right about the scale. Though I loved your old look, this one is somehow better!
Brenda

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

How exciting! It looks fab! Wood floors too? Wouldn't that be great?! I'm still waiting for mine too.

Sue said...

Cindy...LOVE the couch! An Ikea is opening May 6 in Tampa & I can't wait to buy the same couch you did & maybe the armchair & ottoman. You can't beat their prices...you get a LOT for your money. It looks SUPER in your home...but then, everything looks super in your home!! :) Sue in FL

Jena Williams, Not So Shabby Interiors said...

Cindy,

WOW, what a great couch and a great buy! Love it!

Amber said...

It looks wonderful! I love that style of Ikea couches. How perfect that with the sale of your old couch and your blog check you could cover the cost of a brand new couch! I love it when it works out like that. Glad you are enjoying it.

A New England Life said...

How I wish we had Ikea around here! I'd be snatching up that sofa too. And goodness knows we need one!

Everything looks beautiful Cindy. It's like a white wonderland!

Susie Homemaker said...

WOW, that was so fast! I love it!

Susie

Sarah said...

I love that couch! I have 5 boys so a white couch will need to wait a while! It looks gorgeous in your living room! Great strategy saving money and getting a new couch! I love your throw blanket too, where is that from?

Judy said...

Love the couch Cindy! I just received my Ikea catalog and I am very impressed with their merchandise. I'd love to order this sofa, club chair and matching ottoman but the "man" that lives here (and pays the bills) would never go for it! However, I do have the white denim slipcovers from Ballards on my kitchen parsons chairs, love them!

Judy

Victoria Lynn said...

It looks very cottage chic with all your other beautiful things. I love the throw pillows too!
Blessings,
Victoria Lynn

Ginger said...

The new couch looks perfect in your living room, and even more perfect is the cost of it. Wow, that is amazing. I've never seen an Ikea store.
I would love a white couch like that, but I am like the other commenter Judy...the man who pays the bills would not go for it. lol.
See, being single has it's benefits, no one to tell you No.
Ginger

Maison Douce said...

I have the same exact couch, only with sage green covers (until the kids get a little older...)! Gotta love Ikea!!!
Isabel

Barb @ GritsandGlamour said...

Oh Cindy - its just perfect. I so wish we had an IKEA close by. I miss having one near. Maybe you can sell something else on CL and w/ your blog advertising check buy your long-dreamed-of cottage. Ok, I can dream for you, too. :-) Blessings, Barb

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

it fits your living room cottagey style! fabulous!

Our really empty nest said...

The couch is great, but the entire room is Beautiful! Just perfect and the price is right too! Sue

Anonymous said...

It's fabulous! Congrats to you!
Ivy

Joyce said...

Yeah!!!!! It looks sooooo beautiful! What a difference! I'm so happy for you! You must love just sitting there and looking around and what a resourceful chickee you are!!! I can't believe you didn't have to put any money into it. Way to go! Your place is gorgeous! Does your landlord know about your blog? You should tell her so she can see you said she was going to put in wood floors. That would make it even more beautiful and then the world would know what a superb landlord she is!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow, Cindy, that really made a tremendous difference in the whole look. We have an IKEA in Houston and I've been trying to talk the hubby into getting one but he says it's just not as comfortable as his beat up leather couch. I love, love, love how your living room looks now. Thank you for sharing with us.
Susan

Jojo said...

Congratulations!!! It looks beautiful in the room and I can just imagine it with all your shells on display, it is a beach experience. What a deal on the purchase too! Sounds like you came up with your own Economic Stimulus Plan!

Charlene said...

Love the new couch!!!!! I wonder if the slipcovers would fit other couches not made at Ikea? Like you said... for $49 you couldn't buy the fabric! Enjoy!

Bo said...

Congrats on the new couch...and double congrats on the deal you got & the way you paid for it!
It looks GREAT in your home...
;-) Bo

Anonymous said...

What a difference! Very beautiful, and smart to get the second slipcover set. Good for you on the bargain!!
Cecelia

Cass said...

Your new sofa is terrific! And how wise, to buy the second slipcover; 49-dollars? Amazing!!!

Thank goodness for IKEA. I furnished my daughter's first apartment in Pasadena in August almost completely from the IKEA in Burbank. The pieces are amazingly classic, and boy...we sure bonded putting them together!

Enjoy your lovely, cottage-y couch. It is LOVELY.
Cass

Melissa Lester said...

That looks so nice in your living room. And what a budget-friendly way to get something new that you will keep for a long time. Looks great!

abeachcottage said...

hi cindy

love it of course! I'm sure it'll be with you for a long long time like mine has been

happy lounging on it

Sarah

Balloons n Stuf said...

Wow I nearly give up leaving a comment by the time i scrolled to the bottom of the page whew!!
I love this couch!!!, you would never know that it was new it fits in sooo well, can't keep away from you rblog Ill be back
Vicki

Linda said...

Yep that is so You! Enjoy, snuggle up and read a good book.
Linda Q

Anonymous said...

Something that my upholsterer does with those firm cushions is to cut circular holes in the foam. Kind of like pokadots. It your cushions don't soften up you might want to try that along with some batting on top of the foam.

~elaine~

momof3girls said...

very nice- congrats!

Seelennahrung said...

Hello Cindy,

I love your new couch, it's the same than my couch! Congratulations to you and I wish you many relaxed hours on it!
Best wishes to you from Austria,
Sonja

Schizzo di colore said...

It's really really nice, I love it and your house!
I've your couch Ikea, but red and bigger and it's very confortable!
You can see mine and my home if you like!
I'd be glad to read your personal comment.
Ciao!
Giulia

~ ♥ LISBETH ♥~ said...

Hello Cindy! I love it, ...have the same couch you know :o) And yes,it gets softer.
Have you noticed that I also bought the Ektorp chaise longue , so now I have two white couches to wash, hi hi.
Anyway, it really looks lovely in your living room.

Hugs

~ ♥ LISBETH ♥~ said...

.. forgot to say that I am having a giveaway, if you want to participate please do so..the contest is world wide :o)
All the best, Lisbeth

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

Hi Cindy,
It looks beautiful!! Reminds me of home, LOL! I came by yesterday to see if you had posted yet but you must have posted after I checked in (; Enjoy your new look, I love it!
Hugs~Kelly

the pleasures of homemaking said...

That the couch I have too! I also bought a second set of slips for it because I read that they don't launder well. So far I haven't had to wash it so we'll see. It looks great!

Manuela

Sandra~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Oh Cindy, Everything looks wonderful, It looks so complete with the white couch.

You lucky girl concerning the wood floors. I wish our landlord would do that for us. We have very ugly carpet, that I would love to get rid of. Oh well, not much I can do but make the most of it. Catch ya later-

Terri and Bob said...

Cindy, that is lovely! I absolutely adore it. I am so excited about how you paid for it too! Cool!

Sweet Caroline said...

Only YOU can make a couch from IKEA look romantic! :)

Also, another idea I just learned from you: I can hang plates but they don't have to match, just the same size? (I am referring to the plates above your couch) I thought they all matched and then I noticed they didn't. I have so many plates...

I see that as long as the size is the same, it works! Thank you...again!

Marianne said...

Hi Cindy,
We have the cornersofa in beige. It is so comfy, I love it! It will get a softer look very soon.
Bye,
Marianne.

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

That's a great couch! How cool that you were able to use money from the sale of your old couch to buy this one. It fits in much better.

Kady

Alison Gibbs said...

Cindy it looks sensational
Alison

Anne Marie said...

I too am looking for a couch..I like yours, but am afraid of white! with 5 kids!
yikes!
do you have "any of that" in your home? *danger*??

Annabelle said...

A perfect way to embellish your home with not touching a cent of the family's income....I'm sure my husband has not qualms of me looking on your blog,he adores a smart shopper and may believe some of these qualities will rub off on me ....hehe! Seriously....looks very romantic!
Hugs Annabelle

Gail McCormack said...

I love the couch Cindy!! Absolutely Perfect

Bonita said...

What a pretty couch! We just got an IKEA in our area. I went once and was completely overwhelmed, but after seeing your couch I may have to go again.

cindy said...

The couch is beautiful and I knew it would be perfect for your cottagey home!! Perfection! Hugs, ~cindy s~

Tracy M. said...

Sweet Couch! I can't wait for IKEA to come to Denver. We are supposed to get a store here soon.