Our home looks marvelous (or, rather, it will look marvelous once we put the furniture back in the dining room and Larry lets me buy the IKEA leather sectional I've been eyeing). If we were smart, we would sell this house NOW, before we manage to destroy it again. But we won't do that, because selling our home would mean having to clean out our mess of a utility room, a task far beyond any human being's capabilities at this point.
And considering that buying new slipcovers for our Ektorp sofa and armchairs would cost all of about $160, I'm betting that Larry isn't going to agree to splurge on a new sectional sofa that costs $1500. I can't think of ANYTHING we've spent that much money on in this house.
No, not even my yarn collection...
The trouble is, IKEA discontinued the Tullinge Lilac Ektorp slipcover, the color I have essentially been lusting after for the past 2 years. Of course, these discontinued covers are being sold all over eBay and other sites, for exorbitant amounts of money; but even I, Ektorp-lover that I am, am unwilling to pay those sort of prices.
|The one that got away...|
So all that IKEA sells now are ugly colors - that is, aside from its Idemo Red, which will not go that well with Lenox Tan walls. Or maybe it will?
Tell me, what do you think? Does this...
|Idemo Red - a sad substitute for Tullinge Lilac, but life isn't fair.|
Does that look right together, or am I just feeling desperate? Buying new slipcovers would be a good temporary solution, while Larry and I scratch our heads over paying $1500 for a piece of furniture. Is that a normal price to pay for a leather corner sofa? I have no idea, over here in Ektorp land...
[Tullinge Lilac Slipcover image: PicClick]