Happy New Year!
It’s been awhile. I definitely planned to blog a lot more than I have been but I also did not plan on having any design work. So between a few nice little jobs and homeschooling I’ve neglected the blog. But not today! Today I have to share my new couch cover with you.
Here she is:
We bought this sofa used about 6 years ago. We were quite happy with the find because we both liked the IKEA Kramfors shape but then one day it was discontinued so when we found one on craigslist we snatched it up and bought a yellow cover for it on ebay.
Fast forward 5 years, we get a cat and the cat destroys it. It was already faded and nearing the end of it’s life so it wasn’t all the devastating, however, I was quite nervous to get anything new fearing the cat would destroy it again. I was also annoyed with/embarrassed by my couch situation so after ruling out the option of an entirely new couch I ordered a few Bemz Samples to get the legitimate dreaming started.
There are a few options for custom IKEA covers but I was sold on Bemz from the moment I got my first samples in the mail last Summer. Anyone else a sucker for good packaging?
At that point they had a sale on certain covers so I only ordered those. Later I ordered the Simply Velvet in Deep Navy Blue and fell in love. Plus we noticed the cat seemed to keep his paws off our velvet furniture so that seemed to be the safest choice.
I threw around the idea of painting the base of the sofa gold but decided on matte black.
Now we just need a coffee table and maybe a cow hide rug in brown tones to layer on the striped rug? And a new chair or two, maybe something that doesn’t have springs poking out the side? That green one is just so comfy I’m not sure I can ever give it up.
Back to the Bemz cover. I’m giving it a 9/10. The quality of sewing is great, the cushions fit like a glove, but the back pieces are a tad loose. However, they’re 198% better than I could do myself, plus they’re finished - something else I have trouble with when I start my own project. So if you have an IKEA couch you’re thinking of recovering - do it! And do it with Bemz. (FYI this is not sponsored I just really love my Bemz cover and I think you would too.)
And that old yellow couch cover? Out of the goodness of his cat hating heart Tony made this:
Thanks for tuning back in after my absence. I’m trying to get a ‘2019 trend’ post and a ‘3 things you must embrace to renovate on a budget’ (anyone have a shorter name for that?) post out soon!