There’s no way that I’m alone in drooling over Pottery Barn couches, right? I mean, they’re all sorts of dreamy… but also pricey, and let’s be real, that’s not happening. Even if I had that much to drop on a couch, I probably wouldn’t. It just isn’t who I am. I’m frugal as all get out (usually). Check out one of our most recent purchases, our IKEA “Pottery Barn-esque” sectional.
In case you didn’t notice above, our Goldendoodle, Jasper, will be featured in this blog post. It’s honestly about time he gets his modeling debut. Enjoy.
One thing I’ve always admired about a couch is the slipcover. I just love the skirt (and the fact that you can take it off and wash it). So when I saw the IKEA Ektorp Sectional, I was SOLD. My husband has always wanted a sectional, so as long as we got that instead of the sofa, he was also SOLD. 😉
We had been eye-ing this couch for a while
If you haven’t checked out a recent post of mine, now is your chance 😉 I recently wrote a post called IKEA Must Haves and if you haven’t read it, you should! It includes a good portion of my favorite things from IKEA. Anyway, this couch is 100% on that list.
We ordered the couch and the closest delivery date was 2 weeks away… I definitely thought it would feel like an eternity, but it went by decently quick 😉 So the end of April came around and this couch showed up on our doorstep in 4-5 big boxes. Luckily the delivery guys brought them in, because wow. They were large. IKEA offers a delivery service for $99 for these bigger items. We ended up doing that and I’ll tell you what, it was so worth it. Otherwise we would’ve needed to borrow or rent a truck, just hope that it all fit, and then drive an hour home with huge boxes in the truck. No thank you!
Of course I opened it all up right away…
Wasting no time, I ripped it all open and got started putting it together. It literally consumed my entire living room.
Luckily it was one of the easiest things I’ve ever put together. The base of the couch came all together, with hinges to connect the seat from the back of the couch (amazing). If I remember right, all I had to do was add the arms and legs, put the cushion covers on the cushions and the slipcover on the couch. It was a breeze. I’d definitely do it again.
Wash it first
I highly recommend throwing it in the washer first, before you put it all together. That way you have a fresh, clean start. And of course, I always recommend a non-toxic laundry detergent, like this one. It’s important that something so regularly used by your family is also safe for them. Anyway, off of my soap box now, back to the couch 😉
2.5 months later
Since getting the couch, it’s been absolutely great! I’ll be honest in saying that the corner piece is definitely more broken in (guilty…), but It’s 100% because we (I) use that spot the most. I’ve only ever spot cleaned it so far. It would probably be smart to wash the whole slipcover soon, but the procrastinator in me says, “ehhh tomorrow”. So we shall see 😉
This couch is literally the best Gilmore Girls watching, ice cream eating couch ever. If that doesn’t convince you to buy this couch, I don’t know what will 😉
Also, Jasper knows he isn’t allowed on the couch, so he waits until we go to sleep to get up there. And if you think that’s ridiculous, it doesn’t stop there. If he hears us coming, he basically army crawls off the couch, back to his bed. Is that ridiculously funny or what? We think it’s hilarious.
How often do I think I’ll wash it..?
No idea. Probably not all that often, however, I love that I can! We recently got this Bissell SpotClean Carpet Cleaner, so I’m planning on using that for spots more often that taking the entire thing off and washing it. I’m so glad to have something that’s both stylish and kid friendly. I think people just assume that there’s no way those things can co-exist, but I’m so excited to continue to find ways for them to meet in the middle.
So here’s the real question…
Would I recommend this couch to my closet friend? You better believe I would!
This entire sectional was under $1000 and I truly believe that that’s an amazing price. If you’re in the market for a new couch, most def check this guy out! We’re in love over here 😉
If you want to check out the specifics, check it out here.
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