New Sofa with Kids…


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Ikea makes my family happy

Hello Friends.

I bet that a lot of you can relate to me stating that there is no such thing as nice furniture when you have young kids.  Our sofa has been used as a trampoline, hideout, battle ground and dining room table for my little guys.

new sofa

Here it is… on a really good day.  It was dark gray and originally from Macy’s.  It was also filled with tiny feathers that would spill out of the cushions when my kids jumped on it.  I was tired of the poofy pillows and it’s lack of structure. It was also a little dark and gloomy.  If Eeyore were a sofa, he would be this one.  So, we sold it on Craig’s List and started a sofa hunt.  Our friends thought we were crazy to sell our sofa without have another one to sit on.  We have two little boys, who are we trying to impress?

Time to purchase a new sofa. I have come to the conclusion that sofa shopping is like shopping for a new home or car.  It’s fun at first, but then starts to drive you crazy.  The process took longer than we expected, so here is what we did in the interim.

new sofa

We set up a mini-golf course and indoor camping area for our little guys.  After a few weeks of this we were a little tired of sitting on the floor.  We needed a real sofa.  After hitting all the major furniture retailers we returned to our home away from home…Ikea.   I love Ikea. Our kids love their meatballs and there is always great people watching.  You know what else I love, the fact that Ikea employees will never hassle you to purchase something.   We chose the  Karlstad Corner Sofa in Isunda Gray.    We loaded up our numerous boxes of Ikea sofa pieces and strapped them to the roof of my car.  That night, after the kids were in bed, my husband and spent a few hours putting the sofa together.

new sofa

new sofa

We intend to replace the legs that came with the sofa with some cool retro legs.  We spray-painted the legs black for the time being.

new sofa

We have had the Karlstad Sofa for a few months and it has held up really well.  I like the light textured gray fabric and would choose the same sofa again.  I am glad that we have a place  for our guest and family to sit. I am also glad not to have to do sofa shopping for a while.

new sofa


I think our living-room will always be a work in progress. I would eventually like to get new curtains and recover the ottoman.  Our toddler is very curious and we can’t have lamps on tables or things he can pull off.  I am also weird about having a lot of “stuff” and  too many  pieces of furniture. The good thing about having a corner sofa is that you can hide all sorts of kids toys behind one side.

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My family seems to enjoy it.

I will keep you posted on progress of the room.

 

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Thanks, Carmody

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18 Responses to New Sofa with Kids…

  1. Sheila March 27, 2014 at 10:21 am #

    Hey girl. IKEA is the go to store for my hubby and I too. You save money and I love their products. My hubby and friends suggest I should work there since I love it so much, but my problem is that I would want to take EVERYTHING home with me. LOL ;-)

    Sheila

    • carmody March 27, 2014 at 12:22 pm #

      Thanks Sheila! If you worked there you would get first dibs at the “as is” department.

  2. normaleverydaylife April 6, 2014 at 1:48 pm #

    It looks great! We have a sectional and I think they’re comfortable and great for families. Hiding things on the other side is a bonus!

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