A few weeks ago I was able to convince my husband that we needed to make a trip to IKEA to purchase a new sofa. Ever since I saw the Ektorp sectional sofa that Melaine had, I just knew that I had to have it too. I made a special trip to IKEA just to sit on the sofa and make sure it was “the one.” Let me back up and say that while I love to shop for vintage goodies, shopping for sofas, is not my idea of fun. I was thrilled with the size, shape, and fabric on my soon to be new sofa.
Since this sofa was a sectional and much larger than our old sofa, we actually ended up renting a U-Haul to go pick it up. I have to say that buying that sofa at IKEA, getting it home and set up was a lot easier than I thought it would be. Loved it in it’s new spot. Only problem was that my coffee table which I loved, wasn’t working with this new sofa. It was long and rectangle shaped. I thought a round coffee table would be perfect and I had an idea in mind. I found a oak pedestal table on craigslist for $35.00. It looked something like this. (Sorry for the blurry pic.)
I had my hubby cut down the base and then I reattached the top, painted the base and the apron cream, gave it a little distressing, sanded and re-stained the top and voila. The perfect coffee table. I couldn’t be happier with it.
Here’s what the old sofa and coffee table looked like.
And now the new and improved sofa and coffee table.
Didn’t get the best pictures, but you get the idea. I am slowly making changes to my living room. First the sofa, then the coffee table. Next the drapes, and I want to find a cool sofa table/cabinet for behind the sofa.
Today was a crazy day filled with sewing and painting projects. Only two weeks until Farm Chicks so now the pressure is on, but I’m having fun. I’ll be back soon with some more completed projects. Hope you are having a fun weekend. We are having crazy weather here in the PNW and it has been a challenge getting my painting projects done in between rain showers.