The most wonderfully comfortable chair from Ikea is the Poang.
They are so comfortable and inexpensive that we have several, much to my husband’s joy (This is sarcasm – he thinks it’s beginning to look like an Ikea in here).
I though, love it. We have two in the kitchen, one in the living room and a mock-Poang from Target found via a yardsale in the library. (I plan on replacing this with a real Poang…just need to find one. I saw one last week at the thrift store, but it was a bit too beat up, even for me).
So, since we have so many in different rooms, this opens the door to making fun slip covers. I usually go for a slip cover fabric that could work in any of our room (the color schemes in the public rooms are fairly similar).
However, this time, for the kitchen, I wanted something a bit more jazzed up. More vibrant. I found some fabric at a local store have a huge sale (go me!)
I was a bit worried…it is quite vibrant, but it had a hint of “old lady” print. Perhaps more than a hint. So I asked the husband (after all, it was his chair I was going to cover first).
“Hmmm…well, it’s not permanent, right?”, he says…
“Nope, it’s a slip cover”, I say.
“So, when we get tired of it, we can switch it back”, he says…
“Oh yes”, I say. I love how he used the “when”, not “if”…such confidence!
So, with that ringing endorsement, I buy enough fabric to do both chairs. I also decided to do something different – make piping or trim on the slipcovers to highlight the vibrant colors.
Here’s the slipcover on the lovely Ikea Poang chair:
I rather like the overall effect – vibrant colors & a hint of feminity, touch of “old lady” charm….and viola! A new slipcover!
After all, it’s only fabric…and can be changed when I come to my senses. But for now, I rather like it! Just need to do the other one too.
And the husband looks very cute in it as well…I will try for a photo soon.