White instead of grey

livingroom

Photo: ©nini.tjader.2015

This time of the year – what is supposed to be summer – I always get the urge to change the covers of the sofa, chair and chaise lounge to white instead of grey. he curtains and the big carpet are already white.

So, the other day I did just that. Changed the covers both on the chaise lounge, the sofa and the smaller chair.

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Photo: ©nini.tjader.2015

Changing cover on the chaise lounge  means screwing off the armrest first or you will not be able to change the cover on the armrest or the body of the chaise lounge. It is now white.

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Photo: ©nini.tjader.2015

This cover has been along since I bought the chaise lounge and washed several times. Contrary to the one for the smaller chair, it has not shrunk. It gets very wrinkled when washed though (in the washing machine). Some of the wrinkles disappear over time, but until then you just have to live with those wrinkles…

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Photo: ©nini.tjader.2015

I also changed the cover on one of the pillows here. It got a new, blue one from a temporary collection at Ikea.

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Photo: ©nini.tjader.2015

The smaller Ektorp Jennylund chair (from Ikea) also got a new white cover instead of the dark grey it has had the entire winter season. The old white cover has shrunk a lot and is no longer possible to use. I have saved it and plan to de-construct it and use it as template to try to make a new one myself at some time.

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Gustav in his favorite chair. Photo: ©nini.tjader.2015

As protection against dirty cat-feet (Gustavs’) had to put on a fleece as well… Or I would have had to wash the white cover really soon. I changed the pillowcase after the above picture was shot.

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Karlstad sofa with white cover. Photo: ©nini.tjader.2015

And finally the sofa – a Karlstad two-seater from Ikea – got a white cover change as well. I have had the white cover since I bought the sofa (which is normally grey) but never got around to changing covers until now. I know why. Changing covers on the Karlstad sofa is the same as de-constructing the entire sofa, sides, legs and all, taking off the old cover, putting on the new cover, and then putting together the sofa again, sides, legs and all. You don’t do that in a few minutes… But now it is done.

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Karlstad sofa. Photo: ©nini.tjader.2015

The sofa also got a change of pillow covers. Most of them are now blue, instead of the black-and-white ones I usually have here. The one in the middle is a new one from Ikea. When I was at it changing pillow covers, I also changed the one on the big pillow on the pouff to make it more summer-like.

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Photo: ©nini.tjader.2015


 

If anybody wonders why there are three mice on the sofa-table… Well, I am fixing them by shaking them in every direction possible to make it possible to use them again… It actually works. What happens to them is that they get dust and dirt into them and then suddenly are impossible to move in some direction. Just haven’t got around to move them back to where they should be…

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