Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Ikea chaise, enhanced

When it comes to Ikea furniture, I'm a wild about two pieces. One being the Ektorp chaise which has been in my daughter's room for three years. For a $300 price tag this chaise offers a cushion cover that is removable and washable, a slipcover, a comfort level that is high and it reclines completely flat to accommodate a snoozer.
Last week I ventured into a Jo-Ann Fabric for the first time since I was seven or eight years old. I found this gem of a trim! The deep rich pink, the inverted pleats with ruffles and the $1.99 a yard price tag made for a real winner for my daughter's chaise!  
Armed with a permanent and washable fabric glue, it took me thirty minutes to enhance a basic white chaise into a little gem.
I'm usually one who believes in spending good money on high quality furniture, yet there are instances where I disregard that mindset. This being one of them, this piece is used excessively, still looks fabulous and is perfect for a little one's room.

Have you tried trim enhancement on a retail find?

21 comments:

Lili said...

this is fantastic! great find!

Erica said...

You're amazing Lisa!! It looks fantastic. xo

Divine Theatre said...

I would like to kiss the person who invented instant drying fabric glue. It has changed my life!
The chaise is quite lovely...

Marianne {Style For Living} said...

You are brilliant, Lisa! Love the chaise.

lisaroyhandbags said...

It looks great! I had 2 of the white slipcovered long storage benches that I sewed a taupe toile fabric band along the bottom which really helped to protect it from the heels of shoes and boots since I used it in our entrance. :)

Susie @ Maddie's Nest said...

Oh, I have been searching for a nice pom-pom trim for Maddie's drapes....maybe I should try Jo Anns! This looks fabulous....never would have imagined it was from Ikea!

Simple Dwellings said...

Lisa, this looks gorgeous! Great job. It adds that extra charm and looks beautiful. The rest of the room is so darling too! I recently found a great lamp with a new lampshade. My plan is to add some trim to the shade in an accessory color!

Party Resources said...

Lisa - This looks amazing!!! xx

Andrika King said...

The trim is fabulous! I also like their expedit bookcases, can't really go wrong there for the price.

simply brookes: said...

i have this chaise...actually one armed, but i digress.
love your enhanced version. well done, friend. thanks for posting.

The Buzz Blog said...

I'm definitely not as crafty as you - if I brought my trim and pillows, will you show me how? Love the pop of bright pink on the white.
xxoo

Barbara@HausDesign said...

That looks adorable! I haven't tried this but I love the idea of taking something that is reasonably prices and making it a custom piece - great job!

The Zhush said...

OUTSTANDING! wow!
xx

STYLE'N said...

Lisa-Great job with this. I actually have a chair in Ariyana's bedroom similar to this and it's cream and I would love to change it up. This is a great idea!

Design Serendipity said...

We are with you all the way!!! We love this chaise and have used it several times as a budget-friendly option that is also fabulously comfy. Love the pink trim you added too...super cute!!!

Melissah from Coastal Style said...

I think sometimes you can find well designed pieces that are quite cheap and if you throw them into the mix with good quality pieces no one would know the difference! Same goes with fashion styling. This room is a great example.
x
Melissah

Nan @ Playful Decor said...

HI, I just found you - I've been looking at the Ektorp sofas and your comments on the chaise are helpful. I already have a chaise, but it's nice to know Ikea's lays flat! I didn't know that! I have 2 boys and wondering about the durability of the sofas. ( think jumping!)

Also, what a beautiful job you did with the trim! If you have a full post on your daughter's room, I'd love to include it in my gallery. You can link it to the Tuesday's Nursery hop: http://playfuldecor.blogspot.com/2011/08/tuesdays-nursery.html
and then I'll post it in the gallery of girl's bedrooms. Feel free to include more kids rooms or boards too. I'm off to look around your site more - nice to meet you!

Chic Coastal Living said...

Love this! What a great idea! SOmethings are made well enough to last awhile and it seems like you found a treasure for a great price!

for the love of a house said...

fabulous trim! what a great update on an already wonderful chaise. I had no idea the chaise fully reclined. yes, JoAnn's can surprise sometimes!

Karena said...

Lisa it is perfect on you daughter's chaise!!

I saw that trim at Calico Corners when they still carried it and thought of several projects I would love to use it on!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

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pretty pink tulips said...

I had no idea of the versatility of this piece! And, I am so impressed how you, inexpensively and quickly, gave it that extra oomph!!!!

Well done, dear friend!
xoxo Elizabeth