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Ever since I bought my slipcovered sofa from Ikea I've wanted to get the matching chairs to go with it. I don't know why I never thought to look on Craigslist for used ones until recently! There are a lot on there and there are some great deals to be had! I bought this Ikea Ektorp chair above for only $50 and it came with two sets of slipcovers! I had to drive about an hour to San Francisco to pick it up but for that price it was worth it!
Then I found this Ikea Jennylund chair on Craigslist about a week later for only $40 but I had to go to Ikea and purchase a new slipcover for $29 because it came with a gray striped one.
Here is an old picture of my Ikea Ektorp sofa that I bought almost 4 years ago! I still love it and it's held up really well. I have two sets of slipcovers for it and they are starting to get a little stained so I'll probably purchase some new slipcovers soon. The Ikea slipcovers are only $49 a set and the fact that they've held up for almost 4 years says a lot about the great quality! Click here to see my original post when I bought this sofa! It was funny for me to read that post because I mentioned that I would be getting wood floors soon...little did I know that my landlord would make me wait another 2 years and 9 months! I have them now though and I love them! It looks really weird for me to look at these old photos when I had carpet.
My plan is to get 1 more of each of these chairs off of Craigslist. I want to put the large Ektorp chairs on each side of the sofa and the smaller Jennylund chairs on each side of my amoire. I'm checking Craigslist daily and there are some on there but I'm holding out for the good deals! If you are looking for an Ikea Ektorp sofa and you live in the San Francisco Bay Area there are always a ton of them listed and some are practically free!
Also, I just have to say, if you haven't gotten a flu shot yet you should get one! I got the flu on New Years day and it was horrible! I'm still not feeling completely better yet! I was supposed to go back to work last Wednesday after over a week off for the holidays and I ended up missing three days of work! Luckily last week I did my Show and Tell post early because had I not had it already written days before I got sick it wouldn't have been posted. I was so sick with fever and chills there is no way I could have done it! This is the first time in about 10 years that I didn't get a flu shot and that was a huge mistake!
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