Sunday, April 29, 2007

My New Living Room

You all already know how much I love the mail. It's beyond pathetic, really, how much I love the mail.

But there's something I love even more than the mail: a UPS or Fed Ex delivery. I admit it, if I hear a large truck coming down our street I drop everything, run to the window and cross all my fingers and toes that it will stop in front of my house, even if I'm not expecting anything.

Imagine my elation this past week when the Fed Ex Ground truck slowed and eventually stopped in front of my house! YIPPEE!! My speedy little Fed Ex delivery guy sprinted up to my door carrying a rather large package and my level of giddiness was beyond measure. I ripped right into the package and found my IKEA slipcovers (you know, the ones I had to order on eBay because IKEA sucks).


We bought our Jennylund IKEA chairs about three years ago. We chose the white slipcovers because we liked the way they looked and figured they'd be easy to wash. What I never factored in was 1) well, they're white and get filthy easily and quickly and 2) they take a minimum two days to wash and dry (more if you're like me and forget to take them out of the washing machine) so that's two days where I would bar the door so people couldn't peek in and see my un-slipcovered chairs.

They look fine, even when with a little bit of a "lived-in" look (read: dirty) but those greedy bastards at IKEA keep designing cuter and more tempting slipcovers every year. I finally told myself I could just order a spare set; you know, so when one was being washed I wouldn't have to deal with the un-slipcovered chairs. A very, very important consideration, really.

Here are the Jennylund chairs prior to being rescued by the Fed Ex delivery man:

And here they are after:

Much nicer, right? Who here honestly believes those white slipcovers will actually find their way back the chairs (and why should they; IKEA now makes an even better style of white Jennylund slipcovers)?

7 comments:

Alexis Jacobs said...

Those look so awesome!! Off to check out ebay...

dad said...

i want the white ones back.

MOST with an attitude said...

I had bad experiences with slipcovers when I lived in my tiny apartment, so I refuse to buy them anymore. However, those are quite tempting. I love 'em.

Diana said...

Adorable - can't wait to see them. Unlike dad, I LIKE color! (especially red)

terri said...

way cute. :)

it's me, Val said...

I LOVE Red!!!

Victoria said...

Love the white ones! Like the red too. I've been considering 2 white Jennylunds for my new living room - would you recommend them?
Thanks!!