Tuesday, July 15, 2014

IKEA Ektorp Sofa Bed Slipcovers...we've got 'em!

I was shocked earlier this year when I heard rumors IKEA was discontinuing the Ektorp sofa bed model. The Ektorp sleeper sofa was one of the first pieces of IKEA furniture I ever had, and I loved it dearly. Oh I'm having flashbacks to the teeny, tiny studio I had while living abroad...loved that white slipcover.
Ektorp sleeper sofa in white

At first I assumed IKEA wasn't going to take it away for good. I mean how can they discontinue anything in the iconic Ektorp line? I thought the sofa bed model & its slipcovers were just being redesigned and in a few months they would make a quiet, yet triumphant return with maybe new SKU numbers. My theory was dashed when @DesignByIKEA responded to my questioning tweet with "Unfortunately, it has been discontinued. Sorry!"
So it's true. And sadly as many of us have experienced before, once IKEA stops making a sofa they also stop selling the slipcovers. Well never fear if you have an Ektorp sleeper sofa and are in need of a new slipcover. We've got them!

Knesting IKEA Ektorp sofa bed cover
IKEA Ektorp sofa bed slipcover in Avocado Twill from Knesting
We are making covers for the Ektorp sofa bed in over 30 fabric options. In stock covers ship in 2-3 business days. If the slipcover you like is not in stock, then we can make you one and have it ready to ship in 4 weeks! 
Knesting Ektorp sofa bed slipcover in Oatmeal Linen
IKEA Ektorp sofa bed slipcover in Oatmeal Linen from Knesting
Ektorp sleeper cover in Lime Baligate from Knesting
Knesting IKEA Ektorp sleeper slipcover in Lime Baligate
Ektorp sleeper sofa slipcover in Denim Twill by Knesting.com
IKEA Ektorp sofa bed cover in Denim Twill from Knesting

Friday, March 28, 2014

What goes with what??? Lemon Magna and Steel Trail combo

It's been a LONG time since our last post we know. We stay so busy trying to keep things in the shop running smoothly that blog posts always seem to take absolute last priority. Anyway, we would like to highlight a couple of our newer prints - the Lemon Magna and Steel Trail patterns that we think are pretty cool and funky. It always surprises us to see how well a fabric coordinates with others, especially when it can morph into different shades which is just what these two do.

These two prints can both work wonderfully with warm colors like our Oatmeal Linen (ok, it works well with just about everything) and Taupe Twill.
 Knesting slipcovers for IKEA Furniture

Knesting IKEA Klippan slipcover
IKEA Klippan loveseat cover in Lemon Magna from Knesting.com

Knesting Tullsta cover  IKEA Tullsta cover from Knesting.com in Oatmeal Linen

Slipcovers for the IKEA Ektorp Tullsta chair in Taupe Twill and Oatmeal Linen

But we also love how the Lemon Magna and Steel Trail fabrics have a lot of gray in them, so they also look great with our sturdy Graphite Twill as well.
 Knesting fabrics for custom IKEA slipcovers

Knesting IKEA Karlstad slipcover
IKEA Karlstad sofa cover in Graphite Twill from Knesting.com

IKEA Poang cover from Knesting
Knesting IKEA Poang slipcover
IKEA Poang slipcovers in Lemon Magna and Steel Trail

Of course, we always recommend ordering swatches to test out any fabrics in your own home first prior to ordering slipcovers. Because just like how paint takes on different shades in different light, so does fabric. And as much as we like happy surprises, we really don't like the unhappy ones. Have a great weekend everyone!