So when I first moved into my house 3 years ago, I bought myself one of those Ikea Poang chairs. Since I was obviously on a budget, I bought the simple black frame with the cheapest ivory cushion. I loved the simplicity and clean look of it and it looked great in my living room….. until the day when I wasn’t thinking and left my bottle of floor cleaner on the chair. A few days after that stupid move, I noticed that the cleaner had leaked causing the ink from the hot pink pillow that I had on the chair, to bleed into my ivory cushion. I tried washing but I couldn’t get the bright pink stain out of the seat portion of this chair.
I just simply hid the bright pink stain for the past year or so until I finally decided it was time to do something about it and cover that baby up! Unfortunately Ikea does not sell slipcovers for this chair, and I didn’t want to fork out $80 for a whole new cushion so I set out to the web and did a search. I found some amazing slipvcovers, however they cost close to $100!!!!! That just would not do!!
Next step? Cover it myself!
I went to Ikea and bought this fabric which only cost me $10.50!!!
I then brought out my sewing machine and got to work! Here are a series of photos throughout the process, including the finished product.
All this for only $10.50 and a little bit of sewing time. 🙂