November 13, 2013My New Couches – With Retro Flare!
The time had finally come to replace our inexpensive, super worn-out couches. I had been poking around on kijiji for a long time, hoping to find a vintage one that might fit the bill, but never came across anything. Plus, with a preschooler and dogs, I really wanted leather. So, it was time to look at some other options. We came across some lovely mid-century style sofas at a couple of stores, but they were very pricey! We then took a look at Ikea, and decided we found the Karlstad sofa to have a suitable retro look about it.
We really liked the clean lines, tufted look and the fact it is leather. Not to mention the price was a lot more affordable. However, neither of us were overly enamored with the legs. Ikea does offer an aluminium leg upgrade, but it didn’t have the right look either.
I did some googling, and found the seller thirteencolonies on Etsy, who makes mid-century style legs specifically for the Ikea Karlstad series – in a choice of two heights, and several stain finishes!
We decided to order a couple of sets, and when they arrived, they did not disappoint! Such good quality, nice solid wood, very well made.
I also really liked that they came with felt pads on the bottom, so they wouldn’t scratch my hardwood floors.
And here they are on my new couches – it’s amazing what a difference a leg upgrade makes!
I think they definitely give the sofas a much more retro look.
I would definitely recommend these legs to anyone looking to upgrade an Ikea sofa!