Before and After: IKEA Ektorp Sofa Gets a Dye (and Stencil) Job

Typical Ektorp sofa before
Photo: Ikea

If you haven't owned an Ektorp sofa or love seat, you've surely seen one. But I can almost guarantee you've never seen an Ektorp like this one. That's because when Helen found a corresponding discarded white slipcover  for her Ektorp love seat, she decided make it over to suit her sitting room with fabric dye and stencils. It started with a good scrub up and then a bath in a Goldfish Orange color. Helen didn't expect an even dye job as she had to split the bulky slipcover into two loads, but the result was perfect for her next step: Stenciling. 

Ektorp stenciling
Photo: Design Inspiration


This is what the slipcover looks like now, complete with corresponding stenciled cushions:

Ektorp Sofa with Dye Job
Photo: Design Inspiration


To read more about how Helen accomplished the makeover, visit Design Inspiration. (How about those pipe    

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