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Two evenings ago, while I was still trying to get our bookcases styled, but definitely needed a break, Chris suggested we put together our Kivik chaise from Ikea that has been sitting in our garage for about a month.  Now that the room is finally to a place where we can start decorating and using the room, a place to put our feet up until our couch arrives (crossing our fingers it’ll be in the next couple weeks!) is much needed.
When we opened the box, we couldn’t find any instructions. I Googled around and found them, but they seemed to be more of a “How to connect your Kivik Chaise to your Kivik sofa” sort of thing.  I panicked looking at all of the bolts and screws and wondering how all these silly parts go together and Chris just started putting it together.

It took less than ten minutes:

The cover we chose is the Dansbo dark gray one that we picked out way back when we put the mood board together for this room.  It’s a really nice, durable fabric that is removable and washable.  Woot.

The chaise itself will actually live over by the small staircase (as pictured above), but fast forward to last night when we pushed it over to the other side of the room, both curled on this chaise and watched a movie with some Coldstone frozen yogurt.  It was so nice to relax in our very own family room.  With something to sit on! In fact, I have been sitting on this pretty much non-stop.  It has become my favorite place to blog/work on your mood boards/cuddle with Greta.

The turquoise knit throw is from target and I am currently working on some little throw pillows for the chaise, too.  I wish I could say I’ll have photos of that for you tomorrow, but there are always complications in the battle of me vs. the sewing machine.  Yeesh.

Psst.  Thank you for all the sweet comments yesterday on our styled bookcases.  House party once this room is done and you are all invited.  :)

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  5. Tiffany M* says:

    I was wondering how you love this chaise? I need more seating in my living room and thought this would be a great option especially since it comes in a gorgeous purple but my concern is that the cushions slide off when sitting on them. What’s your opinion on the cushions??

  6. Patty.Published. says:

    It’s like a bed! I want. I WANT! I need. I NEED!

  7. Jessie McKinley says:

    That chaise looks so comfy!! Love it. The color is great, and I love the fact that it’s a slipcover. We’ve had trouble in the past with slip covers from Ikea, but that looks like it fits just lovely.

  8. You got a chaise?!? Oh, you fancy! I like the color. And I’m happy to hear you have something to sit on now.

    You guys are so good for going to Cold Stone and getting FROZEN YOGURT!?!? That would NOT have been my choice. I would probably have picked the Founder’s Favorite in an ultimate bucket. That’s what I usually stick with.

  9. It IS perfect for snuggling, speaking from experience. :)

  10. Rebecca says:

    I would love to get a chaise! It would be the perfect place to relax. I especially how wide your chaise is. Perfect for snuggling! Enjoy!

  11. Oh, wow! Great chaise. The colour is really nice, too!

  12. Coldstone’s Strawberry crumble frozen yogurt. It is amaaaaazzzing. I get it at least once a week.

  13. The slipcover for our klippan couch is not the best. It is toooooo tight in some places and very loose in others. This one is perfect. The cushions are zipped in a big cover and the Velcro for the base was so much easier. I am thinking they must have made some improvements.

  14. Oh yes…I will probably fall asleep here lots of times!

  15. meaganbriggs3 says:

    Gorgeous color. It is so rich.

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