I bought the new JCPenney slipcovered
sectional back in September of last year.
I did a lot of research online
before I even went out looking at new furniture.
I knew that I wanted a sectional
so I also did a lot of measuring
to make sure that it would fit the space.
I really liked the look of the Pottery Barn Sectional
but I sure didn't like the price!
So, I looked at alternatives with the same look.
I had read about the Ikea EKTORP sectional
and it looks so similar to the Pottery Barn sectional.
You can read Jenn's post at City Farmhouse HERE.
The only problem was that we didn't have an IKEA
close to us... We do now!
But back in September we did not!
So my search continued
until I came across the Friday Twill
Slipcovered Sectional at JCPenney.
The twill slipcovers are very durable
and they remove easily for washing.
The seat and back pillows are filled
with a feather blend mixture of
50% polyester fiber
and 50% feathers.
The back pillows are also channel-sewn
into multiple compartments
to ensure they keep their shape.
I do notice that we tend
to sit in one or two spots...
The right hand side seat is the best seat
in the house for casual TV watching
and the corner is for serious movie
watching and napping.
Since these cushions get more use
I rotate them about every two weeks
or so to ensure even "wear" on them.
The cushions do fluff up nicely though
by taking them and laying them flat
and evening out the filling.
So basically, you lay them flat and pound
on them until the feathers are evenly distributed.
It is supposed to have a lived in look
so I don't mind a few wrinkles here and there.
Sometimes there are a few wrinkles
in the back that I have to straighten out too.
But that has been only like twice since I have had it.
I think that is the nature of having a slipcovered sofa...
Of course I love the neutral color (Natural)
and how I can interchange pillows
for the seasons to change up the look.
Of course with a color this light
it is bound to get dirty.
I have three dogs...
They bring in all kinds of dust and dirt
and muddy paws when it rains...
That was my biggest fear pre-purchase.
But, all in all it is not too bad.
We have a few throws the same color as the sofa
that we put on the seat cushions to keep it a bit cleaner.
We mostly do that because I never know
when there will be a showing.
I can just pop the throws off
and have a nice clean sofa!
The tags say to Dry Clean the slipcovers
but I had heard that you can wash them.
I finally decided to wash them right before
our Realtor Open House last Tuesday.
I only washed the seat cushions
because they were the dirtiest.
I popped them in the washer with cold water
and a bit of OXI-Clean and regualr detergent.
I let them hang dry for about three hours
and then put them in the dryer on the lowest setting.
I was really afraid of shrinkage
but they came out perfectly!
They went back on easily
(except the end cushions with the
L-shape were a little tricky)
and came out nice and clean!
I would have to sum it up by saying
that I am super happy with my decision
and with the sofa overall!
It has exceeded my expectations for comfort
I give it two thumbs up (and a few paws up too!).
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