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My New IKEA Bar Stools + Custom Slipcovers

Popping in with a quick home decor update for you this Wednesday!

At my new place, I have a kitchen island that has a hanging counter on the far side to create the perfect little bar. I knew as soon as I saw it, I wanted to get three bar stools to create extra seating in my apartment for entertaining, eating, and, often in my case, blogging. I also knew I wanted whatever stools I bought to bring a pop of color into my space. Since my couch is a neutral color, I also knew it’d drive me crazy if the couch fabric gray and barstool fabric gray didn’t match exactly, so going with a colorful pattern was also a safe way to ensure there’d be no clashing neutrals.

Y’all—I did not realize how hard it is to find affordable, colorful barstools.

While I loved the look of the Serena & Lily bistro bar stools, the cost of one was my budget for all three. And, since I am a renter, there’s no guarantee I will have a bar in my next place, meaning the splurge definitely was not justifiable. After searching the heck out of One Kings Lane, Wayfair, Target, and All Modern, I was getting ready to settle on these fabric bar stools in the color Candid Moment Black, which while pretty, just weren’t 100% what I was envisioning.

Luckily, I discovered Rockin’ Cushions on Etsy. It’s a shop that makes affordable, custom slipcovers for IKEA furniture—including the IKEA Henriksdal bar stools I loved the shape of (!). Once I discovered this shop, my decision was a no-brainer. 

ikea henriksdal bar stool slipcover rockin cushions

ikea henriksdal bar stool slipcover rockin cushions

The process could not have been easier. I reached out to Michelle, the shopkeeper, and she let me know I could pick any fabric from fabric.com or find my own from somewhere else. I spent an evening searching on Pinterest for fabrics I liked—I had a lot of luck looking through DIY upholstery projects. That’s when I discovered the Palm Beach Fan fabric from Tonic Living. I knew it was perfect for my space from the moment I saw it!

Once I had the fabric selected, Michelle made me a custom listing on Etsy and purchased the fabric for me. Within two weeks—seriously way faster than I had anticipated—I had perfectly-fitting slipcovers for my new bar stools. I was so impressed with the quality of the sewing on the slipcovers and how quickly they arrived! They make such a big impact in my space, and I could not be happier with them.

PS—this post is not sponsored in any way, I just wanted to share Rockin’ Cushions with you in case you are looking for an affordable way to customize the furniture in your home.

ikea henriksdal bar stool slipcover rockin cushions

ikea henriksdal bar stool slipcover rockin cushions

PPS—one day, I’ll have an all-white kitchen ;].

ikea henriksdal bar stool slipcover rockin cushions

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12 Comments

  1. Gentry wrote:

    I’m totally crushing over your chairs- they are so cute! What an awesome shop you found!

    Published 9.27.17
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    • Katie wrote:

      Thank you so much, lady! x

      Published 10.12.17
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  2. These look awesome! It’s a great idea to do a slipcover. I love helpful Etsy people!!

    Published 9.27.17
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    • Katie wrote:

      Thanks so much lady! Etsy is the best :]

      Published 10.12.17
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  3. Sarah wrote:

    What a cool idea! We’ll have a bar in our new place and haven’t purchased stools yet…I’ll look into this!

    xo,
    Sarah

    Published 9.27.17
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    • Katie wrote:

      I’d highly recommend!

      Published 10.12.17
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  4. I love this look! I love looking at affordable decor options and I will keep this in mind when I move this summer. Jess at Just Jess

    Published 9.27.17
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    • Katie wrote:

      Yes, definitely do! xo

      Published 10.12.17
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  5. Maddy wrote:

    I just bookmarked this so I can do the same thing when we move to our next place. I love the look and how you can customize them – such a good idea!

    xo, Maddy
    http://cassidylou.com/

    Published 9.30.17
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    • Katie wrote:

      Thanks so much, Maddy! Can’t wait to see the slipcovers you pick!

      Published 10.12.17
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  6. Rachel wrote:

    These look great in your kitchen! So glad you found those barstool covers too – they’re awesome!

    Published 10.4.17
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    • Katie wrote:

      Thanks so much, Rachel!

      Published 10.12.17
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