A New Low-Budget Sitting Area

About 2.5 years ago we adopted a trio of adorable fluffy kittens and our lives, and home furnishings, have never been the same. Yes we have tried to curb scratching with tin foil and lemon spray, no we wont have their claws removed. Got anything else? Please? I have finally reached my limit with a couch that sits in our bay window overlooking our pretty backyard. The arms are scratched down to the foam. It’s an eye sore and it has to go, but as a relatively sane person I can’t bare to give the kitties an expensive new scratch toy.

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We decided to make a trek to Ikea to check out affordable furniture options. We found these EKERÖ chairs in a beautiful indigo for $139.00 each. They were surprisingly easy to put together. I had been burned by a few Ikea dresser projects in my 20’s and had been dreading the project.

So now I have to finish out this little space with a few more durable, low-cost, human-friendly and cat-friendly pieces. The chairs will sit near a painting by Micah Crandall-Bear which we already own and love. It’s similar to this one.

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Which of the following looks would you choose?

Ikea Arm Chair 1 Rug: Ikea/$79.99Art: Minted/$20.00+Side Table: Lamps Plus/$199.91Ikea Arm Chair 2

Rug: West Elm/$174+Art: RBTL: $20Side Table: Lamps Plus/$365.00 Ikea Arm Chair 3

Rug: Anthro/$98+Art: Kelly Christine Photo: $25+Side Table: Lamps Plus/$367.00  Ikea Arm Chair 4

Rug: Target/$98+Art: NOMO: $30Side Table: Lamps Plus/$69.91

So what do you think?

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