Oct 6, 2022


A simple and fun way to breathe new life into the old sofa is to unleash your creativity and paint organic patterns with textile markers in matching colors. We chose a muted color scheme with brown and black, which we then matched with legs in the same shade. But why not choose a more colorful palette? Only the imagination sets the limits!

New legs literally give the sofa a lift. Choose the height, color, and material of the legs that suit your needs. For example, for a low lounge sofa - choose legs such as Prettypegs Otto 100, and for a higher seat height - choose legs such as Prettypegs Carl 170. All Prettypegs wooden legs are also made from FSC-certified ash wood, which means that the wood comes from responsible forestry that takes into account both people and the environment.

This is what you need to hack your IKEA sofa:

  1. A pre-loved sofa. We chose a pre-loved Söderhamn sofa from IKEA.

  2. Textile markers that can withstand machine washing. We found ours at Clas Ohlson in Sweden. 

  3. Prettypegs furniture legs. In the first picture, we went for Carl 120 in Teak finish to get that relaxed lounge feeling. In the second picture, we went for Carl 170 in black for a more sophisticated look. 

How to:

  1. Test painting the patterns. You may try painting on an old sheet to find the pattern that you like before you get loose on your sofa.

  2. The Centropen markers do not require the use of an iron. Just let them dry for 12 hours. They can also be machine washed at 60°.

  3. Attach the legs easily with the supplied M8 bolt. For sofas that do not have pre-threaded 8mm holes, choose our universal fitting that you can easily attach to the wooden frame of the sofa with the supplied wood screw.

  4. Sink into the sofa and enjoy!


We are proud to be in the forefront with a fresh design element in home decor styling – furniture feet! This grounding detail has been cast aside for too long and is now getting it's deserved attention. At Prettypegs we are passionate about details and design, and we all know that a unique accessory, like stunning jewelry or shoes will lift a personality. The same goes with furniture.