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jrc1963 posted 4/5/2014 18:09 PM

We went in to kill a little bit of time while waiting for FWSO who was at an event....

I came out -$275 later...

I got two bath towels, two hand towels, a stuffed fish pillow, two small DVD bookcases and one larger 5 shelf bookcase.

little turtle posted 4/5/2014 18:50 PM

I've never been, but I could see this happening if I went!!

mainlyinpain posted 4/5/2014 19:21 PM

But you really NEEDED the stuffed fish pillow.

Unagie posted 4/5/2014 19:32 PM

^^^^^^

Gemini71 posted 4/5/2014 19:33 PM

Just wait until you put those shelves together. Then you really will curse Ikea.

jrc1963 posted 4/5/2014 20:09 PM

But you really NEEDED the stuffed fish pillow.

Yes... Yes I did. (actually it was for the kid... he wanted it)

jrc1963 posted 4/5/2014 20:12 PM

Just wait until you put those shelves together. Then you really will curse Ikea.

Sadly... this won't be my first ride at the Ikea put-together rodeo!!

We have several bookcases already from Ikea and most of my son's bedroom furniture too.

I think I need to stop buying books... at least I'm keeping the Swedes in business.

Sad in AZ posted 4/5/2014 20:48 PM

I've never had a problem putting together furniture from Ikea, but I have needed a hand. Thank goodness for my buddy Crescita . Without her I would not have had a couch or a bed.

Lionne posted 4/5/2014 20:55 PM

And just think, now you have THREE MORE of those wonderful little tools they package with the furniture! What a bonus!

jrc1963 posted 4/5/2014 21:37 PM

And just think, now you have THREE MORE of those wonderful little tools they package with the furniture! What a bonus!

You mean the things I throw away while I'm getting out my REAL tools???

TrustedHer posted 4/5/2014 21:59 PM

Ikea sells little tool kits now, and some of their newer furniture doesn't include tools.

Caught me by surprise when I helped My Lady move her mom into a new place. Had to leave something in pieces until we could come back with tools.

[This message edited by TrustedHer at 10:00 PM, April 5th (Saturday)]

stronger08 posted 4/6/2014 03:20 AM

Ikea is a mans best friend. You get to play with your tools putting the shit together. And when you tire of the furniture you throw it away. They actually have started getting better built pieces. I purchased 2 bedroom sets for my mountain house and they are very sturdy. I also love the cafeteria. I'm not one for shopping, but the place has everything you need, all in one store. Gotta love shit like that......

Amazonia posted 4/6/2014 06:50 AM

The year after I graduated college, I lived 4 blocks from an Ikea. My roommate and I went like it was Target - and probably spent just as much money.

I did have an Ikea first though this year - the first time I've ever (seriously, ever) gone to Ikea and not bought something! It was because we were in Cairo and I only have a small carry on duffel bag to get home. Boyfriend had to practically pry a wooden step stool out of my hands and convince me that there was no way in hell it was going to fit in the overhead bin.

Kajem posted 4/7/2014 03:38 AM

Jrc - you got away cheap!

Guinness23 posted 4/7/2014 08:24 AM

Just wait until you put those shelves together. Then you really will curse Ikea.

lynnm1947 posted 4/7/2014 08:57 AM

Yeah, I don't know how my S/O is still alive after we put together an enormous IKEA closet.

Crescita posted 4/7/2014 10:56 AM

I've never had a problem putting together furniture from Ikea, but I have needed a hand. Thank goodness for my buddy Crescita . Without her I would not have had a couch or a bed.

My version of that bed has been passed along to my sister and I have to put it together again on Tuesday. It's been years. You might be getting a call if I can't remember how.

We should sticky a "How to assemble Ikea furniture" thread and make them an official sponsor of SI.

GabyBaby posted 4/7/2014 17:59 PM

We have several bookcases already from Ikea and most of my son's bedroom furniture too.

I think I need to stop buying books... at least I'm keeping the Swedes in business.


OMG yes!
When we moved into our house, I finally got my "library" area, in which one wall is wall-to-wall with the tall (5 or 6 shelf) bookshelves. There are also a couple of comfy chairs for reading/relaxing. Now, several years later, it is has gone from wall-to-wall, to wall-to-wall, in the hall, in the bedroom, in the garage, etc bookshelves.

DD is also a reader, so her room is similarly plastered from wall to wall with those darned Ikea shelves.

itainteasy posted 4/8/2014 10:19 AM

I have never been to an Ikea store.

*tiptoes out*

Cookie7088 posted 4/8/2014 12:26 PM

The first time I ever went to Ikea...was the one in Schaumburg, Illinois.....

After 3 hours in the store, they sent out a search party for me!

It was the funniest day of shopping I have ever had!

I mean, let's face it, a store with an escalator for you, and one for your shopping cart....how in the hell could you go wrong...

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