Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Oh Ikea

Oh Ikea. take my money.

After dreaming about slipcovered furniture, the Ikea ad for free slipcovers pushed us over the edge.  Biker Boy encouraged me to take the plunge and purchase new furniture for our living room.  Merry Christmas to me!  Thanks sweetie!  (Ohh, I'm having the teeniest bit of buyer's remorse.  But that's expected anytime I spend this much money.  Plus, it's only our second furniture expenditure in 11 years of marriage.)

I tired to order online and wasn't able to and then I ranted in this post.

I emailed IKEA and then raved about them in this post.

I called IKEA last week and was told the Ektorp sofa was not in stock and that I should call back in a few days to see if it has come in.

I then called IKEA 4 days later and got to listen to music for 5 minutes before hanging up.

I then tried calling them again yesterday and finally got a real live person who told me the sofa was in stock!  Woo Hoo!

I had orginally wanted a sofa, loveseat, and two chairs.  After some measurements and drawings and contemplating....Biker Boy and I deemed the furniture too big.  Too big....unless you want to crawl over furniture to get someplace else.  The kids probably wouldn't mind that, but it's not ideal for grown ups.  Sorry, Ikea Ektorp Chair, you will not fit.

So I am getting:

An Ektorp sofa in white, with a FREE extra slipcover!

An Ektorp loveseat in white, with a FREE extra slipcover!

Two Ektorp Tullsta chairs.

Plus, two Ektorp Tullsta chair covers in white.

Since I don't live near an IKEA, the furniture is being shipped here.  To arrive sometime before December 29.  That could make the holidays interesting.  We might have two sets of furniture crowding the open room for a few days.  We will have to climb over them.  Hey mom and dad....while you are visiting, you might have to climb over them too!  (Do you think the delivery truck will come down the driveway?  I couldn't even get up it to drop Scooter off at preschool today!  No wonder my driveway intimidates people!)

Someone's going to score a really good deal on furniture on craigslist soon!  I'll be sure to post about the furniture when I get it and review a few months later.  Any other slipcovered furniture fans out there?

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