Thursday, May 24, 2007

To IKEA and Beyond!!!

So, my mom and I went to the Grand Opening of IKEA yesterday. I didn't think it was any big deal even though I'd heard reports that people were camping out. Well, it was quite the event. They had all kinds of police officers directing traffic and many hired temps doing the same. It took us about 25 minutes just to get IN to the store. It was swarming with people and children were a large majority of that population. It was fun though even with all the people. I had no idea how cool the store would be. I didn't like everything that was in there, but there were a few pieces of furniture and accessories that were really great. I bought the above chair, which is super comfortable and also comes with a matching foot stool. It's going to look great with my black futon couch. I need another "comfortable" couch as the futon is not all that soft, a few end tables and I should be set for furniture. I think IKEA will be able to provide all that I will need in those areas. They also have this really great bed that moves electronically for comfort. As my back begins to hate a bed about 6 months in, regardless of how "good" it is, I'm thinking that being able to change the shape of my bed at any given time might help. All in all, it was a fun day and I'd recommend IKEA to anyone looking for inexpensive, but not completely crappy furniture.

1 comment:

Teresa said...

Wow, you are brave to battle that crowd. I think I'll wait till Monday, make that Tuesday because if the holiday. I've heard they have a lot of Craftsman style furniture.