Monday, May 12, 2008

Eye-key-a Overload!

Whew, what a whirlwind weekend. A friend and I made a quick trip to the closest Ikea on Friday evening. Now I couldn't wait until the one was finished in Charlotte in 2009, plus my friend is re-doing her house, and heck, I've always thought some of the furniture there was really cool and afordable to me. Plus, I wanted to get outta town for the day! We had a pretty good trip both up and back. Only 1 small slow traffic area. Gosh, glad I wasn't leaving DC on Friday, very backed up. The way home there was like no one on 95!

So, yes, we spent all day Saturday there. It is an amazing place, one could get lost in there. We took our time, sat on chairs and sofas, checked out what would fit in the back of the truck (darn should have taken a picture of our mad packing skillz), and ate lunch there. We had to load it all ourselves..hmm they advertised helpers...but we didn't see any.

Sadly, I wanted the Expedit shelving system but it wasn't to be, there is just no room for in the my future craft/rec/son's bedroom when he visits for it. This will be his new bed, and my place to relax and knit.

Ikea Overload
So you can see a few things there...some I'll post about when they are put together and/or hung. The rest, will be in August when I occupy the room. This isn't everything, the rest is in the garage patiently waiting.

The food A little food came home with me.

New plates And some plates. I've never had black plates before, and these were a great deal. Sadly, I chipped one already :(

Not much knitting or sewing accomplished on Sunday, spent it resting since I got home about 1:30 am. That'll change this evening....massive sewing going on this week!

Oh and yeah, I'm a bit excited to have the furniture ready for my new room...athough it is masking my great fear of just how much I'll miss my little man when I drop him off...in 3 months...I'll need lots of cheering up then.

16 comments:

sgeddes said...

Sounds like a great time! The IKEA stores are huge. I'm looking forward to one finall being in NC.

Karen said...

Hey are those bag clips I see in that food picture? I bought a bag of those on MY last trip to Ikea! :)

I think the Expedit shelves are the ones I was planning on purchasing for my bedroom....

IrishgirlieKnits said...

Fun fun fun!! It can be a dangerous store though :) Like the sofa bed! Too bad about the shelves...I'm hoping to convince sister to buy them for "our" craft room...hehehhe

Karen said...

Oh how cool!!!!!! Sounds like you had a blast. And the new craft room will be divine. Although, yes, it will still be hard to drop off your son. But we'll all give you lots of support - and he will be having a wonderful time at college. :)

bockstark.knits said...

I LOOOOOOOVE IKEA! It is a great place - they even have babysitting for kids over 3. Looks like you had a lot of fun!

gilraen said...

Ikea!!! The non yarn mecca!!! :)

My yarn is displayed now on a Billy bookcase!

Wonderful Wollmeise too and Yeah for sheduling!!!! :)

Amanda said...

Ikea is a fabulicious place to furnish a new craft room. Mine's all done in Ikea - I did it when my husband informed me he didn't want kids (another story) - BUT, what I CAN say is that it DID make me feel better. I hope it makes your empty nest feel better, too. :)

Knit & Purl Mama said...

I love Ikea stuff, just NOT going into Ikea! The place is evil!

Black plates look great! Right now we're using hand-me-down dishes. We had gotten a set off of our wedding registry, but the plate heated up in the microwave and not the food, even though it said it was microwave safe, go figure!

Carol said...

Yup, I could spend days and oodles of money in Ikea. Good thing the nearest one is almost 2 hours away....

Bezzie said...

I guess I don't "get" IKEA. But hey, if Swedish names for Sauder Particleboard Furniture do it for ya, rock on with it!!! (Not that I can say anything as I type on my Sauder Particle Board computer desk..hee hee!)

tiennie said...

I love wandering around IKEA!

The Kelly Green Rogue said...

oooh I can't wait to see it!

weezalana said...

Can't wait to see the finished room! I like that sofabed, too.

Jennifer said...

I have a confession... I've never been to an IKEA. Looks like you found some nice things!

yarnsnob said...

Sad that you didn't get your storage idea. I am still hounding dad to build me one. I love Ikea and will be there in Charlotte when it opens. hell I may even quite teaching move in with sis and work there. Now that;s a thought. Wishful thinking. :0)

Kay aka dkswife said...

I just wish SW MO would get an IKEA so I could experience all the fun! :)