* If you get to Ikea early they'll serve you breakfast free, no kidding. For the record we did not get there early.
*note the mattress return and the assembled bed that will not fit on the other side of the doors, our return could have been worse.
Belle did not like taking a number and waiting in the room full of returnees who tried not to make eye contact with us as I shot pictures of my little monkey riding on the cart shhhh Belle.
I thought I would give you a little taste of what Ikea is like in case you've never been to one, think Costco times about 6. Do you need a tea light or maybe 2000, and those are just the tea lights, in a tiny section of ye old candles.......Ikea=consumerism on steroids.
Cavernous, canyons of just about everything you might be able to think of, showrooms of furniture, winding and long enough to be considered a fair hike, luckily the Saturday crowd had thinned, it was a zoo :)
*The one thing they wont have is the item you came for, this is true, ask anyone & you will always have to go back, that's a given.
When you select the piece of furniture of you dreams you now go here and try to locate it. This section is the size of one Costco, good luck! You might find what you're looking for but not in the desired color because everyone else wants that color too. You can come back on Wednesday, they might get some more then.
They have a gargantuan lighting area, hmmmm, the designer must have been drinking when he/she had this bright idea.
Hey I think I want this impulse item.....a solar task light for 20 smackers, has anyone tried these?
So I took it home and weeded through 13 pages of languages. I took the screws out because in English it never ever said the rechargeable batteries were already inside or included.
*but they were
So I popped out the solar panel and stuck it in the sun, in my fancy gravel. ( this is not a staged shot, the cab was really there:) (see above)
* For some of you that are new here, when I get a rock that isn't worth setting, I throw it in the gravel in my garden paths for kids to discover at our shows, you know like a an Easter egg hunt but I don't tell them, however, repeat kids are on to it now.
*New Ikea cart and task light, now when you come over the rocks are off my bench and easy to get to.
Okay because you asked....this was an inspiration board, but it didn't help with storage, one more shelf will be added below.
*new corner shelf for cd's and my ipod.