Friday, August 6, 2010

IKEA first timer!

I made the trek to IKEA today. (It is a trek from my house, about 60 miles)I was so excited because I had heard so much about it and had never been. I walked in and I was overwhelmed. I finally figured out where I was suppose to go and I made the long trek around the store. It feels kinda futuristic. I like how they had like little apartments set up with kitchen, bed and baths, also amazing closets. I have to say I like the style there but it wouldn't really go in my home. It seems real young and hip and I guess I'm not. I did find something there though. I've been searching for an organizer for my desk. IKEA pulled through for me with this for $9.99.
I like how it has slots for all the pencils and scissors etc. I hurried home and put all my stuff in it.
That is my IKEA story, do you have one?

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  1. I've never been! I looked the other day and the nearest IKEA is some 300-odd miles from us so I guess I won't be seeing it anytime soon. I think the coolest stuff they have (from what I hear) is the building material type stuff like cabinets, countertops etc.

  2. Man I had heard so much about it, and we needed stuff soo so so bad about 5 years ago. We had one not 2 miles from our home in Houston. So we went. We stared. And we were so disappointed. It's just not my style. I hope you don't hate me for saying this! But I seriously even considered a blog post on the genius of Ikea, (their layout, their awesome customer service, etc) on how they have some seriously cool stuff. . . and then, and then . ..
    some pretty darned euro trash furniture. I have to be honest and not get caught up in the hype. 90% of that ginormous store doth not appeal to me.

  3. Great find! I have not been to IKEA yet. I have been thinking about going for a while now.
    Bonnie :)

  4. I love your desk caddy. You already saw my list but I buy it all at one time so I'll have to go down twice. The kids are off track now so that puts me going down some time after Sept 6th. Thanks for linking to We're ORganized Wednesday.

  5. I ADORE Ikea! It helps to have good taste when shopping there, as I was able to furnish my entire apartment for a thousand pounds when I moved away from home (and my apartment is pretty), but I know other people who have spent a similar amount of money on absolute rubbish. there can be some real gems there to be found if you know how to find them!.

    (although I do note that I live in the UK... and I have no idea if that changes what's in the stores, but I see a huge selection of all different styles).

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