Friday Five

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Friday Five
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Fri, 03-08-2013 - 10:01am

1.  What did you last eat

2.  What is for dinner tonight

3.  What is the most expensive piece(s) of furniture you own and how long have you had it

4.  What is your clothing style

5.  What are your weekend plans

 

*Don't forget to change your clocks ahead this weekend*

 

 

 

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In reply to: laura_w2
Sat, 03-09-2013 - 11:47am

BeaArthurisMyReligion wrote:
which I why I love IKEA  the country look or the provincial look or anything dark is not for me and I love th clean uncluttered lines of the swedish look... I'd IKEA the whole house if I could LL

I've got to admit...I'm a little allergic to IKEA at this point. But then, the stuff is ubiquitous where I live; everyone pretty much has an IKEA home Undecided.

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Sat, 03-09-2013 - 9:51am

BeaArthurisMyReligion wrote:
<p>which I why I love IKEA  the country look or the provincial look or anything dark is not for me and I love th clean uncluttered lines of the swedish look... I'd IKEA the whole house if I could LL</p>

Me too!

I was actually slightly disappointed that our house had a new kitchen installed when we bought it because I love the way the Ikea kitchen cabinets close and I love the Ikea kitchen looks and above all else--their functionality. Whenever we go, I can't help but just open and close things. So gentle. It's like popping bubble wrap and I can't stop myself.

Have you ever seen Ikea Hackers? They make some interesting stuff out of Ikea pieces.

https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/s480x480/600259_10151473359497521_1663282293_n.jpg

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Sat, 03-09-2013 - 9:40am

which I why I love IKEA  the country look or the provincial look or anything dark is not for me and I love th clean uncluttered lines of the swedish look... I'd IKEA the whole house if I could LL

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Sat, 03-09-2013 - 9:13am

I have mixed feelings about Ikea.   We bought DD2 a book shelf in college, absolutly no issue at all.  Still in perfect condition about 8 years old.

DD2 has a lot of Ikea in her apartment,  dining table and chairs, coffee table, TV stand again no issue, she has been in the apartment about 4-5 years.

But when in college we bought DD3 a dresser.  I was actually very inpressed about the quality when we bought it.  It seemed very well put togther and very sturdy.  But the issue again came up in moves.  She moved from that apartment to another one while in college.  Then after graduating she moved to another apartment.  The following year she moved into another apartment and the dresser did not survive. 

I do not have any Ikea in my house but that has more to do with not really like the style.  Most of our furniture has more of a country feel than modern. 

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Sat, 03-09-2013 - 9:07am

rollmops2009 wrote:
Regina, I think the couches have to be ordered. So you should order online or by phone before schlepping there. Also, it is really worth it to order a second set of slipcovers, in the same or a different color.

An extra cover is a good idea.  The covers can't be put in the dryer, and they take a while to air dry.

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Sat, 03-09-2013 - 8:41am
I keep DH only b/c he has better handyman skills than I, Ha! I would not have the patence to buy Ikea and put it together myself, But one of my favorite put together pieces is a bookcase DH put together for DD2, It's in the shape of a dollhouse and stands almost 5' tall, I think we bought it at target, it's so cute and a real treasure!

 


 


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Sat, 03-09-2013 - 8:18am

LOL.. you should see our collection of allyn wrenches!   And it's amazing what you can fit in the back of a Honda Fit when everything is flat packed ;-)   my rule is usually that we need to stop for lunch in the IKEA cafeteria right after we go through "dining rooms" because my blood sugar starts to tank by then... after some lunch and a ligonberry soda I'm good to go!  When we got married we bought tons of vases at IKEA for the flowers on all our high top tables.. and tons of colorful frames and put photos of our family on every table with the flowers.. super cheap and super easy!

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Sat, 03-09-2013 - 7:03am

geschichtsgal wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">jamblessedthree</em> wrote:</div>I think I like your mom's style Marla, Country/french country is a favorite style of mine.</blockquote></p><p>My mom's really into country style.  All of her furniture is really nice oak Amish furniture.  She even has dishes with a picture of a farm and little people and farm animals on them.</p>

I know what you're talking about and I love those pieces, I'm going to replace my everyday for that some day. 

 


 


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Sat, 03-09-2013 - 7:02am
When I hear or see Ikea I think of you, Bea.

 


 


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Sat, 03-09-2013 - 3:08am
Regina, I think the couches have to be ordered. So you should order online or by phone before schlepping there. Also, it is really worth it to order a second set of slipcovers, in the same or a different color.

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