Sunday, March 18, 2007

Ikea

Whoa!!!

G-Dog and I made our first pilgrimage to the great Ikea store in Atlanta today. Our quest was to find shelving for three rooms (for books in two, with the other being pantry shelves), and we figured we could find what we wanted and be back on our way home in an hour or so.

Little did we know, Ikea is more like a theme park than a store. It's got its own multi-level parking garage, more than one eatery and two floors of endless ikea action.

We were in there for three hours.

It was awesome, and we got out for less than $600, which I think is amazing, considering the linear space we brought home. We've got two walls of shelving for the pantry and two 8-foot bookcases for the study and den -- the former being over 6 feet wide and the latter weighing in at over 5 feet wide.
At long last! We will finally be able to unpack our books, which have been boxed up since before our first move last year -- cloaked in cardboard since some time early last summer! Everyone is starting to fray around the edges from some sort of book withdrawal. Plus, once we liberate the books, we will finally get to start using the room that at the moment is filled with boxes of books.

Today was a great day. Now all we have to do is assemble it all...

Oy.

5 comments:

Jamison said...

IKEA is a mecca that everyone has to visit at least once in their lifetime! Just about every shelving arrangement in our house came from there. Plus most of our desks and comfy chairs. Even our couch came from there. It's a great place to get lost in for hours.

alice said...

Next time, I'll anticipate the getting lost part...

Keera said...

Oh, why didn't you tell me??? I love assembling IKEA stuff! And women are better at it than men. ;-)



BTW, do they have a cafeteria with dirt cheap but tasty dinners like they do here?

alice said...

They do! There are several different eateries, with everything from 50¢ hotdogs to an open-faced shrimp sandwich for only $2.50! There's also a small Swedish grocery there!

Keera said...

Kewl! I know where I'm gonna go if I end up on a minimum pension. ;-)