Oct 9, 2007

The furniture saga




This whole thing started when I decided that I wanted new table and chairs for the dining room. Now do not get me wrong I love the oak hand me down table with four chairs (for visual effect we made sure that nothing matched) but it was time that we grew up and got a real dining room set...then the saga began.

So this was about two years ago. I am blessed to have the most picky husband on the planet so the hunt for something we would both agree upon began. After seeing several high priced option I settled on Ikea.

Sidebar. So an annoying thing happened during this shopping extravaganza...why are tables cheep and the chairs outrageous. I would be standing in a store looking at a table saying oh that looks cute and what a steal at $$ but the four chairs are four times the price. Can someone please come out with a bundle deal...or maybe I just never knew that chairs are a big ripe off...

Back to the story at hand. So off we went to go to Ikea and find the table and chairs of our dreams. (well for the next five years or so)...then I found it. It was perfect. So there I was down in the warehouse and they did not have the table or the chairs. I got screwed.

But I am persistent if anything so back I went for the second time. Please keep in mind that this is a two hour drive each way. We checked the stock online they had the product. I was jumping up and down with glee. Then we get there and the harsh truth of online inventory hit us. They only had the table. So we took the table and ran...we would get the chairs another time.

Excited we drove back home and got the table in the house. Assembly is required but we were not scared. We ripped open the box got the parts out and discovered...no screws. And they are not just the kind that you can go to the store and get oh no they are special. So great just great screwed again. (no pun intended) So the after three weeks, lots of complaining I got a package with the screws. Yippee!! The table is together and looks like this... Next on to the chairs and what brought this story on in the first place. The chairs that look like this...
So Jeff was called to Portland today for a meeting and he is stopping to get the chairs. I am so excited that after months of looking at the table and not being able to eat at it that we are going to be able to...So excited in fact that I was jumping up and down...now lets hope that the nice lady on the phone was right when said that the store has twenty...
Also lets hope that the husband has the patience to get through Ikea in one piece. But regardless a real dining room here I come.

2 comments:

Brenda said...

Let's hope that they give you the screws for the chairs!!!!!!!!!!

MOM said...

Well baby, your Mom has some similar luck. I found the perfect chairs, but no table. I really really really liked these chairs when I first saw them, but decided I should wait a week. I waited one week and called to see if they were still there...they said they only had 6 left, and I wanted 8, so I decided they weren't for me...WELL...2 hours later they call back and say they have 8 beautiful leather chairs. Wonderful! They are 2 1/2 hours away, but I decided that it would be a nice Saturday drive, so off I go in my little truck. WELL....8 leather dining room chairs do not fit too well in a small truck (4 foot box), but after a lot of struggling, I got them all in and had the foresite to wrap them in a tarp in the event of rain. Well, I have now been gone for most of the day and determine that I should start back home before it is dark. Well, once I get on the highway and start going 70 miles an hour, the wind gets under the tarp and all the chairs lift off the box!!!! I'm now in a MAJOR PANIC. When I slow down to 50 MPH, the chairs settle back onto the truck. Therefore, I have now decided that I will go 50MPH all the way home. But the good news is, I did get home and the chairs are all in one piece.....Now, I have to find a table to match the chairs! Hopefully, I'll find one before the holidays!