The Wonderful World of Ikea
Okay. So maybe I'm a little behind (har..har...I just wish I had a little behind...). Today Audrey and I went to Ikea. There's one in Frisco - about 20 miles away and it's been open about a year, but we've never been.
Audrey has been begging for a bedroom "makeover" for a couple of years, but I've been putting her off because she's such a slob that I've been hesitant to put a lot of money into something that she's not going to take care of. I think we're about ready to seriously invest, and we went to Ikea to look over wall units/storage solutions.
She's also been asking for a new bed. The bed she had was a wooden Jenny Lind spool-type bed and even though it fits the "style" of our house, she never really liked it. So, while browsing the entire store, we looked at beds to see what kind of style she wanted.
Lo,and behold, we spied this bed on sale for $29. Since I wasn't sure if the slats of her old bed would fit, I went ahead and splurged another $29 for the Ikea slats. And we broke down the old bed and put this one together ourselves!
I made her put this quilt on the bed - she liked it when I made it, but she doesn't like it anymore. She's now thinking about doing her room in black and white with a greyish tone of purple (yuk...). Maybe if I wait long enough she'll come up with something else! I'm not opposed to the black and white - I just don't think the grey-purple accent is going to work. We'll see. Her room makeover will be a major ordeal - we need to replace the flooring, repair the sheetrock cracks, paint, find new window covering options and replace the light fixture. It will probably be Spring before we start. I'm hoping the new bed will hold her for a while.
But I can see us going back to Ikea for more fun ideas......