Are we crazy for going to IKEA on a Saturday?…maybe. Are we crazy for driving almost 3 hours to get there?…NO WAY! Just to clear things up, the term “heist” is used only in good fun. We did pay for our items, but I feel like when you go to IKEA on the weekend that means you need a plan and a good one–dare I say mission.
To locate and retrieve 4 IKEA BILLY bookcases and transport them to the drop off point safely and unharmed. Then transport "the package" to home base. There are distractions everywhere. Do not, I repeat, do not forget "the package" ***WARNING...this message will self-destruct in 5,4,3,2,1...
Phew! We are still here. Let’s go on…
The “Home Team”
The Architect: Yes, I am the Architect. The mastermind behind the plan. I want those bookcases and my home team will help me get them.
The inquisitor: He asks all the questions. Where’s the bathroom? Can I climb on that? Can I have 20 meatballs? Is that toilet real? If it is a question, he has no problem asking.
The Tester: The Tester ” handles” everything. He is really good at touching things. All things. Even things he shouldn’t touch. He will tell you how soft something is, how there is something sticky on his hand. He is really good at testing furniture and testing our patience, I mean…did I say that out loud? He’s lucky he’s cute…
The Transporter: Not to be confused with Jason Statham from the famed Transporter movies. That’s child’s play, this is real life people! Sorry, I had to throw that in.
Dave, I mean the Transporter loves those movies. The Transporter is in charge of all the heavy lifting, and is an expert at making “the package” fit into the getaway vehicle. He is an expert driver and can navigate Chicagoland traffic and bring “the package” back to home base in one piece…(well, several smartly boxed pieces that we will assemble later).
The Inquisitor and the Tester at the drop off point.
Did we get distracted?? Well, OF COURSE. We did have to see everything there and walk through the showroom and eat food. The bookcases are not the only IKEA items that made it home with us…
The LAPPLJUNG RUTA Cushion cover…I know everyone and their sister has this, but I gave in. It’s white and black, has an awesome pattern, is woven and only $10…I got two…and they have down pillow inserts for $6.99…
…one for each chair in my sitting area
Then, there was the RENS Sheepskin…While in the middle of a mission there are always unexpected things that happen. I was asked to pick out some things for an early Mother’s Day present. I can’t say no to that, right??
My Goodwill chairs are going to be a summer upholstery project. Until then, these sheepskins will add some style until I can get to them and work. Plus, I love them on these chairs, even after I recover them.
There are also a few kitchen essentials we picked up…a cutting board, wine glasses, and an ice bucket.
The DOMSJO cutting board fits nicely across a sink which is a huge space saver for us!
Last but not least, we got the bookcases.
So with that, we are beginning our Project in Progress for May. The library wall. Here’s the wall as it is today:
Here’s what it could be:
We enjoyed the spoils of our heist, mission, plan…whatever! Warm cinnamon buns, chocolate, and Swedish fish on the ride home.
You guys are troopers! Thanks for hanging in there with my silly posts scattered here and there! I am not ashamed to admit I had the Mission Impossible theme song running through my head as I wrote this. Happy Wednesday!!
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