A couple of weeks ago I had mentioned in a blog post that I was headed to the Charlotte Ikea store to get something I’d been eyeing for a year.
The Ektorp loveseat
Is there a simpler, more classic design anywhere?
One year ago I made a deal with the Devil (you guys know him as Big Daddy) to ride 2+ hours down to Charlotte NC to the HUGE Ikea store if I would, in turn go to a HUGE . . .
vintage guitar show.
Yep, I married a guitar player.
Don’t judge me.
Anyway, that was the very first time I ever laid eyes on this lovely couch, and untill yesterday I wished I never had. So a couple of weeks ago my Aunt Wanda agreed to be my partner in crime for a day and road down with me to shop in Charlotte and ultimately bring home that couch.
Let me first say we had an absolute ball that day! Our first stop was in Gastonia at the best fabric store known to man.
Meet Aunt Wanda!
She’s holding up one of the fabrics I was considering for the revamp of our living room.
This place is unbelievable! If you are looking for decor fabric and you can’t find it here, then they do not make it.
From there it was on to Ikea.
Aunt Wanda had never been in one so she was totally amazed! We strolled through the entire store and then spent some time just sitting on the Ektorp loveseat floor model to be sure it was comfortable.
Now this joint is self serve and the show as we began to wrestle the HUGE box the loveseat comes in on to the TINY cart they offer you was like a circus act. With help from a very nice employee, we managed. Little did I know at the time this was the absolute least of our problems.
IT. WOULDN’T. FIT. IN. MY.JEEP.
I had to return it on the spot.
Had we not been having such a good time just spending the day together, I would have cried.
So I got back home with a really nice slipcover for a sofa that I didn’t even own. The cold hard stare from Big Daddy was priceless!
All that changed yesterday, no deals required this time.
And it still did not fit,
even in Big Daddy’s big ol’ SUV!
So here we are on the loading dock at Ikea Charlotte cutting open this huge box and loading everything into the back of the car! I bet it was some kinda show. We probable looked and sounded like a couple of monkeys!!!
I was so excited I could not stand myself! I didn’t stop talking the entire way home.
Now, I have to say Big Daddy was VERY skeptical about putting this thing together. He kept looking at me like, ‘What kinda crap have you brought home now???’.
It went together like a dream.
Easy and quickly. He was impressed. So was I !
Here are a couple of pictures until I can finish the room, or at least get all my curtain panels up! That red is way too loud right now.
I took the pillows off our bed and love the black on it!
They may not go back either.
Hope y’all’s week is an easy one,