I have been planning a trip to Ikea for about a month now, but hadn't nailed down a date. The closest one to our house in St. Louis is Bollingbrook, IL, which is about 300 miles away. My cousin was supposed to join me, but attempting to work around both our weekend schedules was a bit of a hassle. So Friday I decided I was just going to go on my own. Ha! I am apparently slightly delusional when it comes to stuff like this. I thought I would leave first thing Saturday morning, get there around noon, and drive home Saturday night.
I guess I don't realize just how far 300 miles is. My mom decided to come with me. She thought we should drive to the Schaumberg location instead and hit Nordstroms rack Saturday evening and then hit Ikea first thing Sunday. Much better plan. My budget was $2,000 and I ended up with two carts and a flat cart totally full to overflowing. And I left without any rug, planters, and home accessories...
I went home with:
White Bergsbo Cabinet for the Living Room
White 72" Expedit for the Office
2 Black/Brown Billy/ Byom combinations with the height extender for the Master bedroom
Black/Brown Hemnes Storage Bench for the end of the bed in the Master Bedroom
Black/Brown Malm 6-drawer dresser for the Master Bedroom
Plus, 2 Engan under-the-bed storage drawers in black/brown and a cartload of the Kassette organization boxes and mag. storage in black and white.
The bed of my truck was full to overflowing with the furniture boxes and the backseat was jam-packed!
I want to go back next month or November for some accessories, frames, and rugs. I love Ikea!