I told you IKEA was a big part of the vacation for me, right? So much so that once was not enough. On our way into the Chicago area the first night, we stopped at the Bolingbrook location, looked around a little, and ate supper. They were running a special deal and kids ate free!
The last night (Sunday) we had a hotel in Schaumburg specifically so we could do our main IKEA trip at the bigger location. We ate supper there again (kids still free); everybody but me had the Swedish meatballs. Dinner for 5 for $10!! Monday morning was the actual buying trip. But first, we ate breakfast. At IKEA! They had scrambled eggs, 3 pieces of bacon, and cottage fries for 99 cents, plus free coffee!
Appetites satiated, we got down to business. Unfortunately, I had limited funds this trip. I shopped online at home and printed out my shopping list to bring with me. Naturally, I deviated from that here and there, but I did pretty well staying within the budget.
My main purchases were for my bedroom makeover. I got a pair of filmy white curtains for $9.99 (Wilma). They are 98" long, so I can hang them pretty much at the ceiling. I think I will make a rod pocket instead of using the tabs.
Lummig). It's really quite nice and hefty, about an inch in diameter.
I intended to get two of these cotton velvet 26" (European-size) pillow covers for the bed at $15 each (Sanela). However, the gray wasn't the right gray, and the white was more off-white.
Ofelia Blad pillows, true white, also velvet, but with a down/feather insert, for $14.99 each. I'll have to keep looking elsewhere for my Euro shams.
I got a few other little things, like drinking glasses and candles, but had to leave without the Ektorp sectional that I really want. Maybe next time.
I'll leave you with this 2 second video of a baby that was at at the store. He had shoes with squeakers and you could hear him coming...it was so cute! You might have to watch it twice to catch the squeaky sneakers.