Oh the adventure we went on yesterday, all for the love of Ektorp! Friday night was crazy enough, hubby had a gathering planned for the worship team at our church, just a fun night to hang out, eat and play music. He was the planner of this event so we had to get the food, get out to the barn and also pick up the U-Haul trailer before the place closed. We needed a U-haul trailer because we were planning on heading to IKEA to pick up Ektorp and company. The nearest IKEA is 2.5 to 3 hours away depending on traffic, speeds at which we drive and how many potty or food stops we need to make with 4 children. Plus we never can leave on time, ever. Seriously.
Friday night at the lovely party we receive a phone call from the sitter, daughter E is puking. NO!!! The trip to IKEA was called off. Too make a long story short, she threw up twice on Friday night and was fine by Saturday morning. We decided at 8:30 to head to IKEA after all. Frantic we run around, loading a puke bucket, paper towel and various other items.
To make this longish story even shorter, suffice it to say, we left town at 10:20 after the trailer lights not working, low tires on our vehicle, buying a plug for the trailer lights, etc. Cue the snowfall….and we arrive at IKEA at 2pm.
We made it in and out of IKEA in an hour after trying out a few sofas, chairs, deciding on a sofa and two chairs and purchasing black toilet brushes for the neighbor. All with 7 kids, 4 adults and 350 other people at IKEA that were in our way.
The trip back was even more treacherous with icy roads, people off in ditches, fog and driving in traffic with a U-Haul trailer bouncing along behind us! The kids all slept on the way home and we pulled into our driveway safe and sound at 11pm. We then unloaded the trailer and put our furniture together because we couldn’t wait until the morning! It took us maybe half an hour to assemble a sofa and two chairs, slipcovers and all. I also would like to warn you now that I did not iron or steam the slipcovers, they went from the package to the furniture. I’m not really an ironing kind of girl, I’m hoping that over time and with some
body natural heat they will iron themselves out.
So this is how the room looks for now. I’m still debating a few things but I’m really liking it! I also took a picture of the buffet we purchased off Craigslist last week. I want to paint it white possibly, not sure if it will stay in the living room but that’s where it is for now.
I’m loving the brighter feel of the room! We’ll see if the curtains stay or get moved to the dining room and the coffee table might need to go too. What do you think? Are we crazy to have white slipcovered furniture with 4 kids and a dog?