I love Ikea, I really do. I know I've already made that apparent, but I thought I'd remind you all again. The two hour trip last Friday was well worth it... I picked up almost everything on my Wish List and then some. We decided to wait on buying a desk because everything we looked had the "I put this together from a flat-packed box" appearance that I typically try to avoid. And the blue enamel pitcher I wanted was so tiny -- 6 inches will not suffice for pouring lemonade come June.
I'm not positive... but I think this face means Ulia likes the new love seat.
We successfully assembled the love seat on Friday night, and began working on the bed frame Monday evening. Old bed frame disassembled, entire room dusted and vacuumed, new frame pieced together: check. Three main support-screws later, Chris noticed something wrong with the fourth and final one. It was completely misshapen (almost stripped) and impossible to screw into the frame. I called Ikea, who told us we could drive two hours to "swing by" and pick up a new screw or wait 7 business days for them to ship it to our house (apparently they're shipping it alllllll the way from Sweden.)
At first I was pretty upset to think I'd be crashing on our couch for over a week... but we totally made it work. I present to you our awesome living-room-couch-bedroom-mattress:
Please ignore the mess and instead focus on how awesome it is that our mattress fits perfectly between our sectional and love seat. It reminds me of being a kid and creating sofa-forts out of blankets and couch cushions. We're on day 5 and I honestly haven't slept this soundly in a while. The mattress seems softer, the pillows are fluffier, and our comforter couldn't be any cozier. Not to mention it makes a great spot for watching two disks of True Blood in one setting.