Mimi Sue's Cottage

A home is much more than a house built of lumber, brick, or stone. A home is made of love, sacrifice, and respect. We are responsible for the homes we build. We must build wisely, for eternity is not a short voyage. There will be calm and wind, sunlight and shadows, joy and sorrow. But if we really try, our home can be a bit of heaven here on earth. Thomas S Monson







Tuesday, May 10, 2011

A Box Full of Chair

The Mister went to California and while the cat was away the mice
decided to play.  So I went to IKEA and brought home a big box full
of chair. 


Isn't it amazing how they figured out how to get a great big chair into a kind of small box.  Good job engineers!





I'm the smiley one on the right.



I love it!  It was kind of fun putting it together without any supervision...

18 comments:

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I love it and good for you!!

Gayle said...

WHITE? Very versatile color. Congrqats on doing the assembly - I know it can be a buggar to get it right!

Rachel Berry said...

We bought the same chair when we visited the Draper Ikea last December. I too have the white slipcover as well as a beige one. I love Ikeas furniture it goes together so easily and quickly! Enjoy your new chair she looks great!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Amazing! I love it. What a great way to buy a chair.

Julie Harward said...

That is very cool and I love the chair!!! :D

Scrap for Joy said...

What a cozy little spot and kudos to you for putting it together by yourself! I love Ikea...i always manage to spend more than I intended when I visit but their stuff is just so darn cute!
Love your new washstand..I think it would be great painted white. I used to think it was sinful to paint solid wood but I have changed my opinion after seeing some of the amazing transformations on the design blogs out there!
xoxo
Joyce

Vintage Gal said...

I love when the cat's away and the mice play. Good job ;-)

Lisa said...

I love that you are the smiley one on the right. Hahahaha! I'd be the cussing one on the left.

GRAMS said...

That's a good looking chair. I can't believe you didnt invite me to go with you :)

La Vie Quotidienne said...

I think that my daughter has two chair like this and they are amazing. They are slipcovered and wash up beautifully. Hope you enjoy them.

wendy said...

I applaud you at being able to put that together. It looks fabulous.
I would start to hyperventilate at the mere thought of the chair in a box.
I love letting husbands come home to "little surprises".

Linda said...

Wow, a chair in a box...love it! It's always fun at Ikea! You cracked me up with the "smiley one on the right" LOL!

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

I LOOOOVE Ikea!! Great job, Mimi-Sue. It looks so adorable sitting there in it's cozy little corner. : )

Kathleen Grace said...

Doesn't Ikea have the cutest things!? Translating the instructions can be a trip, good for you that you were able to get it together. I love the way it looks:>)

Comeca Jones said...

Great for you!

Aubrey said...

Think I'm breaking the design rule of not having sets if I buy one or two of those when I already have the ektorp sofa? I'd get different slipcovers. I like yours--so jealous you can have white and it will stay that way. ;)

blessedmom's simple home said...

Ikea is about an hour's drive from here, and I've often thought that I'd like one of these chairs but wondered how I'd get it home. A box, imagine that!
It turned out great!
Blessings,
Marcia

Lallee said...

Now that is a clever design, and the chair looks great!