First of all, because of bad weather and mudslides, our marriage retreat at Kohl's Ranch will now be here in town. I was hoping for some exciting weather up north but also aware of the potential danger in driving in such conditions. So I'm fine with staying at a nice resort in Scottsdale.
Anyway, I had some extra time this morning and ran to IKEA. I didn't actually run. But I suppose I could have, it's only a mile away. But I would never think to go without an empty van, you know, in case I find a deal I can't refuse in the 'as is' section.
So today I went to look at kitchens and counter tops just to get some ideas before we begin our kitchen remodel. But first, a quick browse through 'as is'.
And I was rewarded.
Let me back up and explain that when Miranda moved out I was anticipating that she would take her IKEA couches. But the house she moved into had no room for any more couches. One of her couches works fine for now but this black & white one did not match anything in my home.
Well, while browsing in 'as is' I noticed a huge bin filled with slipcovers and I found the beige set that I had drooled over when I had entertained the idea of a slipcover. But I felt that $139.00 was too much when it's not even mine. And I didn't have any idea how long I would be storing it for Miranda.
WELL, get this... because it was in 'as is', each piece was priced separately and all five pieces came to a whopping $20.00!! I am getting a whole new look for $20.00! And it's the look I wanted!
THANKS, I knew you would share my joy!
Oh and lest you think I visit IKEA often... well I don't. I know it's crazy, but I want it to remain exciting each time I go, so I maybe walk through it once or twice a year. I know... and I live only a mile away. But I will do occasional browsing through 'as is' when I am specifically looking for an item. We have yet to ever assemble an item... since we always buy 'as is'... where everything is already assembled.
SO, there you have it... tips from an 'as is' shopper.