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Date: 2/12/09 5:48 AM

Grand Opening for new IKEA store in Charlotte, NC on February 18!

Currently the closest IKEA store for me is Atlanta, GA and the thought of navigating the traffic there is too much, so I'm thrilled about the new Charlotte store. There have been so many posts about products purchased for our sewing rooms (tables, lighting, storage) and I'm really looking forward to checking out the 'goods' in person!

Gail

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Date: 2/12/09 6:26 AM

Thanks for posting this. I can't wait, either. I usually go to the ones up by DC when I go up in the summer. This will be much more convenient.

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Date: 2/12/09 12:57 PM

I have an IKEA about 5 minles from my house. It's been open for a few years, and they made a big fuss over it when it opened.

I have never been there. MIL invited me to go once, but I turned her down. What's so great about IKEA? That's not a snarky comment, i'm asking because I have never been there, and don't see the need to go. WHat am I missing?



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Date: 2/12/09 1:41 PM

I'm an Ikea fan, I did my sewing room from there and a bedroom. Good quality, reasonable prices, lots of options and an chance to express your handy side my building it yourself Really, it goes together pretty easily, even items with lots of parts. You have to look all over the store to collect the items you may want, for instance to fill a sewing room you'll have to look at chairs, tables, bases, lamps, storage, etc. (there may be a sewing room set up as a display, ours - in Woodbridge, VA - had one set up last year, don't know about now). Same with a bedroom or living area. I LOVE my sewing room stuff. LOVE it. And the bedroom is really good. Of course you're not getting Ethan Allen, but you didn't pay $4k for a chair, either.
Besides, it's fun.

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Date: 2/12/09 3:37 PM

I have one wall of a spare bedroom lined with tall Ikea shelves for my crafts. They are extra deep, I think 15 or 18 inches? Deep enough to hold folded yardage nicely. I always worried with wooden shelving about long-term reactions with the fabric but the Ikea ones are melamine (plastic). They clean super easy too. They are packed full. If I'm going to start collecting garment fabric, I'll need to take over another wall...

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Date: 2/12/09 5:00 PM

Ikea has well designed inexpensive furnitue. A great thing for a young person starting out. it isn't the well crafted stuff to hand down to the grandchildren...but if you need a table now...because you just moved to a new city and havn't very much money...they are the lace to go to.

They also sell really attractive kitchen stuff for not very much $$$. I love that they sell marimekko-esque fabric for a fraction of the cost of marimekko fabric.

They also sell extremely cute duvet covers in vibrant colors and very inexpensive lighting fixtures. they are big into good design. Another great thing to get there are really inexpensive wine glasses.

If you get easily overstimulated visually, don't go.

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Date: 2/12/09 11:22 PM

I can't wait! I've had a date planned to go with a girlfriend from Columbia for weeks. We're going to avoid the first couple of weekends because it's going to be cray, but if you do go then they're going to give away lots of prizes. One thing I'm hoping to find when I go is a better solution for handling recycling in the home. Our overflowing basket just isn't working for me...

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Date: 2/13/09 10:32 AM

If you get easily overstimulated visually, don't go

This is so true! And I would treat it like a trip to Vegas...decide how much money you will drop and stick to it. It's so cheap and cool you can easily BLOW right past your budget.

I love IKEA but the closest one to me is in Cincinatti.

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Date: 2/13/09 12:57 PM

Our Ikea had a two-for-one sale on all their fabric a couple of weeks ago, so I picked up a 35-meter bolt of muslin. That's the cheapest I can find it around here.

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Date: 2/13/09 1:09 PM

I agree with Sarah -- the furniture is functional and inexpensive but not something to hand down to the generations...that said you can't beat Ikea for the more consumable home items like glasswear, kitchen towels (you can get 100% cotton), fabric!!, inexpensive curtain rods and panels that are so long you can cover really long window, duvet covers (I add buttons and buttonholes since for $20 you just get a flap opening), throw rugs and my favorite -- puck lights. They have a great selection of kitchen gadgets for reasonable prices - like small spatulas and whisks, measuring tools, fry pans and pot holders. And don't forget the candles - don't we all need the bag of 100 tea lights for $3?

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