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By riceowlguy (Mon Mar 22, 2010 at 11:15:59 AM EST) (all tags)
and then smart again, maybe.


So, it turns out that the Sultan Alsarp 1/2 king foundations w/storage are NOT like box springs, and can't fit into a bed frame.  They ARE the bed frame, so to speak (once you attach the legs sold separately).  This had two consequences this weekend: one, my parents had to sleep on the air mattress both nights, and two, we had to go back to IKEA Saturday and get real box springs, and pay another delivery charge (which, thanks to the rain, was discounted).  I also got an Expedit bookcase/shelf thing in the same finish as all the bed stuff, just to fill up space and hold general bric-a-brac (eventually).  Everything got put together yesterday afternoon and I finally got to sleep on my new bed last night, two weeks after it was originally delivered (and a month after the room got painted).

I can't easily return the original foundations, because a) I rather stupidly got rid of the packaging before I knew if I would be satisfied with them, and b) they are too big to fit into my car (and I've already leaned on my friends with SUVs enough already).  So, attempting to salvage something from this without resorting to just putting them up on Craigslist, I'm going to move up the guest bedroom redo and use them to make another king bed down there (which I believe will fit, taking into account the need for door clearances, etc., just barely).  More painting drama soon!

Knee feels better now so I should be able to get back to tennis this week.

As it turns out, I did not miss any sailing because of my parents' visit, as yesterday was the first time in my short experience with the hobby that the skipper scrubbed the mission for having too much wind.  30-40 knots!  Also, Galveston Bay is like a big birdbath and if you get strong winds from the north it actually pushes the water out into the ocean, leaving the bay too shallow for a sailboat's keel.

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I still haven't forgiven Ikea by ObviousTroll (2.00 / 0) #1 Tue Mar 23, 2010 at 07:04:29 AM EST
for changing their color schemes. I have one Billy bookcase which a completely different crayon color from the others, despite them all being officially "brown".


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First rule of furniture by riceowlguy (2.00 / 0) #2 Tue Mar 23, 2010 at 09:18:27 AM EST
If you think you're going to want N of something and color matching is important, don't buy N-x now and figure you can get x later.

Of course, very few people know what N is up front.

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True. by ObviousTroll (2.00 / 0) #3 Tue Mar 23, 2010 at 09:25:31 AM EST
In my case we had some furniture wear out and be replaced, freeing up room for more books.



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What's more annoying by ObviousTroll (2.00 / 0) #4 Tue Mar 23, 2010 at 09:26:53 AM EST
is when you discover the guys who made the stain you used on your Ivar shelves changed their color numbering scheme. I mean, it can't have been more than 23 years since I put the first batch together. WTF?!?

;o)


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