the quest for the perfect sofa

This past weekend we made another stop in Ikea, and for the first time we ate at their resturant. It's so cute! It's set up like a cafeteria, you have to get your tray, pick your food, and you may have a few ladies serve you some food depending on what you order - then you pay...brought me back to high school days...but yummier (is that a word) food - and of course, very affordable.
I had the Chicken Ceaser Salad

For dessert, myself, mom, husband + Lil Sis split this slice of chocolate cake - amazing!

My husband locked my sister in this chair...
all the other customers thought this was hilarious...

We found a bunch of little items in there that we're going to need and while I was eyeing a few couches, I left empty handed. I love Ikea, but I really do think their sofa's are overpriced. I do still have my eye on this dining set below, but I'm not buying a dining room table until we actually move in:

After Ikea, we randomly decided to stop in Jennifer Convertibles on the way to check out a deal I saw online at another store, and ended up finding EXACTLY what we had been looking for...
We saw her in the window, glanced at each other and knew she was the one. Once we got inside the store, she didn't let us down - this sofa was the best price out of anything else in town! They're having a crazy sale right now! Since we're not moving for another couple of weeks, and have nowhere to store it, we paid a deposit and will pick it up a few days after moving in.We ordered it in a light ivory color (not pictured). It's everything I wanted, a suede sectional with a chaise, that wasn't too big for our little place. We didn't get the ottoman - I have other plans!
(random photo of me from that day)

I was finally able to bring my husband over to the apartment to show him the exact unit that we got, since he had only seen an upgraded unit. He ended up seeing a completly different model that he liked even more and so we had to change our paper work to a completly different floor plan. The unit that we will now have has a bigger bedroom (5 feet larger than the one I originally chose) and has 2 walk in closets instead of one. I really don't know what I was thinking with the previous floor plan because we cannot share closets. Our fights about sharing a closet got so bad that we ended up getting him his own closet from Ikea that he uses at our current place, lol. So now he will finally have a real closet again, and continue to have one less topic to argue about. The new floor plan also has a bigger terrace. This was the floor plan that my mom told me to choose, but I was so overwhelmed that I just picked a random one.

By the way, here was a great sofa we spotted at Rooms To Go:
It has a pull out bed and retails for $788 (it's on sale right now). I really liked the sofa, but something told me to keep looking around...and I'm glad I did.

As a result of choosing this new floor plan, we'll now be moving next month instead of in June. Although I'm excited to get in the new place - I hate to pack, I hate moving! But it has to get done I guess...

How did you spend your weekend?

4 comments :

I BLEED PINK said...

Don't you just love IKEA.

My Dream Ring said...

I love that beige sofa, so chic and cute! Oh and I am obsessed with Ikea!

CURLY+NERDY said...

Thanks I'm in love with my sofa - I can't wait to get it delivered - I was really surprised about finding it at Jennifer Convertibles...Ikea needs to come down on their sofa prices

Dayka (Life +Style) said...

can't wait to see the photos of the new place--2 closets is always a plus!

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