HomeFairfax General ForumArrest/Ticket SearchWiki newPictures/VideosChatArticlesLinksAbout
Off-Topic :  Fairfax Underground fairfax underground logo
Welcome to Fairfax Underground, a project site designed to improve communication among residents of Fairfax County, VA. Feel free to post anything Northern Virginia residents would find interesting.
IKEA
Posted by: hoocoodanode ()
Date: June 13, 2011 04:02PM

I need to get some furnishings to tide me over until I can get something of better quality. Does anyone have any experience with IKEA curtains and mirrors?

Oh, I found this video on YouTube. Ha.


Options: ReplyQuote
Re: IKEA
Posted by: eesh ()
Date: June 13, 2011 04:08PM

IKEA is okay quality.



Go when it is extremely packed and the checkout employees are overwhelmed. You won;t believe the stuff that you can "overlook" when you go through the self-checkout lines.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: IKEA
Date: June 13, 2011 04:15PM

Ikea is good on some and average on others. If you like modern and streamlined, you will like Ikea.

-----------------------------------------------

"...your suffering will be legendary even in Hell!"

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: IKEA
Posted by: More Complete ()
Date: June 13, 2011 04:30PM

IKEA is great if you plan on throwing it away in 5 years. Does not last. Mostly particle board crap.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: IKEA
Posted by: Warhawk ()
Date: June 13, 2011 06:55PM

As More Complete said: IKEA is good for crap particle board furniture that you'll change out in 4-6 years. Children's bedroom furniture comes to mind. Some of it's pretty cute, but it's essentially disposable. For one of my daughter's bed frames, I kneeled on it to get some leverage and ended up cracking one of the longer frame boards - the thing was a week old. Thankfully, I could fix it with some Gorilla glue and some brackets.

__________________________________
That's not a ladybug, that's a cannapiller.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: IKEA
Posted by: Moose ()
Date: June 13, 2011 11:22PM

I've had curtains and mirrors from there. The mirrors? Kind of hard to explain. Seems as if the mirror is some other sort of product than mirrors we're use to. You'll notice, when you go to windex it. The curtains? Just like everyone else said ... they'll look nice for awhile, a few years, but not something that will last for years.
I do have a bedroom set from there that has lasted quite nicely, however. The thing that has actually shocked me ... the queen mattress I have (purchased one of the higher priced ones), has been the best mattress I've ever owned.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: IKEA
Posted by: hoocoodanode ()
Date: June 14, 2011 02:20PM

I went there this morning. I got some curtains (I didn't get a rod because I didn't like the way any of them looked), a 4-pack of small mirrors (the reflection looks kinda funky though--sorta like mirrors in toy makeup kits--so I might not put them up, and a desktop and four legs. This stuff should do until I can get the real deal.

A couple of the kitchen setups looked really nice, but I don't think I trust the quality enough to put it in my kitchen.

Oh, and we must be ready for a full moon, because people are driving more erratic than usual. Beware!!!

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: IKEA
Posted by: Stinkfist ()
Date: June 14, 2011 02:22PM

What's with the cafeteria in IKEA? That place has some goofy fucking food.

I just bought a shitty coffee table and now I think Ill munch on some meatballs and smoked fish.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: IKEA
Posted by: TheMeeper ()
Date: June 14, 2011 02:59PM

Stinkfist Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> What's with the cafeteria in IKEA? That place has
> some goofy fucking food.
>
> I just bought a shitty coffee table and now I
> think Ill munch on some meatballs and smoked fish.

IKEA is from Sweden and their eatery sells Swedish food.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: IKEA
Posted by: gross ()
Date: June 14, 2011 03:02PM

really giving it to her, eh?

Warhawk Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> my daughter's
> bed frames, I kneeled on it to get some leverage
>

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: IKEA
Date: June 14, 2011 03:18PM

Stinkfist Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> What's with the cafeteria in IKEA? That place has
> some goofy fucking food.
>
Ikea's cafeteria rocks! Swedesh meatballs and lingonberry juice for all!!!!!!!!!!111111

-----------------------------------------------

"...your suffering will be legendary even in Hell!"

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: IKEA
Posted by: Stinkfist ()
Date: June 14, 2011 03:21PM

Pinhead the Cenobite Wrote:

> >
> Ikea's cafeteria rocks! Swedesh meatballs and
> lingonberry juice for all!!!!!!!!!!111111


I had some sparkling apple drink that was good.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: IKEA
Posted by: SoylentGreen ()
Date: June 14, 2011 05:07PM

hoocoodanode Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
>> Oh, and we must be ready for a full moon, because
> people are driving more erratic than usual.
> Beware!!!


A friend once told me that a full moon doesn't make the crazies come out, they're always there but the light of the full moon makes them easier to spot.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: IKEA
Posted by: sleepin ()
Date: June 14, 2011 08:09PM

Moose Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> I do have a bedroom set from there that has lasted
> quite nicely, however. The thing that has
> actually shocked me ... the queen mattress I have
> (purchased one of the higher priced ones), has
> been the best mattress I've ever owned.


Ha... damn right. I got an Ikea mattress and it's been one of the best I've ever owned as well.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: IKEA
Posted by: philabuster ()
Date: June 14, 2011 11:22PM

my gf's condo was completely redone with Ikea everything. not only does it look cheap, the kitchen cabs are already falling off the wall. but she pwned it off to a Mexican b4 things got crazy. that's my girl.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: IKEA
Posted by: Moose ()
Date: June 14, 2011 11:24PM

sleepin Wrote:
------------------------------------------------
Ha... damn right. I got an Ikea mattress and
it's been one of the best I've ever owned as well.


Yeah, after having spent tons of dough on mattress/boxspring sets over the years, to have them sink in the middle (and I'm not a big person) I was quite frustrated and didn't want to spend more just to have the same thing happen again. I thought, "WTH, I'll give it a try (mattress from Ikea), if it sucks, well at least I didn't spend a ton on money". To my shock, I think ... it's been 5 years that I've had the mattress, it's still like new. Very pleased with that purchase.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: IKEA
Posted by: Harry Tuttle ()
Date: June 14, 2011 11:28PM

What's up with not being able to flip mattresses over these days?

New mattresses aren't "allowed" to have handles... Some federal law... BULLSHIT!

They just want to cut our mattress life in half...

The Man has got us by the balls, y'all...

Signatures are for fags

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: IKEA
Posted by: FLAbuster ()
Date: June 14, 2011 11:53PM

Moose Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> sleepin Wrote:
> ------------------------------------------------
> Ha... damn right. I got an Ikea mattress and
> it's been one of the best I've ever owned as
> well.
>
>
> Yeah, after having spent tons of dough on
> mattress/boxspring sets over the years, to have
> them sink in the middle (and I'm not a big person)
> I was quite frustrated and didn't want to spend
> more just to have the same thing happen again. I
> thought, "WTH, I'll give it a try (mattress from
> Ikea), if it sucks, well at least I didn't spend a
> ton on money". To my shock, I think ... it's been
> 5 years that I've had the mattress, it's still
> like new. Very pleased with that purchase.


same here I got the 150$ thinnest mattress put it on a west elm slotted bed frame. it's awesome, firm, no nonsense. had it about 5 yrs as well, still great.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: IKEA
Posted by: Moose ()
Date: June 15, 2011 10:52PM

Harry Tuttle Wrote:
-----------------------------------------------------

What's up with not being able to flip mattresses over these days?

New mattresses aren't "allowed" to have handles... Some federal law... BULLSHIT!

They just want to cut our mattress life in half...

The Man has got us by the balls, y'all...



I guess the Fed's need to go knock on Ikea's doors then ... mine has handles on the sides, easy to flip.

Options: ReplyQuote


Your Name: 
Your Email (Optional): 
Subject: 
Attach a file
  • No file can be larger than 75 MB
  • All files together cannot be larger than 300 MB
  • 30 more file(s) can be attached to this message
Spam prevention:
Please, enter the code that you see below in the input field. This is for blocking bots that try to post this form automatically.
  *******   ********  ********        **  ******** 
 **     **  **        **              **  **    ** 
        **  **        **              **      **   
  *******   ******    ******          **     **    
        **  **        **        **    **    **     
 **     **  **        **        **    **    **     
  *******   **        ********   ******     **     
This forum powered by Phorum.