Tuesday, June 19, 2012

What I really need is a 2003 IKEA Catalog

Planning a long distance move out of state is somewhat stressful.  Between calling landlords, hoping they'll return my calls, hiring people through Craigslist to check out apartments for me, and still trying to work and finish my certificate program, I really have little time.  I also have little money, which is why there will be no new furniture for the time being.

When I moved into my first apartment in Chicago after graduation, I went with the bare essentials: Bed, clothes.  However, the next apartment, my dream pad down the street from Wrigley, was fully furnished with matching furniture.  My bedroom set was lovely pine and grey wool upholstered items from IKEA.  While the various particle board stuff I've picked up here and there since then has broken and fallen apart, the solid wood stuff from IKEA remains, and is headed to Upstate New York with me. 

Not being able to buy new stuff, I'd really like to get another bedside table to make the next apartment slightly more functional.  When I purchased the line of bedroom furniture, there was only myself to consider.  Now, there's a boy in my bed.  I'd rather like to try to get another table, but I can't remember the name of the series.  I'm pretty sure there was a circle on one of the vowels?  What I need is a 2002 or 2003 IKEA catalog so I can find the name of the thing, then maybe have a chance of tracking one down online.  What I can't find is an actual copy of the darn catalog.  I guess IKEA wants me to just go to their store and buy something new, but not even a fan page of the discontinued items?  What is a poor IKEAn to do?

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