We all take shortcuts in life. If we did everything the hard way, we would have reinvented the wheel 47 trillion times and still be forced to make popcorn on the stove top (which I prefer FYI). So when I went to Ikea this past weekend and they informed me that their Merete Curtains in Bleached (aka white) were indefinitely out of stock in all of California, I sorta lost it.
At only $19.99 the Merete is my “go to drapery” when designing a room on a budget. Simple lines, heavy canvas cloth and truly white in color, they are an excellent value for the price. I speak from experience since I used them in my own house for the music room make over. With very little effort and even less cash, you can jazz these babies up! I was looking to use them in the baby nursery that I am doing for a client. I envisioned them trimmed out with double strands of pompom fringe in turquoise and red. It was going to be big impact for less than $50 including materials and labor. Now I have to go with the more expensive option from West Elm …. which is all good, but it still peeves me off ever so slightly.
Honestly Ikea, you can keep the nation fueled on cinnamon buns and cheap hot dogs but keeping a basic item such as curtains in stock in ANY of your stores is an issue? SHAME ON YOU IKEA….SHAME ON YOU!
(But secretly, you know I still love you Ikea. I will see you on Friday. Meet me by the concession stand. I will be the one with the hot dog and West Elm bags.)