This past weekend, Ikea had some specials. Here was one of the ads:
My reaction was a little somethin’ like this:
WHAT!?!?! I DIDN’T KNOW THAT IKEA HAD BARSTOOLS LIKE THAT?!?! HOLY SHMOLY!! I COULD PAINT THOSE SUCKERS WHITE AND THEY WOULD LOOK LIKE TOTALLY VOLCANIC (hot, people) I KNOW THEY AREN’T LISTED ONLINE…I JUST KNOW IT!
So I checked. And I was right. They are not listed online.
Currently we have two counter height barstools from Pier 1. They are slim profile with metal legs and a woven seat. The problem is this: our counter/bar is not very deep. So in order to sit comfortably with your knees under the counter and not jammed up into the paneling, you must scoot your hiney back and then lean forward. That last part sounds like a rap song 🙂 But maybe our patooties are too big because we feel like our derriere is falling off the chair.
That is the prob bob. And it doesn’t help that one of the stools has a bent leg. I thought about posting a weight limit sign on the stool but then that would be tacky…I’ll just let the fatty take a tumble 🙂
One day maybe my rear end will only be four inches deep…I could be dreaming though. I think I was born with a bigger bootie than that….and I ain’t talking about baby shoes 🙂 These babies are gonna make it into the yard sale pile….maybe someone will buy them that can fit….like a child or a dwarf or anyone on Dancing with the Stars.
It didn’t take long for my boyfriend and I to head down to our lovely Atlanta branch of Ikea to check out the fabu barstools. Obviously they were sold out of the antique stained version at the too-good-to-be-true price of $20. Buuuuuutttt we did see something that caught our eye.
They carried this stool in WHITE!!! Sure, they weren’t the best price in the world…$60 a piece. I have listed all the reasons I love them:
- They require no work (apart from assembly).
- They break up all that woody-woodwork in the kitchen.
- The backs are low enough to not block the open feel of the kitchen/den.
- The seats are large enough for an adult-sized bootwha.
- They resemble a much pricier Pottery Barn version
So there you have it – yet another reason to visit Ikea asap…or any store for that matter….because just like a dog’s stomach, you never know what’s inside!