Calling all IKEA shoppers

February 27, 2010


I need this swing.

Oh, the calming swinging motion it could provide...

In the school-age room at the CDC, our school-age coordinator would like a swinging chair for under her loft. I was excited to try and make one (that’s what the mystery legless chair was for), but trying to work out the logistics is just going to be more trouble than I want to expend right now.

The IKEA chair will work. It’s fairly cheap, and has just enough clearance so that it won’t hit the floor, and more importantly – it is not something Frankenstein-ish built by me. So, I’m throwing it out there – if you live near an IKEA and are willing to 1) buy it (in white if possible) 2) take it to a UPS store and have them ship it to me, I will send you a check for the amount of both costs plus a poem written just for you, a drawing of Lloyd and a mythical t-shirt.

I only need one, so don’t everybody volunteer at once, ok?

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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10 Responses to “Calling all IKEA shoppers”

  1. Keren Lowell Said on:

    Did you know that IKEA will absolutely not ship to Alaska? I’m in a desert, in so many ways. If I could though, I’d ship to you anything you want.


  2. Brad Said on:

    Hehe… It’s funny that the key features include this statement: “Swinging develops the sense of balance and body perception. It also brings a feeling of well-being and relaxation.”


  3. Karla Said on:

    I was thinking earlier today that we need to get together with John and Cheri soon and next weekend would probably work for us. We always meet up at Ikea, so I would be more than happy to pick one up. I’ll keep you posted on developments.


  4. Peggy Said on:

    Nice…I think I might like that in front of my TV.

    And Lauren you cut yourself too short…I KNOW you could build it…some pc piping, some cute fabric…but if your free time is scarce I too would be happy to get it for you. Let me know. I could get it this week.


  5. Brad Said on:

    When I read about the offer of an imaginary shirt, I rushed out and got the chair right away. I need an imaginary shirt to go with my imaginary pants. I can’t wait!

    They only had it in blue. And it’s ginormous. But it will be really fun to take to the shipping store and say, “I’d like to send this to Nebraska please.” Ha!


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