As a result, our living room is getting the titivation treatment. Lick of paint here, lick of paint there, throw out the redundant furniture, not just the old sofas, but also the old Ikea stuff that was make-do-and-mend.
I sometimes wonder how Antiques Roadshow might look in the future — “When we turn the unit round, you can see the maker’s signature. The Allen key fixtures here and here mark it as one of the master Ikea’s work.”
Equally the presenters will disparage — “Yes, it has the same patina as the chipboard used by Ikea, but look here. Dowel pegs. Ikea rarely used dowel pegs. I’m afraid that what your great-aunt left you is an MFI copy.”
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