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I am wanting to buy my 19 month old new bedroom furniture, but on a budget, has anyone bought ikea furniture for their dc, I am curious to how it will hold up. Let me know if there is anything that you reccomend.<br>
Thanks in advance, you guys are great!
 

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We have a plastic table and chairs, a rug, curtains, and a crib that converts to a toddler bed, it's all holding up great, and the table takes a lot of beatings. We've had it since Sept though. The crib still looks great too (maybe cause it's just used half the night?)
 

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we use ikea furniture for our dd (children's table and chairs) and also just for us (my dh's dresser, etc.), and so far all of it has held up very well. Everything we've purchased so far has turned out to be sturdy.
 

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We bought ds the <a href="http://www.ikea.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?topcategoryId=15558&catalogId=10103&storeId=12&productId=53015&langId=-1&categoryId=16182&chosenPartNumber=S99811595" target="_blank">Ateles</a> extendable bed. We had a twin mattress already so we didn't do the extendable part but there is a mattress that extends to match. It seems really solid and so far has held up really well.
 

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we have a few things and they are holding up well. DD has <a href="http://www.ikea.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?topcategoryId=15558&catalogId=10103&storeId=12&productId=11210&langId=-1&categoryId=16182&chosenPartNumber=70032583" target="_blank">this</a> bed and it's cute and all, but a PITA to get a sheet on this especially if you are also using a waterproof layer when it's folded up.
 

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Thanks for all the imput!<br><br>
What table and chairs do you guys have from there? I have looked at a couple different ones but I cant decide.
 

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Check what's available on your local Craigslist, too - I've found if you stick to the solid wood pieces, you can sometimes get stuff very cheap but still in great shape. The Diktad line is all solid wood, for example.
 

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We have gotten the Svala set of table and chairs and they are made pretty sturdy (solid wood), I was surprised for the price! It was important to me that when my ds has made a mess of it with paint and glue all over it I would not regret it, unlike with an expensive table set<br><br><a href="http://www.ikea.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?topcategoryId=15567&catalogId=10103&storeId=12&productId=15601&langId=-1&categoryId=15668&chosenPartNumber=87474709" target="_blank">http://www.ikea.com/webapp/wcs/store...umber=87474709</a>
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">We have gotten the Svala set of table and chairs and they are made pretty sturdy (solid wood), I was surprised for the price! It was important to me that when my ds has made a mess of it with paint and glue all over it I would not regret it, unlike with an expensive table set<br><br><a href="http://www.ikea.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?topcategoryId=15567&catalogId=10103&storeId=12&productId=15601&langId=-1&categoryId=15668&chosenPartNumber=87474709" target="_blank">http://www.ikea.com/webapp/wcs/store...umber=87474709</a></div>
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We've had this same one for over a year and it's held up great. I frequently sit in the chairs myself (at 7.5 mos pregnant, so I'm not small!) and they don't creak or wiggle or anything. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">We have gotten the Svala set of table and chairs and they are made pretty sturdy (solid wood), I was surprised for the price! It was important to me that when my ds has made a mess of it with paint and glue all over it I would not regret it, unlike with an expensive table set<br><br><a href="http://www.ikea.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?topcategoryId=15567&catalogId=10103&storeId=12&productId=15601&langId=-1&categoryId=15668&chosenPartNumber=87474709" target="_blank">http://www.ikea.com/webapp/wcs/store...umber=87474709</a></div>
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We got dd this same set for Christmas and love it! We stained it and painted the top with chalkboard paint, and it looks really nice. She loves having a table she can draw on, too.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">we have a few things and they are holding up well. DD has <a href="http://www.ikea.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?topcategoryId=15558&catalogId=10103&storeId=12&productId=11210&langId=-1&categoryId=16182&chosenPartNumber=70032583" target="_blank">this</a> bed and it's cute and all, but a PITA to get a sheet on this especially if you are also using a waterproof layer when it's folded up.</div>
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We have lots of Ikea furniture in our house and have had good luck with everything for the most part. We have this same bed it held up fine at the smallest setting, but once we expanded it and Ds jumped on it a few too many times he broke the particle board at the foot of the bed. Dh just replaced it and supported it better and it is good as new, but something to think about. I agree, changing the sheets can be a PITA.
 

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We also have the Svala table and chairs!! We painted ours white and lavender and it's very easily washed off now. It has held up great to two toddlers, too!! We almost got one from Pottery Barn, but no way until my kids are much older and much easier on furniture. I am thinking about getting toddler beds from Ikea, as well. A toddler bed is only going to last a couple/few years, so you really don't need something that is super good quality. I have a queen bed from Ikea and didn't have much luck with it. It made 3 different moves and all the taking apart really did a number on it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> But for children's furniture I absolutely LOVE IKEA!!! They have great design ideas, too.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">we have a few things and they are holding up well. DD has <a href="http://www.ikea.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?topcategoryId=15558&catalogId=10103&storeId=12&productId=11210&langId=-1&categoryId=16182&chosenPartNumber=70032583" target="_blank">this</a> bed and it's cute and all, but a PITA to get a sheet on this especially if you are also using a waterproof layer when it's folded up.</div>
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Hey, that's the bed I wanted to get my girls. Would you recommend it???? Other than the sheet issue? It comes with the mattress, right? I'm bummed since we spent $150 on a crib mattress and then wound up co-sleeping. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
Oh, we also have this bookcase and it's super cute and has also held up great.<br><br><a href="http://www.ikea.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?topcategoryId=15567&catalogId=10103&storeId=12&productId=53304&langId=-1&categoryId=16321&chosenPartNumber=70077246" target="_blank">http://www.ikea.com/webapp/wcs/store...umber=70077246</a>
 

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We also have this bed and love it because its very narrow and fits in our tiny shared room (it's set up adjacent to our queen bed). It's the same width as a crib mattress but longer, so it will last longer than they typical toddler bed (i.e. converted crib), I figure. It's a little annoying that no sheets fit it exactly, but we just tuck in twin bed sheets on it and it is fine.<br><br><a href="http://www.ikea.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?topcategoryId=15567&catalogId=10103&storeId=12&langId=-1&parentCats=15567*16113*16261&categoryId=16161&productId=69995&chosenPartNumber=S39836495" target="_blank">http://www.ikea.com/webapp/wcs/store...mber=S39836495</a>
 
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