ikeapscabinetI pinned these images some time ago, as I do with most things that interest me. But more than that I actually wanted one of these cabinets in my home. IKEA South Africa, under the name of Nevada Furniture, sorted that out for me. In fact, for the last month “IKEA SOUTH AFRICA” has been my number one search, so even though I told my friends and shared this news with my readers, there are still thousands of people who have no clue that you can purchase IKEA here. Cape Town just got their first showroom but fear not, they are in the midst of plans for Johannesburg to get their own.

SO HOW DOES IT WORK, EXACTLY?

You log onto IKEA.co.uk, view their catalog and save the ones you love. Then go to Nevadafurniture.co.za and place your order. They go once a month and order both for the showrooms and for requests. I opted for the latter and was pleasantly surprised how efficient the service was. You’ll get your purchase within a 6 week period depending on customs. Nevada Furniture does have a mark-up but keep in mind there are import costs so I think they are quite fair, also just consider that you cannot get IKEA anywhere else in South Africa. You can see my PS cabinet over here on Instagram.

Building it was actually fun and didn’t take that long. One can enjoy the satisfaction of completing this job because sometimes they can be complicated to install. I have decided to order a second one so go beside it. They are available in red as well, for R1899!

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