Thursday, March 21, 2013

WHAT'S ON MY IKEA LIST



Since we're on Spring Break this week, yesterday we skipped town for a few days.  We didn't go far and don't have big plans...staying in a hotel, flipping through cable (which we don't have at home), and eating out is enough to keep us happy.  

However, you can bet I'm squeezing some shopping in!  We just happen to be staying near Ikea, which I only get to visit about once a year, so I though I'd share with you what's been on my list.

#1- Lappljung Ruta pillows- Black and white aztec pillows.  I tried to buy these on my last trip, but they were sold out!  Hoping they are in stock this time.  Because clearly I need more black and white pillows.

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#2-The Expedit shelves.  For my son's room that we're working on.  Hoping these will provide a good balance of storage cubbies and display space for all of those Lego Star Wars ships.  I know you moms of boys know what I mean.

EXPEDIT Shelving unit IKEA Finished on all sides. Can also be used as a room divider.

#3-The Knappa light.  Not sure where it's going yet, I just like it and it's very affordable.

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#4-Ribba frames for these prints.  Not completely sure if these will work but I'm going to check them out.


#5-The Rast dresser.  I think.  I know, not much to look at, but there are countless options of fabulous ways to transform this $35 solid wood little dresser.
  
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I've searched Craig's List for over a year for matching nightstands, but these may be a good option since I haven't found anything else.  These are what I really really want, but no luck yet.

#6-I'm itching for a new rug for my entry.  Just going to check out options.

KOLDBY Cowhide IKEA The cowhide will retain its natural appearance and quality for a long time.
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#7-And, I'm not sure if I'll find them at Ikea or Homegoods, but I need some good drum shades.  I have a new pair of thrifted lamps and I'd love to do something like this with the shades-

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The large drum shade at Target isn't quite big enough so I'm hoping to come across a good option.

Hopefully we'll be visiting the big blue store this afternoon or tomorrow.  You can follow me on Instagram to keep up with all of the riveting details.  By the way, Instagram has quickly become my favorite form of social media.  Facebook, Twitter...I can take them or leave them but I'm addicted to my IG feed!  Are you on Instagram?


20 comments:

  1. Hope you are having a fabulous time on your little getaway!
    How funny - I am taking a roadtrip to Ikea today too! I have that Lappjung Ruta pillow (and so does Pam! We all match :). If you don't find it at yours let me know and I'll look at mine, and mail it to you. Totally loving the idea of the big drum shades with the gold interior….hope that one works out! Have fun!

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  2. i have been trying to get those pillows for a year at our store and they are constantly sold out. grrrr. i don't use facebook or twitter (too crazy personal ridiculous for me) but instagram. love love. like little blog posts of inspiration. follow @oliverandrust

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  3. You have to take a picture of your car for us, I'm envisioning your treasures strapped to the top! :) Have fun!

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  4. Hope you are enjoying your little get-away! I always have to have a list for IKEA or else I'm sunk the minute I walk inside the big doors -- so many things to see, touch & measure! We are fortunate (or maybe it's a curse) to have an IKEA about twenty minutes away. I have used several of the Expedits (different sizes) in my "Momma-Cave" and closet, in the guest room, and the Man-Cave. They are a wonderful storage system!

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  5. You should check out the drum shades at Lowe's too. Very nice and affordable!

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  6. Instagram is my new favorite too!! I'm soo visual, even when I read blogs I typically scroll through the pictures first and then read :) Have fun!!

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  7. Love that light too! And I want a cow hide rug SO bad. but they don't have the color I want :( We were just there yesterday - I picked up some small stuff and a couple things from the discount bin. And a lot of ideas!!! Have fun :)

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  8. Lots of great ideas ~ can't wait to see what you get! The $35 dresser is something I could use and the photos are inspiring.

    Have fun!

    Pat

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  9. They have cowhide rugs at Sam's Club for $99 here in Mississippi. They are as nice as any I have located at other retail locations. Just a thought if you have your heart set on one.

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  10. For all our bedrooms, we always buy the 3-drawer chests (sometimes called a batchelor chest) instead of the traditional night stands b/c they take up about the same amount of floor space but provide so much storage. I too had looked at these little wood chests in the Ikea catalog with a mind to get one & paint it, but I would have never thought of the great ideas you linked for doctoring up these little chests. Hmmmm, great ideas!!!

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  11. Well done! The things in the Ikea all are so wonderful, maybe I should buy something same!

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  12. oooooh, have fun! I'm overdue for an IKEA trip myself and have a list going too. :) Can't wait to see how you end up. Happy Spring Break!

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  13. I just did six shades in black with gold interiors for some antique wall sconces. They started out white. I should have primed them with a really good primer like gesso because it was difficult to get good enough coverage so bald spots don't show thru w/the lights on. And I used an oil based gold leaf to paint the insides.

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  14. You know I'm loving instagram as well, don't posts often, but I LOVE to see what everyone else is up to. Hope your trip to Ikea went well, and you know, I can always send you whatever you need from there if they are out of stock....any excuse to get me in that store works for me ;). Hope the kids are having a good break, I know mine are all ready for summer break to begin.

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  15. Jennifer,

    I am blog hopping and saw these on another blog--

    http://www.myoverlays.com/

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  16. I understand the list making totally. Our closest Ikea is 3 hrs. away so we always go with a list in hand. I love your choices! Have fun! xo Kristin

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  17. We are about 15 minutes from the Atlanta Ikea, but I stil don't make it in very often. Just found your blog... Great stuff! I am your newest follower!

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  18. LOVE the Lappljung Ruta pillow from IKEA! It just gives the room and interior more life! Bought one myself: http://lappljungruta.com/

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