And now for a little surprise. They boys and I are in Minnesota! We made an impromptu road trip east to spend time with my family. If you follow us on Facebook, you’ve seen glimpses of our vacation, including a day at the lake spent hunting down tiny shells, a visit to a petting zoo, and a ride in a fire truck.
Of course, we have our must stop places, including Ikea. I figured, “Why not share some of my favorite finds because I can’t take ’em all home with me?” So, that’s what I’m doing. But I forgot my real camera. Instead, I have crappy iPhone pictures to share, but you get the idea.
Glossy gray finish + long, sleek shape = perfect desk/sofa table.
For 30 bucks, I loved the industrial shape and finish of this pendant. But I don’t know why the clips are brass?
Of course Ikea is a great place to find bold, affordable rugs. I couldn’t find a link to this striped rug, but for $15, it could add drama to a kitchen, hall, or bathroom.
Speaking of bathroom rugs, I seriously considered taking this one home with me. After debating with myself, I decided to leave it behind because I didn’t want too much pattern competition in the bathroom.
I guess I’ve been on a stripe kick lately, because I these towels caught my eye. At fifteen bucks each, I couldn’t bring myself to add it to the cart.
I need throw blankets like I need a hole in my head, but the colors of this are great.
However, I couldn’t resist getting a yard of fabric. The one I got is in the picture. Any guesses which one?
These woven planters are cute and versatile. Use as a planter, on a desk top to corral pens, in a bathroom for soaps or towels, in a kitchen to hold utensils. Whatever tickles your pickle.
For the main bathroom, I’d like to find or make a cute clothes hamper. Though this planter was too wide for our small linen closet, I think it could work well in another space.
Love the design of this rug, but I don’t have much pink in our house…
Now that we’ve got a new house with plenty of ugly light fixtures, I had a new appreciation for lighting. Especially this one with a simple shape.
So many good, new things lately. And those were the ones I didn’t buy! What’s your favorite recent Ikea purchase? Do you have a favorite Ikea department? Maybe you’ve hacked an Ikea piece? Share your favorites!