Dots, that is, thanks to Ikea. The boys and I made a somewhat impromptu trip to Minnesota to visit family and friends. Trips back always include an Ikea run, this time looking for pillow inserts and a rug. The lovely as ever Shavonda super sweetly sent me two Lappljung Ruta covers, so I bought two inserts.
While I’m super impressed with the cover quality (especially for ten bucks!), I’m not as happy with the Inner inserts. I guess for $2.99 I can’t really complain. Unfortunately, I bought two thinking they’d nicely fill each pillow. Wrong. I had to use both for one plump pillow. Now I’m wishing I hadn’t been in such a hurry, because the Fjädrar down inserts are only $6.99. Oh well, I can always make an insert.
Polka dots are fun, but don’t clash with the striped curtains.
Orange isn’t a prominent color in our house, but it’s slowly growing on me. Just like the orange background of the Green Eggs and Ham painting.
Rather than spending more money on a large (8 by 10 or larger) rug, I decided to get something smaller to fit between the beds. I don’t think I’d be willing to put any more of this bold color on the floor.
My other option was a 5 by 8 blue and cream flat weave chevron rug from Home Goods for $69. It was super tempting, but I wasn’t thrilled with how thin it was. Even hanging, the corners and edges had begun to curl.
Aside from three zoo trips, a Mall of America day (with a quick Ikea stop before), mini golf, and a few beach days, I helped my sister with a few projects. This two tone dresser is hers:
I don’t know about you, but I can’t stop thinking of these light weight panels. Ready to paint and much lower commitment than tile, tack to the wall in each corner and you’re done.