“I have a crush on this table”
That’s how blogger LSASPACEY describes this drop-leaf table I picked up today from Ikea:
I’m not saying crushing on tables is what’s hot in the streets, “but i understand” (c) Chris Rock. This table is super striking, space saving, versatile and only $50…very exciting. I bought it for my for my 5yo to do his independent kindergarten study, but I might have to relocate it to the grown folks study- it’s too fresh!
I was not looking forward to spending any more money on furniture- but alas the boy needed a desk. I guess this one was worth it.
I’ve been spending a lot of time in Ikea lately. Ikea is like the H & M of furniture- everything looks really cool and is priced great, but the quality is often questionable. And just like you wouldn’t want a wardrobe exclusively from H & M, Ikea is not the kind of place you want to pick up ALL of your furniture. Because yes, there is such thing as too much particle board in one apartment
However, when you’re trying make a dollar out of 15 cents like I am this winter, Ikea is filled with endless possibilities- especially if your willing to get creative. I think I may have crossed over into dependency.
For Example– All of the cups in my house look like this:
I’ve been strecting the a la cart fabric over canvases to make some quick wall art:
Employing the old expidit bookcase standby tactic:
Creating impromptu fake flower arrangements:
It’s getting a little out of hand.
Nice to know I’m not the only one.
Here’s a post from Apartment Therapy detailing their favorite stuff from the Boxy Blue Giant:
In fact, there’s an entire blog dedicated solely to tricking out Ikea Materials.
As a parent, it is also important to not how INCREDIBLY child friendly it is. It’s really amazing on that front. I would go into detail but luckily Heather Chapman of Lexington Kentucky has already blogged about it, so I don’t have to:
Enjoy! Viva la Ikea!