Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Softness, No More Nakieness, and Lightness.

In 2012 we took a little trip to the mighty mississipp Ikea. We didn't take any bacon either... or beans. And we were no where near New Orleans. Anyways, we decided to relegate a small corner of our income tax money to help the house. So of course we went to Ikea, our favorite place on earth. Here is what we got:

Ikea Flokati 4.7' x 6.7' for $79.99

This has been on my bucket list as you know (link to my want of flokati here). I kept stroking it all the way through Ikea. Sooo soft. This will go in the living room under the couches. 
Two Ikea Enje Roller blinds - $24.99

These are for the living room as well. We have been opening and closing the curtains since we've lived here and it's getting old. I just want to walk around naked without showing the neighbors for heavens sake! These should help with that. 
Micke Desk - normally $70 but I got it for $54. 

Meet my new sewing table! I have looked high and low over Lexington for a table I can make-over but no luck. Everything is either too big or too small. I looked into putting two cabinets together and putting a top on it but this was a much cheaper option. Plus it's sleek and shiny. It really looks quite sexy. Rob has already built this so you'll be seeing it soon ;)

Lastly, and most importantly, remember our living room? And the whole lighting quandary? (link here)

Well, we discovered something we think is perfect:

The Ikea 365+ lighting system. It's a track light yes, which I'm sick of, but you can put both spotlights AND pendants on it. We're still working on the pendant, but we got the track system parts we need!

This will enable us to light up all corners of the living room without sacrificing the look of a pendant over the dining room table I've been pining over. 

As for the pendant, we've picked up the parts from Home Depot and Lowes. It will be a DIY and it's sooo cheap. Sorry to leave you hanging (har har) but I am going to keep that a secret for now in case our living room blows up. :)

Now we just need to build and install it all... 

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  1. Gosh, I love Ikea. I cannot wait to see your lighting setup!

  2. Mississipp-ikea!
    Good find!


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