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I’ve said it before, and I still mean it. As long as I’m not visiting this store on a weekend (in which it transforms into the seventh circle of Hell), I love casually shopping around at Ikea.
On weeknights, it’s abandoned and quiet. I can peruse the displays and think of new ideas for the house without running into people or overhearing a heated argument from a young couple who can’t agree on dining chairs (I sympathize, though – I’ve totally been that couple before).
For instance: a pebbled back splash wouldn’t really fit the style of my house, and seems impractical, but certainly brings in a lot of texture.
And I’ve been wanting a bar cart for the dining room, but maybe I should buck the trend and go with more of a floating shelf idea – more “speakeasy” than “Agatha Christie garden party” (which is what drink carts make me think of – mint mojitos on a patio, Great Gatsby-style).
And under cabinet LED lights. Sign me up:
I don’t like writing down info. I take snapshots with my phone instead – so I can remember what I want to find later (I do this when reading magazines at the salon, too).
I’ve gotten much better about not walking out with another $200 in extra goods I don’t need. And I was really tempted this time, too:
$399! A real designer might call those “awesome lines”. And a matching chair with a footstool, too:
‘Scuse me as I wipe the drool off mah face.
I’ll give you guys a sneak peek of what I DID grab, though:
It seems plain, but I think it’s just right. More on that soon.