Remember earlier in the week when I talked about going to Ikea with my sister?
Well...we had a fabulous time, spent over three hours shopping and spent way more money than we probably should have but it was all worth. Ikea's always a fun place to shop but with my sister it's even better.
A few of you express interest in what I was going to pick up so I thought a quick haul post was in order.
My sister had a list of things to look for and pick up, I on the other hand was along for the ride and just hoping I would find something to bring home with me.
The first item I decided on was this small, white garbage can to be used to hold doggie food. Let me tell you this is a big improvement over it's replacement...a ice cream bucket!
I'd say this is much more stylish and charming to have tucked into the corner of the kitchen.
It's the perfect height too! Shelby is just slightly too short to be able to stick her nose in there and steal food.
For this next find let me just say I don't know where I've been all these years.
In past trips to Ikea I've always skipped over the pillow section for some reason, not realizing the gems they have!
I picked up two 20X20 inserts and two covers.
All four items together where just under $18!
I'm still in shock I think.
Have any of you bought Ikea pillows before?
I'm curious about how they will hold up . . . did I just find the best place ever to purchase throw pillows or will they turn out to be ho-hum?
I stood in the pillow section for a very long time trying to figure out which slipcover to pick up. In the end I just couldn't walk away from this cute flower print.
For now I have them adding a little softness to my metal chairs in the kitchen.
Soon I'm sure reality will set in and I'll move them somewhere else in the house where they won't end up on the floor quite so much.
For today, I'm loving the softness they add to the eating nook.
And then of course there are the curtains.
I picked up a new set of semi-sheers for the living room. They have a nice cotton feel to them and I love the way they diffuse the light with a soft glow even on a cloudy, gloomy days like today.
They have a pretty raised stitched design on them that make them a little more interesting than a simple panel.
I love them.
I picked up another set of curtains just for the fun of it.
As you can see I haven't opened them yet since I really have no idea where I'm going to use them right now.
These are simple lace panels with a scalloped edge. Truthfully, I have never in my life owned a pair of lace curtains so I'm sort of stepping out of the box with this one but for some reason I was drawn to them. They may end up in some sort of project instead of in their traditional role - - we'll see.
And last but not least, I fell for another set of pillows.
I saw these during our walk through the idea's area. They're what prompted me to search out the pillow section to begin with.
A little more spendy at $32 for both covers and inserts but still a pretty good price I think.
I love the linen like fabric they are made from. The pretty detailing in the middle and the sweet ruffles along the sides make them easier to love also. LOL
So there you go . . . my Ikea haul.
Not that exciting I guess if your not into curtains and pillows.
Being that I'm on a big pillow kick right now you can imagine I'm one happy lady!
Have a great day now,