On Friday morning I had the urge to purge ... my closet.
I also thought of a few other things that I was on the hunt for and a quick trip to neighborhood stores turned into a minor trek to Ikea.
Ikea is about 40 minutes away without traffic.
So, armed with my camera and lollipops (they buy a lot of 2 year old time) I headed out.
It must have been the blue words and yellow arrows that confused me. It's not like I've never been there before but I went the wrong way. Not only did I skip the second floor showroom but I grabbed a weird and totally wonky wheeled cart.
The plan was to look at and feel a LACK side table to guess whether it could be painted.
I also wanted storage solutions--remember the urge to purge.
In all of my brain dead, seriously dumbass stupor, I forgot my camera until I got to lighting.
The saving thought was that I needed to run a few options by my husband.
Right about here I stopped idiot drooling and woke up.
I liked this pendant but have concerns about keeping it clean.
Love but not enough light for my kitchen table.
I looked at so many things and went away with thoughts on...
these ready made linen curtains that would work in my bedroom for $50 a pair.
Interesting aside-- for us "hang 'em high drapery snobs" Ikea finishes the tops of all curtains (most bottom out at 98 inches) but leaves the bottoms undone. Also for the non-sewing folks they include iron-in hem tape.
Still a tad short for those that prefer a proper 4 inch doubled hem, but it beats the crap out of useless 84 inch curtains.
I also found many lighting ideas that need to be revisited with the hubster in tow.
I recalled O'verlays but could not recall which items they were compatible with.
It was rather tiring.
But here is what I came home with.
An array of containers to liberate my closet from "dreaded droop" or my name for stacks of clothing and unmentionables that begin to slide about after a week or two and appear droopy.
Tell me this candlestick isn't groovy! I just wish it were orange.
This huge 21 x 21 frame. I used it to frame a vintage Vera scarf.
It was meant for the 2 year old's room but it has become a happy welcome when coming in the garage entrance.
I have another scarf I would like to frame too.
Ikea has frames and then there are real Ikea frames. The former are suited for and displayed in store as a great way to frame giant kid art. The latter are more on par with something you might buy at Bed,Bath and Beyond.
My 21 x 21 frame was only eight bucks but I wanted to make sure I liked it before I went hog wild.
I bought these for the 14 year old girl's room. Two windows at $14.99 each. Yay!
I neglected to buy hardware there.
Here is the one very smart purchase.... drumroll...
Somehow in the midst of all that yellow and blue signage I missed the kid area that I promised my little miss.
In my drooling search for LACK tables in the warehouse before the checkouts I saw this cutie for $14.99!!!!!
Santa should be so smart.
She hasn't stopped playing with it but to sleep or eat.
Bonus for me, it folds flat in literally 2 seconds so I can stash it when I want to be all cool, like I don't have kid stuff in my house.
I think I am headed back today.
I think I am headed back today.