I love Ikea. I get there once a year to shop because the store is 5 hours away, so I shop like crazy while I'm there and drag everything back home to put together and enjoy.
This year, I was all set to buy this Ranarp light fixture to hang in my laundry room when I spotted a very similar fixture on sale for $14!!!!!!!!!!!! Score!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It was definitely one of those "START THE CAR!" moments.
I began accumulating furniture for the dining room when I first moved in. The furniture I had already was minimal and not really my taste - without a huge budget, I took my time choosing the right pieces for the right prices by buying second hand furniture.
I found the hutch for $100, the dining table for $50, one Windsor chair for free, one Ikea Windsor chair for $5, four matching Windsor chairs for $40, an old Singer wrought iron sewing table for $90, two sets of drapes for $10, a chandelier I bought new on sale for $75 and an Ikea wicker chair that I already owned. The curtain rods are from Ikea also, $15 each including finials. Total cost including paint: $460. It also took me 6 years to complete... oh well, small price to pay for my dream space!!
To bring all the pieces together into one cohesive, pretty space I turned to Pinterest for inspiration and this is what I found (click HERE to see)
I like having easy access to things and a stepladder is a must in my house. This past week I picked up the Ikea Bekvam stepladder because it is the perfect height and it comes with a handy hook for hanging the stepladder.
I want this stepladder hung in my kitchen where it is nice and handy, but if it's going to be on display all the time I want it to be cute...