Monday, March 2, 2015

Yes To The Desk!

Happy Monday!  It was great to get the kids off to school this morning!  School was out four of the five days last week due to snow.  Mind you they were out the week before for winter break.  They were stuck home with me except for Thursday and Friday when I took them to the office with me so I could get some work done...and get out of the house.  I was going stir crazy and I'm pretty sure the kids were tired of me too.

Anyway, I took a trip to Ikea on Friday to grab the desk I wanted from the start.  My husband wasn't set on it at the beginning so I never bought it.  I was trying to find options that we both loved.  I originally bought an espresso desk from Target that I liked and come to find out, he didn't.  So I then ordered this desk because I liked the industrial look of it, also from Target, but I wasn't crazy about the patchwork top.

So it was back to this one.  I had to convince hubby to like it, but in the end he likes it too.  I went with the Lerberg trestle legs and Linnmon glossy white top.  Together they look perfect.  I wanted to mix the gray and white instead of doing an all dark piece.


It was actually hubby's call to go with the glossy top instead of the plain white one.  Good choice I think.


So glad this part of the room is nearing completion.  I've got more work to do on the main side.  Still trying to decide on a new headboard or working with what I've got.

lamp: Ikea
plant pot and plant: Ikea
chair: Target
cross: Hobby Lobby
 
 
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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Ikea Rast Hacks

One of the things I've been shopping for in the master bedroom is a nightstand for my husband's side of the bed.  When we bought our bedroom set years ago, we were living in a two bedroom town home.  Out room wasn't big enough for the bed and two nightstands, so we only bought one.  So now that we are in a new home with plenty of space, we want another nightstand.  The furniture company no longer produces this set so I've been searching Craigslist for a mate and other furniture stores for something similar.
 

On my search, I kept coming across the Ikea Rast dresser.  It is a basic three drawer wood dresser that can be stained or painted to suit your taste.  I liked the price too at $34.99.


There have been so many people making this simple piece look fabulous.

The Turquoise Home attached trim to the bottom, painted it white, and stained the top.  I love it.


Why not make it one big piece of furniture?  That's exactly what Oh Everything Handmade did.


Little Red Brick House also did a two tone but stained the sides as well.


I like this simple gray Rast from The House of Lists.


Using a wood overlay, the Crafty Sisters created a fancy pair.


This one from Hello Boudreau looks chic with its linen wrapped exterior and nail trim.


Petite Vintage Interiors used decals to add some fun to a girls bedroom.


How about campaign style?  Classy Clutter added corner braces and pulls to glam up a pair of nightstands.


There are so many hacks out there, there's bound to be one for everyone's style.

I've ordered a nightstand online in hopes of it being a close match for my existing one.  If not, hacking a Rast is definitely on my list.

 
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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Look A Likes: Glass Pendants

I love a great light fixture.  It can really change the feel of a room.  I love the style of these lights.  With the version from World Market, you can get the look for a fraction of the price.



 
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