So on Saturday I got a lot frustrated. Why? Because we went furniture shopping. I hate it, I truly hate it. There seems to be an abundance of furniture stores out there just full of stuff that's not the right look, not the right shape, not the right colour and the few furniture stores that I do find items in seem to think it's fine and dandy to charge $2100.00 for one bedside table. Yup I said ONE!
So what ends up happening? 9 times out of 10 we end up at Ikea. Now I love Ikea don't get me wrong but I get teased a bit for how much Ikea I have in my house (to be clear it isn't that much!). I mean yes there have been times over the years when you could walk into a room in my house and say "hey isn't that page 56 of the Ikea catelog" but I can't help it. Why? Because Ikea has sleek, modern designs at reasonable prices. Yes I have to put it together and yes it's made out of particle board but I've been an Ikea shopper for a long time and I can say....the stuff lasts! So while I'm going to do my best to not fill my house with more Ikea goodness I may just end up back there and if that means not going to the poor house because I only spent $150.00 on a bed side table instead of $2100.00 I'm okay with that. At least my house will have some continuity to it and if my kids bash the heck out of the stuff that's okay. I know where to get a new ones....at a reasonable price!
Stupid furniture shopping. Getting me all riled up and angry and subjecting my poor readers to this long, ridiculous post. See, yet another reason to hate furniture shopping. Below are some wonderful examples of rooms containing Ikea pieces. Rant over! : )
Love the Expedit book shelve in this nursery! We have it as well but the skinnier version. Found on Design Pad via Marli's Pinterest.
Okay there's too much Ikea goodness in this picture to list it all. I see a little Lack, a little Expedit, and a whole lot of lovely!Found on vi.sualize.us via Tamara's Pinterest.
This Hemnes Shoe Cabinet isn't an Ikea piece I'd purchase for my home but I do love the way it looks in this one. Love the mirror over top and the frames on the wall. Found on Small Space Style via Debby's Pinterest.
Oh the Malm dresser in white. I know thee very well. I have 2 of thee in my kids rooms but in birch. : ) Found on Pure Style Home via Jemma's Pinterest.