Monday, October 02, 2006

Ikea Rocks!

Went to Ikea on Saturday and got just about everything to finish my studio! And guess what? EVERYTHING is out of the living room! I'll post photos of that area once I get it spruced up.

Here are a couple of photos of the two bookcases and smaller CD/DVD shelf I got, along with all the organizer boxes, which are so cool:

And I was stunned to find a pot rack for just $20. With all the stuff hanging from it, it was still less than $40!

We added the light you see in the center of the rack (with zip-ties!), but it's really not bright enough, so I need to get some stronger bulbs. And Mark's going to run some conduit (not the right word, but you get the idea), across the ceiling and down the wall to the outlet to hold the cords. He was SUCH a trooper this weekend, going with me to Ikea and then putting everything together and hanging stuff, all with a very sore back.

So here's a view of the room from the door:

I made the bulletin board by removing the glass and print from the frame, but it's kinda hard to push pins into it. I think I need to add a layer of soft-ish material behind the cork, rather than the hard cardboard that was behind the print.

And here's how the closet area looks now:

That iron holder on the wall is also an Ikea item. To recap, I got the two bookcases and the CD/DVD shelf, all the organizer boxes, the pot rack and all the stuff that hangs from it, the iron holder, some clear glass jars to hold buttons and other goodies, a few random goodies for the rest of the house, and a couple of things for the kids, and it was all about $360!

I love Ikea and MARK!

1 comment:

Shari Beaubien said...

Looks beautiful, Lori! I see your tissue box on your table there... just waiting... Hope you had a wonderful time in SF.
Hugs, Shari