Wednesday, February 13, 2013
IKEA Shopping List
I'm going to IKEA! I'm going to IKEEEEEEA!
Rarely will you see me more euphoric than when I'm anticipating an IKEA trip. Maybe before the World's Longest Yard Sale or the grand opening of a new antique store, but that's about it.
So when my cousin Kendra proposed an IKEA trip a few weeks ago, I couldn't scream "I'M IN!" fast enough. Our closest IKEA is about 2.5 hours east, in Cincinnati, which is just far enough that it's a pain to get there when you factor in midwestern tendencies towards snow/ice/tornado warnings/torential rains/tire-melting heat/no-zone action/plagues of locusts. There are pretty much about 4 days a year that the weather cooperates enough to make the drive, but by God, this Saturday's going to be one of them (fingers crossed!).
I try to get there at least once a year, but this time it's actually been two years since I've had a fix. Consequently, my shopping list is a bit long. Here's what's made the cut so far:
Tradklover Fabric. Kind of reminds me of a poor man's Les Touches -- doesn't it? Okay not really. But kind of!
Oh, Billy bookcase, you eternal classic.
I stock up on these Tekla dish towels every time I visit! They're so simple in a very "French countryside" kind of way. I see the price has gone up by 30 cents...gasp! :)
I reeeeeally want this Skruvsta chair, but I'm not sure if it's in the budget this trip. Still, I can certainly sit in it, swivel around, and ponder buying it, right?
This is my all-time second favorite door mat -- and I already own it. But I live in fear that it will one day wear out, and it's only $9.99, so I'm buying a spare!
Trampa (love the name! ha). I also own this one, and I meticulously step around it instead of wiping my feet on it, such is my love for it.
I've only seen this Farglav duvet set in the catalog, and things can look really different in person, but just via the photo I am a tad obsessed.
In totally reminds me of Jenna Lyons' bedding from her iconic bedroom as featured in Domino:
I'm not sure if I'll actually buy it, since it doesn't match my color scheme at ALL and I have about four duvet sets already, but I still can't wait to see it in person.
On the "maybe, if I don't blow my whole budget on other random stuff I pick up while wandering the showroom" list, are these PS 2012 side tables.
And last but not least, I am dying over this image of IKEA Algort fabric I spotted on Pinterest via Bright Bazaar Blog.
Word on the street is that it won't be in stores until April, but you'd better believe I'll be scouring those fabric shelves just in case!
That's it for my list....so far! Do you have any IKEA faves that I should check out? Are you a fan?
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