Thank you ikea! Once again you have made my house look soo much nicer, MUCH more organized, and at prices I can afford! :) The only thing that would make you nicer is if you would build yourself right here in the Tri-Citites. :) Driving 3 hours is less then ideal. But, I will definitely not complain!
** Warning this post is heavy on the pictures. :) **
love love these asker pots with the asker rail system from ikea. They are holding quite a bit of pens, paintbrushes, watercolor pencils, scissors etc. Its really handy because if I need something up high, I just lift the pot off the hook and I can put it anywhere. Since I usually paint in the living room this is really nice for me.
The reflection of the door leading to the utility room makes for an eery reflection. :) Eventually we wont be needing this door anymore and I will be so glad when that day comes. But that is waay down on the list of remodeling project priorities. :)
Here is a view of the desk. The keyboard shelf pulls out, so it gives me more room. Which is definitely needed when I am shipping and printing orders. :)
Here is the Skruvsta chair I bought a few weeks back. I really really wanted it in white, but when I seen the black one in the as is section for 69.00 (70.00 less) I decided I could handle the black just fine. :) So far, I still love it. Have yet to find anything wrong with it. uhh... knock on wood. ;)
Another view of the Lykta lamp. I am soo glad I went ahead and purchased this little guy, the soft light from this lamp is amazing.
So, here is my little corner of the kitchen. I purchased the billy bookcase with doors, and the benno cd tower. I also purchased the add on unit to make the bookcase taller yet. This made a really nice space for my paintings, and also holds my large canvas printer paper. The only problems I have with the whole set-up is... one it doesnt hold my large printer (have to create a new space for it in our bedroom) right now it is on the floor to the left of the actual computer. Two, that plug in above the wainscoating... why in the world would there be a plug in up there? It seems so odd to me. Unless there was a microwave cabinet there at one time? Anyhow I think I am going to use a flat extension cord and maybe hang a painting over the wires if it bugs me too much. :)
Here it is with the doors open. See how much stuff managed to get in here? Soo happy about that! Oh- and I put an old number 4 (house number) inside the lamp shade, and the silhouette looked kinda neat. :) Something else I plan to do, is print some pictures to go in the doors of the bookcase. The black background comes out so you can mount stuff between the glass. Some people have used fabric and customized they're doors. The possibilities really are endless.
and last... here is the little desk that could. :) Its called that Goliat, and though it is little, it really has some great storage possibilities. It holds my canvas paper, plastic sleeves, cardboard, priority mail envelopes, scanner printer combo, computer, and this handy box of drawers also from ikea. Eventually I am going to move my scrapbooking stuff from our bedroom and into the utitlity room, and when I do I will be moving this computer into the bedroom, (along with the wide format printer) and using my touchsmart here. The touchsmart has a bigger screen (22") so it will take up more top space, but I wont have a computer taking up space below. :)
wheewww, that was along post. If you made it this far, kudos to you! :)
p.s. that big surprise I have been teasing you with should be up in the next couple of days, so be on the lookout for that!! :)