I know most people do not detail their IKEA purchases. Because they go all the time and it could get really boring really fast.
unluckily luckily for you, I am not one of those people.
Being that it was my first IKEA trip, and I am still 8 hours away from one, I just have to share.
The fabric was the first thing that went into the bag soon to be cart.
I had heard about the great fabrics at IKEA from my modern quilting guild friends and was really excited to see what they had.
And I even I had purpose in mind….those shrunken office drapes. I wanted something more modern and washable and cheap because I needed a lot. And before IKEA I was coming up with nothing. A whole lot of nothing that was not over $20 a yard.
Of course as soon as I got the bolt home I had to hang it to make sure I loved it as much as I thought I would. Not sure what I would have done with it if I hated it, but it turned out OK because I think they will look perfect. When I finally get around to sewing them of course.
The next purchase I really had no plan for. I knew I wanted rugs for the entryway, kitchen and possibly office. And that black and white would look good in all those places. So I bought it thinking that we could make it work.
So it was unrolled and tried in the entryway…
Ehhh not my favorite there.
Office? Nope does not fit under furniture without covering up vents.
(Imagine flowing white panels on all the windows)
(At least we have the rods up)
Even without the curtains I think we have a winner. Which is good because I was out of options besides Craigslist.
My final purchases were a pretty (and cheap) silver bowl that I am thinking about using in the dining room.
And the classic white pots which I am thinking will house herbs in the kitchen in the winter. And an aloe plant which came highly recommended by Kim. It had a couple battle scars from the car ride.
I could have bought a lot more….especially in the fabric if I had unlimited time to browse. But I think for my first time I got a nice collection of things that ended up working out great. And crazily enough not one of those items required any assembly.
Now if I can just become a curtain making machine……