Ah, IKEA, how I love thee! I took the girls there on Saturday, because they are of the female persuasion and LOVE to go there and because Larry was busy doing whatever it is you do to insulate a room once you've recklessly ripped out its drywall and exposed the crumbling cinder block behind it. I bought my bed frame; and I finally found a corner computer desk there, so I bought that, too. And 2 more Toftbo bath rugs and the girls' Chanukah present from Grandpa (down comforters with pretty duvet covers that they picked out themselves and boy, did that take a while), because there is no way we will ever get around to insulating their bedroom in time for this winter.
Also? A napkin holder, because it was cute.
Oh, wow, I searched for an image of the napkin holder and stumbled on IKEA Hackers, a website devoted to finding other uses for IKEA products. People, I'm in love. Just look at this Expedit storage unit repurposed as a sewing table:
It's a beauty, isn't it?
Right now our bedroom smells like IKEA, because I have all the flat packs piled up in there until Brian has time to use his Lego construction skills to put them together. He loves to build things. In fact, I'd buy IKEA items just to keep him busy.
Now Larry is talking about painting the den a new color when he's done, even though I like the nice dark gray we already have (well, had); it accentuated the white brick fireplace and white trim and made the room feel bright and cozy. "Fine," I told him. "Just tell me what color you pick out - I'll need to buy some new EKTORP slipcovers to go with it."
Really, who does he think he's messing with, anyway?