February 28, 2013

Pottery Barn Knock Off Lamps

When I was looking around the other day to find a few items for our home projects, I ran across some lamps at Target that I completely love.  Pottery barn sells a similar styled lamp that I have always had my eye on, but not my wallet.  I just thought if I could find something similar to them for a lesser price then they would fit perfectly with my décor.
Here is the one from Pottery Barn for $169 (no longer available)...
Here are the ones I purchased for  $60 each...
 A little bit more bubbly of a cage bottom, but it kinda reminds me of when I was little and I would push bubbles through the tray thingy!
Do you like the look of the more bubbly based ones that I was able to snag for less than half the price of the Pottery Barn ones?
I think it goes so much better with the style of our home than the silver ones I had there before.

February 26, 2013

Trip to Ikea

The trip to Ikea with my mum and dad was so much fun!  When we first got there we ate an early lunch and then took off around the place.  My mum had me crackin up most of the day with how much she loved Ikea and was shocked with all of the prices for things. 

I planned on getting all of the items I needed for the mud room and office, but since we haven't been able to narrow it down for the exact cabinets we want or the layout we want to go with, I just got a few of the items I was shore I wanted. 

Most of the trip involved helping my parents pick out and purchase the things they needed for their dining room and office and we ended up coming home with two truck loads of things.

Here are a few of the rooms and items that I thought were nice...

A more feminine space with the gray toned woods and pink accents. 
My mum enjoying her new Ektorp Tulsta Chair for her office. 
I am dying to get my hands on this gray Ektorp Sofa for our living room.  We are going to eventually put our white L shaped sofa in the basement and I would love something that is darker with a slipcovered material.   Don't worry Ektorp Sofa, I will be back... 
 I thought this was a great little piece of art that anyone can create to go with their décor.  Just paint the backing whichever color you prefer and add some cardstock to match your color scheme and there you go!
I loved this milk jug for a kitchen counter!  Add some fresh flowers and that's really all you would need to finish off the island without having it look cluttered. 
My mum loved the look of the linen shade, so we went ahead and picked one up to go in her dining room since her current light fixture doesn't really go well with the feel of the room. 
 And she picked up one of these cutie patuties to go in the center of her soon to be painted round espresso dining table.  At only $15 for a large with a little patina is a great deal!
I really love the staggered look with the grayish glass tile for a backsplash! 

To follow the design board I created, my mum and dad purchased some of the items off the list...

Some of the items my mum and dad purchased are:

2 Ektorp Tullsta Chairs and white covers for their office space
EKTORP TULLSTA Chair cover IKEA Easy to keep clean with a removable,machine washable cover.
5 Henriksdal Dining Chairs and White Slipcovers for their dining room
HENRIKSDAL Chair cover, long IKEA The washable cover to HENRIKSDAL chair frame is easy to put on and take off.
Bleaking white grommet curtains for the dining room and office which I will be painting this week with some navy stripes (tutorial to come)
2 Hugad curtain rods
HUGAD Curtain rod IKEA Adjustable length.
Vastenlig Finials
Larger Expedit Shelving and 8 material containers for the office area to keep my nieces toys organized
EXPEDIT Shelving unit IKEA The high gloss surfaces reflect light and give a vibrant look. Finished on all sides. Can also be used as a room divider.
The Stornas buffet for the dining room
STORNÄS Buffet IKEA 2 smooth-running drawers with ball-bearing slides and pull-out stop. 3 drawers with felt strips underneath so they slide smoothly.
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