Is anyone else overly impressed by the teeny tiny, yet totally awesome kitchens, bedrooms, closets, offices and overall sweet spaces that is somehow created in this magical square castle called ikea? Pretty positive I could use the kitchen below to start my own paleo cooking show!
Like I said, we went with a mission. A mission to make my kitchen at my new home nicer and user-friendly. Well, I guess not so much friendly. More so just useable.
The bottom line: I need more counter space. And this Swedish hunk of furniture is my solution. The cute bar chairs and all!
As we wrapped up the part of the store tour that a human could easily live in, my mom was a bit flabbergasted that we were almost done. I mean really Mother, we were only there for about 2.5 hours!
It took the two of us, a flatbed cart, some logistical planning and the weight of my entire body for us to pick this butcher block thing up. Heavy duty doesn’t even begin to describe it.
And then I had to reorganize my goods and begin pushing like a lady about to give birth to 123 pounds of ikea furniture. It took everything in me to get this flatbed to the checkout without:
- A. Letting my super sweet lanterns (that Michael will also love – compromise decor is tough for us) fall off the cart and break
- B. Run it into a giant rack of other ikea-loveliness or
- C. Take out the snarky lady that yelled at my mom when my mom simply tried to help her.
When we left HRVA we were both slightly concerned about taking Pretty Prius. My mom swore up and down that there was no way I could fit a Susan-Size-Ikea-Trip into my tiny, but efficient Pretty Prius. She definitely had junk in her trunk, but Pretty Prius pulled through for me! We probably could’ve even fit the shoe cabinet I really wanted in there also!
We made it home! Now it’s time to start building! And time to start making my next Ikea Road Trip Shopping List. Hint hint: This headboard is at the top of the list! (And no, it’s not $999! I swear! At that cost I’d be going to Pottery Barn and swooping up the bed frame I REALLY want.)