Wednesday, July 13, 2011

I Spy Ikea

Now that my Ikea loot has found a home in my home, I wanted to share some pictures (read about my journey to Ikea here).

Here's the schoolhouse clock. Love! Reminds me of a.) a schoolhouse, of course and b.) a mod diner
Either vibe suits me just fine. 

This is the glass vase I purchased'll never guess. 79 cents. Yes, 79 cents.
As a sidenote, I'm newly obsessed with these mini mums from Whole Foods. They are the lightest shade of pink with lime green centers. They're so perfect, David thought they were faux. Bless him. I think it's important to have pretty stems when you have a glass vase. Who wants to see ugly stems?

Here are my pink candles!

This tray is now atop my new coffee table, but I loved the pattern so much I wanted to get a bird's eye shot. You'll also notice the faux mums from Ikea in their new Ikea vase. Match made in heaven. 

My plaid pillow found a home on my chaise lounge. I think the mixed patterns play really well with one another. 

Before revealing my new coffee table, I wanted to do a before shot. Now, in this before shot, my furniture is oriented differently, but you get the idea. Love the antique hope chest, but it was too heavy and large scale for my sofa.
Okay, so BEFORE:

AFTER! Love the clean lines of the LACK coffee table. And I really love the shelf underneath where I can store all the coffee table books I've collected over the years.

Here's a close-up shot:


mrs.mfc said...

Ohhhh love all of it!! Those pillows look great together. I totally love that tray!

Elizabeth said...

Thanks Mrs. MFC! So glad you like the tray and pillows! Hopefully, you have an IKEA within driving distance.

sSe said...

That coffee table looks great! The clean lines make the space loo so much more sophisticated. It's funny how such a small change can make such a difference.

Elizabeth said...

Thank you sSe! I was amazed, too, at the difference!

living well said...

Looks fantastic! I love ikea!

Morgan Anne said...

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