Ikea: Friend or Foe?

Really, I should know better than to let myself go to Ikea alone. Mom is my voice of reason when the buying frenzy comes over me. I want to buy whole rooms at Ikea and make them mine. I want my house to look as adorable and organized as those rooms. It’s marketing genius. And it’s the Devil Incarnate, too.

I came home with this lovely bookshelf/storage unit for my bedroom. Now the trick is that it weighs 138lbs. Says so right on the package. The package that’s still in my car’s trunk because Mom & I can’t lift it, so we’re going to have to tear open the box and load it in the house piece by piece. And then assemble it. But since it weighs so much, I figure I should paint the wall in my bedroom where it’s going to live so I don’t have to move it again when I get around to painting. But that means I’ve actually got to haul out the brushes and tape and all the other painting paraphernalia that goes along with it. Just thinking about it all makes me want to sit on the sofa and bead.

I also bought this cool curtain panel system that allows you to layer panels, or use your own fabrics to make panels. I’ll take a photo when I get the whole thing up and working.

And then I’m also planning on buying this dresser, but it only comes in yellow and red and white, so I’m buying the yellow and then will paint it. Originally I was thinking I’d paint it dark brown like the bookcase. But maybe I’ll be more playful and paint it deep purple instead. But I’ve been saved for now because they’re currently out of stock of it. I think I’ve got my hands full enough this weekend already, don’t you??

My walls will be a pale lavender like this:

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