IKEA Favorites

 
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IKEA is one of my favorite places for shopping or just visiting for the day. Even my kids love to go with me. We also enjoy getting lunch at the restaurant.

I am sharing some of my favorites that I have bought form IKEA or similar items because some items I have are no longer available.

Rugs, are possibly my favorite finds from IKEA. They are good quality and they have many affordable options. Rugs can be so expensive especially if you need a large one. we have a similar black and white one in our living room and it cleans easily with my bissell rug cleaner. The other two are on my want list.

Sources, top left to right

  1. SKARRILD

  2. ÖVERALLT

  3. VONSBÄK

We have had two of these AGEN Armchairs for a few years now and I love the way they look. I use cushions and pillows to make them comfy.

A few years ago we bought a new king mattress and this is the bed KOPARDAL we went with for it. I liked the modern metal look. Its a dark gray but could easy be spray painted. They no longer sell it in king unfortunately.

We have this KRISTALLER chandelier in out laundry room. I found it for a very low price in the as is section. Its small but very pretty.

We don’t own this BRUNSTA / HEMMA light yet but I have them on my want list for the hall way in our living room area.

We own the STOCKSUND sofa and you can read a review on that HERE. This sofa is the LANDSKRONA and I like this style and the legs. I want to eventually get new sofas for the living room and these are on my maybe list.

and last…this SUNDVIK crib we got for a gift when I was pregnant with Harper. Now Weston is using it and it has been a great crib. They do have more affordable options as well.

IKEA is also great for storage items, kitchen and dining items and curtains. I love how they sell curtains in a two pack.

What are your favorite items from IKEA?

Thank you for reading!

 
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Sewing and Craft Armoire

 
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I recently shared my new workspace and you can read that here. Today i am sharing about the computer armoire that I painted and now holds my sewing machine, tools, silhouette machine and accessories.

You also can see to the right Harper’s craft area…I will share more on hers in another post.

We got this for free years ago and we used it for the family computer. It was nice to hide it when it wasn’t in use. When we turned this area into my workspace I wanted to keep it here and use it to store my sewing and other things. We ended up attached the desk top to it.

Before we made this into a workspace I painted it in simply white by Benjamin Moore. It was black with a green color inside.

My hubby added the hardware that I found on clearance at IKEA since it did not have any and was difficult to open.

 
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Its really hard to get a good photo of the inside…not much light and anytime I open the doors Weston comes running to play with them.

I used a oops paint for the inside. Its a off white color that I found for $5 at Home Depot.

I did not paint the inside of the doors or the keyboard shelf because I plan to add organizers and cork board down the road.

We used the IKEA SUNNERSTA rail. The hooks and containers are great for organizing. It was a little difficult hanging.

 
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I had the accordion peg rack and thought it would be great for storing my fabric scissors that I have to hid from my hubby.

The ribbon organizer I already had but I found this one that is basically the same Wooden Ribbon Ladder.

The little bins on bottom shelf hold power cords and other items those are from IKEA..SOCKERBIT Box.

 
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Here is the only before photo that I could find on my phone from years ago…with the dog in the way. I could not find a before of the inside.

I still have so much more craft items I need to put away and organize and I need get rid of some that I don’t use.

Thank you for reading!


 
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Easter Basket Ideas

 

Easter is on April 21st this year and I am sharing some ideas on what to put in those baskets that I have used or similar to them . For babies, Toddler/preschooler and teens.

The photo collage above are items I chose with Harper in mind. Last year she received everything from the top minus the baby shark ( Weston received for his birthday ) and the pretend make up and caboodle case is for this year.

Almost everything was purchased from Amazon. The easter matching eggs are still a hit along with the books and dvd. The baby shark is Weston’s favorite and it sings part of the song and have a replaceable battery plus It is small and perfect for a basket.

Peppa pig is also a huge favorite around here and anything arts and crafts.

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Last year I found this bunny basket at Tjmaxx for Harper. Tjmaxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods are great to find cute baskets. Other great gifts are surprise bags or eggs filled with small toys and candy. Harper is obsessed with surprise bags. Along with chocolate bunnies and candy I like to mix in fruit snacks and snacks like goldfish.

Some years the kids would get a sand bucket filled with goodies. The oldest one year had a hat. The easter bunny plans on using this basket again this year and buckets for the older kids.

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Weston was only a few weeks old last easter but he still got a easter basket. I used a soft basket and filled it with finger puppets, wubbanub, rattles and teething toys.

This year he has a panda basket I found at AC.Moores but can not find it online. He will get beach items, like pails and towels and a few small toys with toddler safe snacks.

I like soft books for babies and the bunny and carrot teether are adorable and useful, the wubbanub is great idea if you use them. I also think a soft basket is a good choice and can be used for storage after.

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My older boys had these drawstring bags filled with candy, chocolate, toys, money, flip flops ( great teen idea ) and those little debbie easter cakes. Even though they are older they still like water guns and bubbles but they love getting candy and snacks.

They all got huge water bottles which they used for baseball and summer because they drink a lot of water.

If you have kids in spring sports like mine baseball batting gloves, socks and balls are always a good idea.

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For our furry family member Zoey, she always gets a toy and some treats.

I have to admit I still have a few more items to get but I’m thankful Easter is at the end of the month this year. With all the birthdays we have in March it gets busy around here.

You can read about Weston’s wild one party here.

You can visit my easter idea page on Amazon here to see all the items listed available on amazon.

I will also be sharing the kids baskets this year on easter via my instagram.

For the month of April I plan on sharing my new workspace, the chalkboard hall I painted in November, some decor updates and Weston’s first year and favorite baby items.

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