When we went to Ikea on Monday (to use the coupon we got when we bought our Christmas tree), I noticed this kitchen. Of course I've seen it fifty times before and liked it, but I never before really stopped to look at it. When I did...I fell in love! My favourite features are the huge double-basin white farmhouse sink, and the honed marble backsplash. The price is not so great, but it's a good deal for what is quite a huge kitchen. I'd substitute either soapstone counters (if money wasn't an object), or concrete counters.
Seriously, I could move right in here. It's gorgeous! I asked my kids, "Can we buy this kitchen?" So now Nicholas thinks that we can buy the showrooms at Ikea. We passed a living room when we were there today (with one of those circus-like green-striped sofas) and he asked, "Buy it?"
But what were we doing at Ikea twice in one week? Well, one of my objectives on Monday was to buy shelf brackets. Our bookshelf (also from Ikea) is filled to overflowing. I'm planning to build shelves on one of our weird little walls by the front door in the living room. If you follow my facebook page, you may have read how disappointed I was when I found out they have discontinued the brackets I wanted!
I bought different brackets to see if they would work, but I was NOT looking forward to having to paint them, or having to cut out little notches in the shelves to fit. Today I went back to buy the others I needed and as we strolled through the showroom (so I could get these pictures of my dream kitchen to share with you), I noticed that one of the bedrooms happened to have 6 of the brackets still displayed! I thought maybe I could ask about buying those.
Serendipitously, the very person I found to ask was Christine, who is in charge of the bedroom displays. She promised to take them down ASAP and then call me once they're ready! I am so thrilled that I can go back to my original plan! A few days delay doesn't bother me too much.
I felt a little awkward, as I always do, whipping out my camera to take pictures today. But Juliana sure didn't! She is a blogger in the making! She saw this display, below, and said, "That's a beautiful tea set Mom! You should take a picture!"
I also saw a rug I like. Maybe one day!
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