IKEA my love

9/28/2010 09:52:00 AM Ashley 4 Comments

I may or may not be in love with all things IKEA. Seriously, we've only been there twice and we always seem to come home with stuff! On our last trip we grabbed two chairs for the office, some curtains, my beloved light fixture and yet another bookcase from the EXPEDIT line.

This time we got the bookcase to use in our kitchen. We had this odd space between where our cabinets ended and where our back door is. The other issue we were having is the fact that the wall is one of the many things you can see when you first come into our house. For awhile we were just going to hang stuff on the wall and call it good, but the more I thought about it the more I wanted more storage. Thus why we came home with another EXPEDIT system.

We had to jerry rig the bookcase to the wall. Thanks old house with odd walls and floors. But once that was done we were good to load it up!



Our top left shelf is full of our drink mix books.

Sake with my Sake set (thanks Jess!)


I really love how it turned out, because it gives us more storage, but at the same time we can show off some of our pretty items. It's also great, because it keeps some of our most used cookbooks close at hand.

My next project is working on getting the other EXPEDIT organized and set up. Once that gets done I'll post about that too. Until then, I hope everyone's week started off well and continues to be great!


  1. I LOVE that! Ikea can't be built here soon enough!

  2. It looks great! I just went to Ikea for the first time this weekend. Love!

  3. I LOVE this. I've been wanting something exactly like this for my newly remodeled office. Did you see it in black by any chance? I can't wait for IKEA to come to Denver (only 10 minutes from my house too!!)

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  4. SaltwaterdreamsblogOctober 4, 2010 at 6:45 AM

    This looks soooo great! You did a perfect job of balancing your items too!