Ikea Goodness

Me and the hubs took our daughter to Ikea today.

I know, wasn’t that nice of us?  I haven’t been in a while and it’s only 30 minutes away.  I felt like we were tourists though.

I wanted to get some inspiration for our tv nook area to see if anything tickled my fancy.  But mostly, I just came out of there wanting all new stuff. Ha!  And thank you all so much for your great ideas the other day for our tv area.  Y’all are so creative!!  I am still pondering everything and don’t know what I’m going to do yet.  I’m sure I’ll wake up one morning and have the light bulb go off (or on?).

I just wanted to share some cool things I took pictures of while there.  It’s such a neat place.

First up, I liked this picture wall.  I really need to quit being scared and just DO something like this.  I will, I will.

I liked this little table too.  Not sure why.  Maybe the legs?

I LOVED this and kept dreaming about it in our home.  And the back paneling was beadboard.  Ahhh lovely.  Not sure if it was real beadboard or not, but who cares!

And here was a ladder being used as decoration.  Those are popping up everywhere and I have to say, it’s way cool.

I loved this little rolling pin drawing thingy.  I wanted to get it for my stepson but we never found it on the lower level. :(  You would just roll out a fresh piece of paper and draw away.

Then my hubby and daughter went for a stroll on the bridge in Ikea.

Nah, I’m just kiddin.  But did you believe me for a sec?

It was actually just this picture.  I loved it!!

Here is a cute table and chairs.

And a lovely dining room…

Then lots of cool stuff for the kiddos.  Little pots and pans, tea sets, and fun tunnels to crawl through.

And FABRIC!!  Look at all this fabric!  I don’t know what planet I have been on, but I never knew Ikea had fabric.

And they have tons of great curtains in all sizes and even come in 118in length!!   I was so happy to see that because we have some big windows.  And they are all very reasonably priced.

And lastly, yes we pigged out on swedish meatballs and taters.  Mmmm mmmm!

So, we had a fun day!  It would be so cool to be rich, but we aren’t, so all we came home with is a set of new sheets.  How lame is that?  But we desperately needed some and they were a good price.  I know that Ikea’s aren’t everywhere, but if you have one in driving distance, it’s well worth making the trip.  And they even have a huge play area for kids so you can just drop them off in there while you shop!  They have people in there watching them. :)  We didn’t do that today but maybe when she’s older.

*Don’t forget to enter my giveaway here if you haven’t already.  I will be announcing the winner of the $50 Hobby Lobby gift card Monday night!*



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  1. I Love IKEA. It gets a bad rap sometimes, but it’s fully of great ideas!
    What a fun time for you and your family!

  2. Thanks for the tour…loved it! I haven’t been to Ikea for a while but would love to go since I’m sure it has changed, I didn’t know Ikea sold fabric either!

    We don’t have a Hobby Lobby in Pa. so can’t join in on your giveaway darn,LOL.


  3. Thanks for sharing the IKEA pics! I really LOVE IKEA!! When we moved to the Midwest I left IKEA behind:(. Great pictures.

    LOL! You weren’t kidding when you said you just need to DO the wall of pictures!

  4. Really fabric, I need to go but it is two hours away and my kids take up the whole care, how did that happen. Don’t answer.

  5. Connie Huntington says:

    I love IKEA! I can spend an entire day in there just looking at things and dreaming. And I never make it out of there without having Swedish Meatballs. I’m glad you made it out of there with only sheets. It’s a dangerous place to be.

  6. That is a HUGE Ikea! In Charlotte, NC the paper thingy is in the kids section, with the chalk board, paints, etc.

  7. I love IKEA!! And I don’t think they have always had fabric . . . I haven’t ever seen any there.

  8. I haven’t been to Ikea in forever!! I need to go soon. It’s a great place for finding inspiration. (and swedish meatballs!)

  9. That little table is cute and looks like a collection plate from my old Methodist days. I like it. That could be profitable if people leave something in it when they visit…lol…kidding…but if they felt moved, ya know. Nice…never been to Ikea but think a trip is on the calendar.

  10. I love IKEA!!! Looks like you guys had a blast!!

  11. I just did a tour of IKEA a couple of weeks ago on my blog as well….love the place and go often…enjoyed seeing the pictures your took and seeing how they differed from mine ….great blog…and great looking family!

  12. Your little girl is precious! P.S. Ikea (the one on I-10) is very close to where we live- you should’ve stopped by:)

  13. I would have loved to been in Ikea that day to see you taking all those pictures. I probably would have been following you around, pumping Justin’s elbow and whispering “look at that tourist!” Ha. HI RANDY! Good picture on the bridge ;)

  14. Love Ikea! We just moved here to Kingwood from Florida and that looks like the Ikea here in Houston! lol We just built a new house and I love getting ideas from your blog!