Sunday, September 6, 2009

Extreme home makeover (ok, so maybe not extreme)

Friday was Ikea day. Yay! It was a trip that I was looking forward to for so long and I wasn't disappointed!

List in hand, I stepped across Ikea's threshold as the automatic doors parted. I almost expected hear the choir of the heavenly host as I walked inside the gargantuan home store, but I didn't. Instead, I was greeted with the refreshing whoosh of AIR CONDITIONING and the smell of goods just begging to be purchased. I reveled in the a/c and put on my "game" was on.

I wanted to purchase items not only for the kitchen, but also for the rest of the villa to make our floor a little more "homey." In fact, my resident assistant sternly told me that the floor better seem more homey or Else...dum dum dummmmmmm. Not sure what he meant by that, but I took his "threat" to heart. I wanted to get some rugs, throw pillows, prints, and more.

Two hours later I departed Ikea with a cart full of goods and a great foundation for creating that "homey" atmosphere. Lynda and I have set most of it out and I am pleased with the result. There's still a lot more that I want to do to make this place a little warmer and inviting, but I'll need to pace myself...and my budget!

Here are a couple pics of the new and improved TV room. I'm really pleased with the result and I wish I had some "before" pictures to share, but alas...I do not. So, you'll just have to do with these.

Before we went to Ikea this room
had uncomfortable chairs lined up
like stadium seating. We removed the chairs, brought in this couch, tossed on some pillows, added the rug, and the coffee table. Such an improvement! We're going to hang the print (right picture) and then we're set!

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  1. Looks great! Modern and so colorful! You crack me up--I can totally see you standing before the mothership (aka IKEA) and full of expectation. They picked the right gal for the job, that's for sure!