Friday, September 7, 2007

I'll Admit It...

I love Ikea...No no no...not the "I want to furnish my house in it" type of love... but oh how my mind wanders when I go to their "downstairs". So many containers and drawers and cubbies (I lust for cubbies) the organizational possibilities are endless.

When my boys "promote" to middle school I take them over to Ikea and they get to pick out a desk for their room. Middle School is serious business and the ceremonial shopping trip to Ikea right before school starts helps them understand that.

Yes, I would LOVE to decorate the boys rooms like this...






But that ain't gonna happen!! I'm realistic with how much I can pull off in my household.

So...we opt for this...



Not pretty...but practical.


As I mentioned earlier... I do take the time to browse thru Ikea's "organizational area" as I call it. I picked these up this go round...




I am going to paint the wooden drawers a creamy white and cover the front of the drawers with some old wallpaper. I will probably keep old photographs or millinery in them.
With the jars...




Glitter at a glance!!! What a bargain...4 jars for just $2.99!!




Now if you long for a boys room that looks like the pictures above, pick up Carolyn Westbrook's decorating book called "Home". This book has photographs of her amazing home in Texas. Oh how I would love to own a home like hers...but in California??? Well that Ain't Gonna Happen!!

p.s. If Carolyn's name is ringing a bell to you and you just can't figure out why...her studio is on the cover of the book "Where Women Create"...just fabulous I tell you!





10 comments:

Donna O. said...

I finally went there about a month ago with my son looking for a desk but for college!It was amazing, I agree but a little overwhelming.Love the little cabinet you bought. Make sure you share the "fabulous to be" finished product!
D.
PS- I bought jars for my glitter, too but they still stand empty!

Miss Maddie's said...

It's hard to keep things organized.All those beautiful studios look like all those marvelous kitchens.Do people really create or cook in them or are they all glammed up for the photo shoot?
Your little drawers will do just fine.As for me I have a life time commitment with old cupboards and Rubbermaid. Susan

Donna O. said...

Yes! THAT'S where I heard the name. Thanks for the additional scoop.
D.

Sam I Am said...

goshh..i have YET to go inside an ikea store!! waaaaaa!!! i gotta get my butt to one..and SOON!
i LOVE those jars...what an amazing PRICE!
SLURP!!! :)

Elizabeth said...

That HOME book is one of my favorites...and none of my guys have rooms that look like that either...but fun to dream!

Lori said...

LOVE those glitter jars!

FrostingsNSparkles said...

Those jars are great, and I love Ikea too. My friend and I like to have our Girls Night Out there! There is lots of inspiration out there, just waiting to be found :)

Ulla said...

Love the cupboards, bet they'll look Fabulous in your studio! Don't you just love organizing??? My house never looks magazine ready either (unlike Donna's!!!) but I keep tryin... although as much as I LOVE white, that color would never make it here! LOL Will have to look for Carolyn's book, her studio was my favorite in the studio book!

rochambeau said...

Love Ikea, and love the book where women create!!

Garden_Antqs said...

Hi, I just came across your blog; so pretty! FYI, Carolyn has a website: www.carolynwestbrookhome.com. Thought you might like to know. Thanks, Theresa-Garden Antqs

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