Monday, July 28, 2008
LOOK WHAT I FOUND!
Okay, I know I've promised you pics from my new design studio, but I have a good excuse ( I think). Here goes.
This weekend Tim and I headed to Ikea to make some purchases for our booth at the New York Show coming up soon. Our closest Ikea has been Chicago, but a new one opened in West Chester, Ohio which is closer for us. We were disappointed in that we didn't realize this Ohio store was a much smaller version of the one in Chicago. Mind you, it was still huge, relatively speaking. However, give me an inch and I'll take a yard. I had things on my list that were either out of stock or just not at this Ohio Ikea. Bummed that we drove 2 hrs. we decided that before we trekked back home we'd hit the Ballard Outlet nearby. Nothing there w/i a price I would pay for damaged merchandise. Then we hit the Frontgate and GrandinRoad stores in the same outlet. That's when I spotted this piece. Not looking for this, but with the whole back busted out it was marked 75% off. So for $100.00 we fit this unexpected last piece in and headed home.
Once home Tim already had beadboard scraps, which I painted and before bedtime he had the new back in place. Today I passed through the dining room on purpose numerous times to get a glimpse at the best deal in Ohio. This is a quick evening shot. You like?
The laundry room is almost complete. Of course what is ever "complete"? Presentable..there you go. That leaves room for updates and changes and whatever I decide to do different.
So here is my Show + Tell for the day: a corner of my dining room that I share in lieu of my upcoming studio photos.