Monday, July 28, 2008


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.


  1. This is such a warm and friendly corner. Stylish and useful, too. A great find.

  2. what a great find! I too would have passed by many times just to admire my find ;)

    can I ask what show you are doing in NYC??

  3. Ohhh.....I love that, nothing is better then a good deal!

    I am redoing my studio too (can't wait to see your pics) and a private school a block a way was closing and had a one day clear out sale. I got a HUGE desk that is solid wood and two 4' by 4' bookshelves for $50 total.

  4. Oh, it's so yummy! I would have snatched it up in a minute!

  5. Hi,
    I found your blog through a Home group on Flickr.

    Great piece! And what a deal. Glad you were able to find something on your outing.
    I have yet to get to the new Ikea store. Its not that far from me, but I know when I walk in, I'll want more than my car (or house) could hold. LOL
    Looking forward to reading more of your blog.

    Kimberly :)

  6. Gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! love the your home!



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