Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Perfect Placement

The bathroom is painted "Apple Cider", which is more orangish than this swatch shows.

Now we need to determine where the TP holder should go. The previous placement made it hard to clean behind the toilet. So I put up this placeholder to test out the spot.

Of course my family had to have some input:

So of course, as ususal, we are paralyzed with indecision and progress grinds to a halt.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Happy 5th IKEA Twin Cities!

To celebrate, here's what's happening at IKEA today:

That's right, it's been 5 years since IKEA Twin Cities opened. To celebrate we're hosting a birthday extravaganza on July 14th!

Come out to take advantage of giveaways, games, and live entertainment.

5 gift card giveaways every hour!
$5 buffet all day in the Restaurant!
Children's party 1-3pm in the restaurant!
Children's Scavenger Hunt!
UNL Drill and Drumline Performs at 6pm!

Here's the pre-shop invite we got when the store opened:

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Tomelilla Chair Update

A company called BEMZ will sell you slipcovers for your IKEA chairs and sofas. Envision your comfy chair in many types of fabrics, including Marimekko. Here's how my Tomelilla chair could look:

Will Obama Start a Poster Project?

These and many more WPA posters are available at the Library of Congress online gift shop.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Gramma Eva's Grill

Nice slow, even, indoor burger grilling. Love the fonts on the logo, too.

Orange Attraction

Urban Outfitters has a lot of neat stuff for your house. Very IKEA like.

Pink Palace

One point two mill will get you this on Lake Minnetonka.

Bathroom Progress

The bathroom got painted over the holiday weekend. "Apple Cider" was the color Home Depot matched from an old Pittsburgh paint swatch. Now all we need is hardware.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Luv Print and Pattern's Blog!

I noticed today that Print and Pattern's blog has an exhaustive photo pictorial of IKEA's latest designs. Check it out!