Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Back to normal

I think its fair to say that things are pretty much back to normal around here after the holidays- I took Aiden to story hour at the library, and a trip to Target today.

I made an Ikea trip last week and got a few things that I have been talking about getting for a long time.

Finally got this small chest of drawers for miscellaneous things that you would probably find in a bathroom or hall closet- both of which we don't have on the second floor. My original thought was to put the dresser in our walk-though closet, which is between the bathroom and our bedroom. However, it seemed too crowded because we recently moved Bailey's bed to the spot where I had originally thought of putting the dresser.

So, I put the dresser in the hallway, at the bottom of the 3rd floor stairs. With it only being 12 inches deep, it fits well and doesn't feel like it is taking up too much space.

The other thing I bought were new ceiling lamps for the hallways. The fixtures we had were fine, but not something we would have picked out. Here is the old.

I have been wanting this one from Ikea for awhile now and finally got around to getting them. Although, only the 2nd floor one is installed. We haven't gotten around to doing the 3rd floor one yet. But it is exactly the same so I wouldn't bore you with 2 sets of the same pictures anyway.

When Rob and I were at Ikea this past weekend, researching a bigger project that I will be sharing about once we start working on it, we were talking about how great Ikea is and wondering how people who don't have the luxury of living close to one survives. Of course, this is somewhat ridiculous, but I don't know where I would shop when I need affordable options if I couldn't go to Ikea.

So, that's what normal life is around here, and I'm glad to be back.


Amanda @ Little House on the Corner said...

Nice purchases! I wish we had an Ikea where I live!

Gwyneth said...

I think Ikea could do well even in Uganda! It is fun to just walk around and look in them, they do a good job with layout and examples.