So glad it’s the weekend – I have to say, this week was no fun at all. First of all, it was the week after getting back from our vacation, which always involves a lot of catching up, right?! Secondly, our house goes up for rental next week so I spent a good chunk of the week cleaning like a madwoman. I’ve got the chapped, red hands to prove it. Also, I lost hours and hours of time working on the paperwork to obtain the mortgage on our new house. It is unbelievable how many records of this and that they ask for. I’m convinced that they’re going to knock on our door this weekend and ask for vials of blood to perform DNA profiling before we get final approval. Enough complaining (but thanks for letting me get that out!). Let’s talk IKEA. I made a quick trip up there yesterday to make a return and check out a few new items that I had seen online. I was most interested in seeing the new STRANDMON wing back chair.
We are going to need some additional living room seating for our new CT house but since we’ll only be there for two years (and won’t have a place for it when we come back to Cinci), I definitely don’t want to spend a lot of money. After seeing it in person, I think that the STRANDMON may be perfect! It is only $279 and is pretty comfortable for an IKEA chair. The fabric looked quite nice in person and was the perfect shade of gray that will go with just about anything. It must be a pretty popular new item (the tag on it said that it was temporarily oversold) so if it’s something you’re interested in, I’d check the stock on it online before making an IKEA trip.
Some other new finds I came across are these ALMSTA rattan chairs that come in natural or black. Love them!
IKEA was also full of new bedding in lots of fun, bright colors:
They had added several items to their SPRINGKORN collection, including these great SPRINGKORN Beach Towels for $12.99 each:
as well as these SPRINGKORN Rugs. OK – the lady with the pineapple is not my cup of tea, but the two behind her are. I’ve previously blogged about my love of pink and orange for a girl’s bedroom – the back rug would be fabulous for that!
As much as I’m loving all of these bright spring colors, you know I’m a black/white and neutral girl at heart. I love IKEA’s LAPPLJUNG RUTA pillow cover (only $10) that has a heavyweight fabric in a graphic black and white pattern. It’s not a new item but it was new to me.
I also came across this new linen ALPKLOCKA throw. LOVE!
It found a home on my favorite chair in the corner of our bedroom:
I’ve got a few more pics to share of IKEA’s outdoor furniture, but gotta run now and enjoy the sunshine that has finally made its way to Cincinnati. Have a great weekend everyone!