Tuesday, July 2, 2019

A visit to Ikea to upgrade a room

We had a trip to Ikea on Sunday, as I wanted some shelves for my sewing room.  However not just any old shelves; floating shelves and I know Ikea keeps the perfect size.

One of the aims of this mini reno was to clear off my sewing desk so I have more space.  Now to be fair, the desk does not always look like this!! I had actually piled everything onto it, to move my desk out for dh to put up the shelves.  My desk was actually dd desk growing up and it's similar to this Ikea desk.  As mine is probably 20 years old, they have changed the design.


 Below is when we he got the shelves up and already my sewing table feels so much bigger.
 This has to be my favourite thing and that black metal shelve cost a whole $14.99.  You can find it here.  It has a lip on it and the bar, so it's perfect to hold my rulers.  Have my glue and my ironing spray.
 The other shelves are the floating shelves and we bought the Lack shelves in a white stained oak finish.  These ones are just under 4 feet and were $24.99 each.  I picked up the two green plastic lidded boxes, not 100% sure what I am going to put in them you can buy them here.  I also got the lovely artificial plant, which you can get here.  I need to find a pot to put it in.  Filling the shelves will be a work in progress, but I am up for the challengešŸ˜‰
Overall I am super happy with this mini reno and it cost under $100 for it all.  I haven't been to Ikea in a while, and was pleasantly surprised at all the great things I saw at very reasonable prices.

9 comments:

Practical Parsimony said...

It looks so much better. I could never sew with all that about.

Joy said...

It looks great and they are in such a useful place too. Good finds.
xx

Nanaland said...

What a cheerful organized space!! And I love your little videos on Facebook. I love hearing your pretty voice!!

Jenn Jilks said...

Good buy. I like updating rooms. I'm thinking of getting a new guest room bed...

mamasmercantile said...

A beautiful upgrade and such a great price. It has been a long time since I visited an Ikea, i am now thinking I should the next time I visit the mainland.

Margie from Toronto said...

It looks wonderful - I love IKEA! In fact, when I get to the office this afternoon the caretakers have promised that my new IKEA bookshelf will be in place next to my desk! All the current shelving and filing cabinets are in use and my desk doesn't even have a drawer so any of the binders and books that I use daily have been in a bin! I just couldn't take the muddle any longer so last week I asked for the new bookcase and it was ordered straight away! I am looking out some bits and pieces from home to take in to make it more useful and make it mine!
Enjoy your lovely new space.

Rose said...

Look good!

Jackie said...

Those shelves are just perfect!!

I need to get my sewing room cleaned up as well. Plans are swirling in my head as usual. Now just to get down to them.

I plan on sending you an email on your shop site as soon as we are unpacked and settled in again.

God bless.

William Kendall said...

You're definitely well organized!