Happy Hump Day!
FINALLY!!! We got the shelf from IKEA that I wanted so badly. It wasn't too $$, got it for $129. I love it!! It = more storage space, and I like that! Our dining room is "NYC" as you may know from the house tour , so we keep thinking up ways to "NYC" it more. I liked the idea of the shelf (over a huge pic, because do have a huge pic right across the room in "London" - it'd be too much BIG art!) because in NYC its all about using the space you have - in those tiny apartments where everything has to flow AND work...this shelf helps us use the space more. Especially because all our mail and cookbooks were piling up here:
We are moving this white shelf down in the craft room (and Frodo's ugly kitty condo) and replacing it with a much sleeker, nicer "launching" pad set of furniture. I love what Young House Love has going on in their hallway with their entry table, we want to copy it, you can see a pic of that here. We like the clean look of this entry ensemble, as well as the little cubes that can be used as extra seating if need be. I know I know, we have that huge red couch (Clifford) but sometimes we do need the extra seating if we have enough people over (Ravens games, Christmas parties, etc). Anyways, we want to do something like this for that space. But on to the shelf...gotta love that IKEA...
Here is Dave, putting it together - don't worry, I helped too.
Home Management Binder and my Recipe Binder, tucked into their new home?
So that's my shelf that I've been dreaming of for months now, finally sitting in my NYC dining room. Life is good:)