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Thursday, November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving Table DIY Place Cards Craft

Happy Thanksgiving! This will be a quick post. As American's across the land are basting turkeys and bringing out the good china, I thought I'd share a quick place cards craft. All you need is some fall foliage and gold spray paint. Ready? Let's get to it.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Oh Yes, IKEA Can Do Upscale Modern Kitchens!

via Houzz
I paid a visit to IKEA on a rare day off, hoping I'd have better luck grabbing the attention of one of the kitchen staff on a weekday than a weekend. I didn't realize I was visiting right smack in the middle of IKEA's thrice-annual Kitchen Sale. Even for a weekday morning the place was mobbed with frenzied folks hoping to start a kitchen in time to lock in the 15% off. Waiting for my name to be called, I had ample time to walk through all the model kitchens and take note of things, such as the scale of the kitchen islands and smart cabinet organizers. There are things I definitely want, like the under-sink recyclables pullout and the drawer within a drawer silverware pullouts, which will allow me to do all deep drawers and no doors. It wasn't until I got to the doors, that the IKEA cabinet line gave me pause.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Two Open Kitchen Designs Using IKEA Cabinets

Now that I've weighed the pros and cons of the galley kitchen, considered knocking down walls for an open concept kitchen, and grappled with the budget, I'm starting to think about cabinetry options. Cabinets can eat up 50% of the budget, so I'm looking to bring those costs down. First stop, IKEA.