IKEA’s pretty devious if you ask me. Every time I end up there to buy a flip house kitchen or such, I end up spending money on my own house as well.
After drooling over this lamp for 6 months,
my resistance wore down.
It fit’s perfectly in my office. Not too big, not too small, and just enough glitz. Check out that cord and gold accents! Well done, IKEA! (it’s also available in silver, but the white just called to me)
I also purchased drawer inserts for my office’s expedit cubbies. I’ve tried to keep flip reciepts and paperwork organized with just open shelving, but it hasn’t been pretty (read: looks like a bomb went off). Once I got 4 sets of drawers home and assembled one set, I noticed an issue…
As you may know, IKEA’s expedit line has now been replaced with Kallax. Same product, but a little sleeker. And, apparently, slightly whiter.
Not kosher. It wasn’t close enough to be the same and not different enough to be different, if you know what I mean. The way I saw it, I had 2 options. Go back to IKEA and pick up the drawers in the wood tone…
… and IKEA’s 35 minutes away and at this point was a weekend. I don’t do IKEA on weekends…… I like myself too much to do that to me…. so where does that leave me?
Paint them, naturally.
I went with a light gray- just gray enough to add a bit of contrast to the white and get away from the clashing white tones.
Some fancier brass pulls are in these drawers future, but until then, I also sprayed the knobs gold. Can you tell how excited I am for the weather finally to be nice enough to start painting outside again?
Once I get the office organized once again and tweak a few more small things, I’ll give you a full office update. Until then, I’m totally excited to have a little bit more style in this tiny room.
Well, I’m off to meet the contractor at Grover! Happy Monday!!