We decided that it’s time to get some real furniture for our house. We walked through Ikea and ransacked their website to upgrade our living room and dining room. Our place is currently made up of mostly handmedowns or furniture we’ve had since high school. Ouch. Obviously it was time to do something. We are getting all this delivered at the beginning of next month!
Table with pop up leaf that is so easy I can do by myself. We both love board games and our table was woefully tiny. We can only play card games or games with small boards like Pandemic. This means that my boyfriend’s favorite board game Eclipse is something we have to take to other people’s places. But no more! For me I am excited to be able to use servingware for once. No more buffet style dinners!
We have to sit somewhere! We have been eyeing these comfty chairs for a long time. We actually already have 2 of these because we could not wait any longer as the previous chairs were TERRIBLE. So we are picking up 2 more to round out the set.
Mmm sexy sideboard. We are getting 2 of these bad boys. One to be used as a real sideboard and the other will be in the living room used as a bar! When I showed Skitch this he was smitten as well which really worked out since I was planning on getting two of them even if he thought they were super ugly.
This sofa will change our lives. The current sofa situation is a futon I’ve had since I was like 16. Needless to say we don’t spend much time on it and feel bad making our friends and family sit on it because it’s hard as a rock. This new sofa is lovely looking, has storage under the lounge part and the bed takes seconds to create. It’s amazing!
I love the shininess and the shade on these lamps. I think they’ll give enough light and I can move them closer when I am reading a book or magazine. I feel like we live in a cave all the time and it bums me out so this should keep both of us happy.
Billy Bookshelves – everyone seems to have these and we already have 2 and are getting 2 more for movies, video games and more books. These are going behind the sofa flanking the sideboard we are using as a bar. So much storage and it’ll look so nice.
That is pretty much it for this phase of upgrading. We are so excited for these changes. His desk is currently in the dining area and he just doesn’t have enough room so we are moving him into the living room and adding the sideboard so I can have a lot of my pantry back! We are getting all of this delivered so they can take it up the stairs into our apartment. We are currently organizing and taking things to goodwill to prepare!
What are you checking out at IKEA?