Ikea is one of my favorite home furnishing stores. Sometimes I just walking around the showroom to get some new ideas. They also have great prices for those of us who are looking to decorate on a budget. I love their accessory department especially the $1 vases and candles. And everything always looks so beautiful and doable.
But with the benefit of low prices sometimes the stuff just screams CHEAP to me. Really almost as soon as I get it home and begin to break it in, the furniture starts to lose its luster. And it starts to remind me more of my college dorm room with its beat up broken down state of blah.
There furniture is really great (don't get me wrong).
I really do have many pieces in my home. I just think they need a bit of sprucing up. When it comes to Ikea stuff I cannot just let it be as is. I would die (not literally) for people to walk in my house and say "you got that from Ikea, right?"
I think I might turn purple with embarrassment. I am more creative and original than that. So like any other thing I bring home my Ikea finds require a bit of personalization. An art form known as hacking.
I have been hacking for years. Sounds so mischievous doesn't it?
Muah-ha-ha. Ok I just had to do that.
My latest project involves a dresser my husband acquired during his bachelor days. I think its ugly but he thinks its functional so it stayed. And I am finally getting around to making it something I can live with.
Soon it will have some knobs and then it will be on to my next project. So keep an eye out for an update.