Monday, July 30, 2012

My Haul From Ikea

Last Tuesday my daughter and I, her boyfriend and his mom, went to Ikea to get a few things. We spent much of the day browsing and shopping. This was our guests first visit to Ikea. 
All of you who've been there know exactly how they felt seeing all the choices Ikea has to offer. They were able to find a couple of bookcases, a desk and a whole bunch of other little items. My haul looked like this:

Ikea has so many inexpensive gadgets. I picked up a couple of these laptop supports for $3.99 each. Mr. Fanatic's laptop gets really hot on his lap and this solves the problem.
I picked up a couple of white bath sheets. Don't know about you, but when I get out of the shower, I definitely don't want a little towel, especially in the winter. Ikea towels have this ingenious loop on one side just for hanging them up on a hook. No more finding towels on the floor because they slipped off the hook.

Went to Ikea about a month ago and picked up some other white curtains for my Master Bedroom, but they were too sheer. Found these tab topped Lenda curtains instead and love them a whole lot more. This photo was taken a few days ago before Mr. Fanatic raised up the curtain rod closer to the ceiling.

Here's a before shot of our Master....

Now, while I can't show you the whole room, I can show you how the 20" Fjadrar inner pillows look with some pillow covers I purchased awhile back. Ikea has the most unpronounceable names for their products. I bet the Swedes don't think so! 
The inner pillows are down filled and were only $6.99 each. I  also bought a 24" square down filled pillow for my daughter.

I purchased a few more items and will show you where I put them another time. Will also have to take some photos of the whole Master Bedroom, as well.

If you've been to Ikea, what was your favorite find and what department do you like best?


p.s. I have not been compensated in any way by Ikea.


  1. Great finds Pam! I've never been to Ikea but I did order stuff online. I really need to make a visit!

  2. I have been to Ikea in Atlanta once and liked the kitchen area and the plants. I never drive in Atlanta or I would go back. The white curtains are pretty. To me the place was a bit like a whole day excursion.

  3. I love IKEA. We've bought several large items, like book cases and my favorite is a chair we bought for the family room. Great stuff. I will have to look for those pillows next time I'm down there. Visiting from Make it Pretty Monday.

    Jocelyn @

  4. I love Ikea. It's probably a good thing we don't live close to one or I would spend my whole life there. Congrats on your great finds. They look great.

  5. I want to go to an Ikea! The closest one is in Houston I think.

  6. I LOVE Ikea! We shopped there all the time when we lived in Germany and have just now moved again near an Ikea! Yippeeeee! I love it all! I can't wait to see your bedroom!

  7. Looks like you did all right at IKEA.
    The laptop stand is a great idea. I used to use a laptop and found it too hot to have on my lap.
    Love the pillows and the curtains look great too!
    Our only IKEA is about 250 miles from me. I've never been in one but I've heard a lot about them.

  8. You got some great stuff!! I love Ikea. Was just there with my daughter, we were shopping for her dorm. I managed to get myself a few things though.:)

  9. I have only been there once, and it was so crowded, the lines wrapped around the building. I've been debating whether to go back to Ikea with my daughter to buy items for her apartment. I think you have convinced me I should. Those are some great bargains! The curtains are so pretty (BTW, your bedroom is GORGEOUS!) and would work in my guest room.

    Visiting from Make It Pretty Monday!

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