Sunday, July 17, 2011

Still In The Living Room, This Time With Ikea End Tables...

So we set off for Ikea without the list, thinking, surely when I see it, I will remember which end table to get....not necessarily so...

Here is the table I bought:

EDLAND Chest with 2 drawers gray Width: 40 1/8 " Depth: 18 1/8 " Depth of drawer: 14 5/8 " Height: 34 5/8 "  Width: 102 cm Depth: 46 cm Depth of drawer: 37 cm Height: 88 cm
Got home, pressured Ryan to put together the table immediately, and wham - it was huge! 5 1/2 inches above the arm of the sofa...wow, so did not look great.



We had to make an unexpected trip to the in-laws so we took the legs of the tables with us so my miracle worker FIL and MIL could advise us to cut or not to cut.... As I am showing my MIL the design board so she can see what the whole table looks like and make an informed decision, I notice that I BOUGHT THE WRONG TABLES!! And the tables I was supposed to get, were shorter, more narrow, and just the perfect size! So - take the table apart, back to Ikea, and back home to put the new table together.
Here is the table I was supposed to get:

EDLAND Nightstand gray Width: 32 1/4 " Depth: 20 1/2 " Height: 30 3/4 "  Width: 82 cm Depth: 52 cm Height: 78 cm


Ahhh much better.....

What do you think?
I am loving this Edland collection from Ikea - I could use these pieces in every room. And every time I walk downstairs, the smell is so good! Like lemony new wood...

EDLAND Dressing table, gray Width: 49 1/4 " Depth: 22 1/2 " Height: 29 1/8 "  Width: 125 cm Depth: 57 cm Height: 74 cm
This desk is so pretty, for $199. I could use this in my guest room, but some people don't like not having drawers for their drawers...

EDLAND 6-drawer dresser, gray Width: 62 1/4 " Depth: 20 1/2 " Height: 37 3/8 "  Width: 158 cm Depth: 52 cm Height: 95 cm
This dresser is $299, not bad after looking at Ethan Allen dressers for over $2,000! What? Does a maid come to dust it every week for 5 years?


Linking to:

The Mustard Ceiling

9 comments:

  1. i am so jealous of your proximity to ikea...i will take a road trip one of these days. i still see an art piece hanging out behind your sofa. did you decide to keep it??

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  2. Love your new table and it is perfect. I also love the desk too. Hugs, Marty

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  3. Wow, I love your decor style. I really enjoyed looking through all the before and after's of your home, just lovely.

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  4. I'm visiting from The Mustard Ceiling. Love the table and desk.

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  5. I have 2 Edland pieces in our master bedroom and I LOVE them! Great pick up on the end table... love your lamp too!

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  6. Wish I had an Ikea within a short driving distance..love the piece you picked up. Visiting from The Mustard Ceiling. Will add your blog to my list.

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  7. Thank you for linking up to my mix and mingle party, I am so happy I found your blog.

    Your living room is turning out fabulous, I love your art behind the sofa and the Ikea side tables...I can't wait to see how it turns out.

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  8. The side table you picked out is perfect for your family room!

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  9. Those pieces are lovely. I just love the legs, or maybe they should be called "gams!"
    :)CAS

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