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, 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


  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??

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

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

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

  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!

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

  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.

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

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