Month : June 2008

grown up furniture

Page (Monday night, about 4 hours into furniture building): "Ten bucks says there's a blog post about this tomorrow."

You know it! 🙂 So excited to have bedroom furniture that doesn't look like it belongs in a dorm room, and that actually matches! No more college leftover hodge podge, woo hoo!

We had a fabulous weekend in Chicago, driving into Galena Fri night, then heading out early Saturday. We were able to hit every spot on our list: Ikea, Trader Joe's, Crate & Barrel, Container Store, H&M, California Pizza Kitchen, Potbelly's, and Z Gallerie! We got back to CR in time to celebrate Mom's birthday on Sunday, then headed back to Des Moines on Monday to begin the massive Ikea building session:




for some reason these pictures will NOT rotate right side up – and I'm giving up after ten minutes of trying…this is Mom getting all excited about her iPhone from Dad for her bday and blowing out her flip flop cupcake cake 🙂


our car, packed down with shopping souvenirs…




…and completion! 



Two dressers, two bedside tables and six hours later, Mr. Wonderful himself had these all put together – what a stud! I wanted to rearrange them and play around with the layout but these things are HEAVY and Page had definitely had his fill for the day haha. My favorite part was when I realized the lining in the drawers is a yellow stripe!


Hope your weekend was just as fun! Happy Tuesday!