Sunday, May 17, 2009

ikea, i love you

dining room before is pretty much an in-between room, used only for transit. also where the vacuum lives.

chairs! i did those. no super heavy wood and painful screws. there's eric!

so embarrassing for him. hahahaha. he says he looks awesome though.

the ikea pamphlet instructions told us to put a protective covering on the floor. their instruction pictures are so funny! there was also a part that told him to have two people do it. and it had a picture of one sad person, but it was crossed out. next to it was a picture of two grinning people. love it!

finished with our stylish array of seating options! i love love love it. yes, that's a bench on the left.

better shot of the bench. and it's right by the window.

solid birch! the wood is really pretty. just a light oil on top, nothing shiny or ucky. it's really pretty :)

hooray! i'm posting this on my laptop on my new table. yay!


Anonymous said...

It's your sissy! I LOVE YOU! Your blog is so inspiring, I just caught up on the last three posts and can't wait to visit on tuesday. As i've told you, I've also been cooking a lot and am realizing how rewarding it is. We should go to the farmers' markets together, too! See you on Tuesday!

t does wool said...

loving the new decorating,Brittany ;]!

Brittany Noel said...

Ashley! You finally posted on here! Haha. We should cook together all the time. And yes, let's go to the market! If you come to GH on Friday, we should drag mom to the GH market. Mmmmm. I love the market. And you!

Hi Theresa! Thank you :) It'll probably be my favorite room in the house once we get some color in here. It's nice, but terribly monochromatic right now... And both of my colorful pieces sold at the show, so now I have to figure something else out!

Helen said...

It looks really great. You two have amazing natural light in that house -- what a lovely place to spend the morning, over some coffee.

Brittany Noel said...

Helen, the light was a main factor in my HAVING to have this place! It's just incredible. Thank you :) The light shines right on it in the morning. I took some pictures today, so I'll post those tonight so you can see!

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

This is how I'm going to spend my weekend - putting together some Ikea pieces for my mom at her new place. ;-) Glad to hear it was easy. Yay! Your dining room is gorgeous.

Matt said...

yay! can't wait to see it tomorrow.

looks awesome!

Brittany Noel said...

Enjoy all of your Ikea fun! I love putting their stuff together. Thank you, I am loving my dining area now, no longer an in-between room with no function!

Brittany Noel said...

Matt! I can't wait for you to see it tomorrow! You can have the blue chair, just like you wanted :)