Ikea! I was in an Ikea today! Good grief, I could have spent a lot of time in there, but I had a doctor’s appointment so time was limited. Nevertheless, I purchased these two metal pots which hang from the ceiling. I plan to have some of my most used supplies in them. I also bought a Raskog cart. Everybody seems to have one of those. There were only three colors, black, cream and rust. I picked the cream one.
After my appointment we went to Ollie’s where I found several art books, two canvases, some coloring pages I thought would work well in art journals, crayola brush tipped markers-my plan is to empty them and use them as water brushes-drywall mesh for a DIY art supply, and snacks. Next door was Dollar Tree, so we stopped there. I found some snap-closure storage boxes, larger than the ones I wanted but they do fit in a larger container with a top. I’ll be able to fill them, and stack them. Several rolls of Washi tape, tissue paper and highlighters.
I think that sums up my art related purchases.
So, back to Ikea. I have never been in a store like it before. If you don’t know what the deal is, it can be a bit confusing.
But I persevered.
We began in the furniture section, because that was in front of us. I noticed the papers and pencils all over the place, so I took one, looked it over and knew what I needed to do. The only frustrating part was the lack of cookie sheets and 9 x 13 baking pans. Those were two of the important things I needed-ours are shot-and there were none. At least not the metal ones. There were some ceramic 9 x 13 casserole dishes, which I did not want. ( I found some really nice ones at Ollie’s, so I bought them there.)
We did discuss furnishing our new house from Ikea. Did you know you can order an entire KITCHEN from Ikea? I mean everything-counters, cupboards, appliances, lighting, everything. And you can stock it too.
I bought a step stool so our fat Chihuahua can get into our bed and several linen towels for the kitchen. Next time we’ll have more time to look.