fifty six reasons why i love ikea

I decided to walk around my house and survey everything Ikea. Sadly, what I am about to show is not everything, as there are retired items in the basement – the place where things go to die. To clarify, we once lived in Montreal and spent many Saturday mornings dining on $1.99 breakfast and strolling around the store – making some of these pieces vintage … who says Ikea doesn’t last?!?

Do others have this much Ikea? Let me know! 

The entry and hallway: 1. Discontinued? (similar)  / 2. Siguard Bench (no longer available in red, pitty) / 3. Portis Hat and Coat Stand / 4. Olunda framed alphabet poster (discontinued?)Hallway1 Entry1Hallway2The kitchen/living/dining room: 5. & 6. Assorted glassware / 7. Bekvam Step Stool (stained black) / 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. Kids dishware, placemats and a glass pitcher / 13. Garbage bin for dog food (similar) / 14. Paper napkins / 15. Serving bowl (discontinued) / 16. Blanda Blank Serving Bowl / 17. A sampling of my collection of assorted pictures frames / 18. Read about our fauxdenza here / 19. Blomster Candlesticks (set of 3) / 20. Tejn Faux Sheepskin / 21. Marius Stool / 22. A sampling of my collection of assorted flower pots / 23. Bud vase (discontinued but similar options here)Kitchen1 Kitchen2 Kitchen3Kitchen5 Kitchen6Kitchen7Kitchen8Living1Living2Living3Living4The bathrooms: 24. Patrull Bathtub mat / 25. Dannskar Bathroom Faucet / 26. Lillangen Sink Cabinet / 27. Step Stool (similar) / 28. Mirror (discontinued but this is a beauty) / 29. Stacked narrow cabinets (similar)Bathroom1 Bathroom2 Bathroom3 bathroom4The office and playroom: 30. This is an Expedit (RIP) but the Kallax is similar  / 31. Alex Drawer unit / 32. Erik (discontinued in red) / 33. Trofast (perfect for lego!) / 34. Liatorp Sideboard / 35. Mala Easel / 36. Mula blocks with wagonoffice1 office2 Playroom1 Playroom2 Playroom3 Playroom4The bedrooms: 37. Similar / 38. Ol’ faithful (aka Poang!) / 39. Soften Rug / 40. Raskog Utility Cart / 41. Lillerod Rug / 42. Henry 2 (Gosig Golden) / 43. Smila Stjarna lamp / 44. Nyponros Duvet cover and pillow case (2 sets) / 45. Rast 3-Drawer Chest (stained blue) / 46. Tveblad Cushion cover (discontinued) / 47. Fagleboda Handles / 48. Bekvam Step Stool (stained blue) / 49. Alang Table Lamp / 50. Hemnes 3-Drawer Chest / 51. Valby Ruta Rug / 52. Hemnes Nightstand / 53. Fjell Bed Frame / 54. Malm 6-Drawer Chest (similar) / 55. Jute rug (similar) / 56. Wardrobe (similarDavid1 David2 David3 David4 Master1 Master2 Master3 Spare1 Spare2From their website: To become a leader in life at home in the Halifax marketplace we need to truly connect with people and helping them live a better everyday life at home. Before the store opens, IKEA will do 100 home visits, interviewing people in their homes to get a deep understanding of their needs, dreams and frustrations in and around the home. The new store will reflect the market with relevant, affordable home furnishing solutions and local architecture. Our intention is not to mirror what people have in their homes today, but to help people live a better everyday life at home and show them new ideas to solve their needs.

Ikea, call me.

Read here for my Ikea wish list.

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