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I am a mother of eight and grandmother of three who loves to make and create. Rosemary Hill is the name of our home where we live, work, learn and create together

Saturday, 17 March 2012

New Furniture

Shay was a bit upset that I didn't post any photos of my great new furniture collected from Ikea's As Is last night. That's because we hadn't actually built the flatpacks. This morning we remedied that.

Mr 17 and some of  his helpers
The finished Varde drawers
Mr 17 was our chief builder, with my Bradley, Miss 15, and grandson and granddaughter as assistants. The kitchen in our new house is not small, but it is pretty old-fashioned with very few drawers. (Teeny tiny drawers! My cutlery doesn't even fit in a drawer!) I just love drawers in the kitchen so was pretty keen to get some drawers. I even had the space for them mapped out. I have been to Ikea several times to buy some drawers, but have come home empty-handed every time because these are really the best fit for my needs, and the worst fit for my bank account. Until last night that is.

White Liatorp round table
And the new table for our making/doing area. (You can see the old one in the background of the first photo. It's not really old, I bought it on February 29th. This was the table I really wanted, but couldn't afford. The "old" table is upstairs in the rumpus room now, waiting for someone to do some homework on it!) Of course, I don't have any chairs yet. (Any minute now...) I am lucky to have a houseful of professional furniture builders! They built, I sewed. Yes, more work on my drunkard's path pot holder, which has morphed into a table topper for my new Liatorp table. Not finished yet, but any minute now...

7 comments:

Kate said...

Love the drawers and your new table is divine.

OzRose said...

Nice!

thea said...

I wondered what all that stuff in the trunk was! Very nice pieces.

Shay said...

LOVE that new table. I looked at one of those myself about a year ago.

And can you ever have too much storage in a kitchen. I think not.

Jindi's Cottage said...

Bargains!! Well done on finding in the "as is" section...gotta love an IKEA bargain...mmm now I want to play with Drunkards Path templates and go to IKEA...you're having a bad influence on me! *LOL*...

Sarah said...

I often think I would prefer our dining table be round - so we all sit in a circle when we eat - but then when we have people over it is pretty limiting.... Ummm I am sure I can find a way around this when we ever do our extension!!!

Jantine said...

New furniture is always a happy moment!