Friday, March 20, 2009

Overwhelmed is an understatement

I went to IKEA for the first time on Wednesday...

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whoa.


I think I must have just walked around in a stupor because I only spent three dollars!

Well, that and I didn't really need anything.

And I'm broke.

But other than that!

There is so much to feed the imagination and I plotted all kinds of things but overall wasn't inspired to do anything about it. I think there is plenty there that is a pretty good base for a project, but noticed that much of it was lacking character.

I collect old vintage junk so my definition of character may be...off. *shrug*

So what did I get?




A little pop of green for my windowsill - in the form of shamrocks. They look slightly traumatized despite my gentle potting so I hope they perk up a bit.


I also snagged a good base for a project that has been stumping me.





Two frames that are not constructed of the most fabulous materials, but I was going to make mine out of cardboard starting from scratch so this gives me a good head start!

And see that sticker on there?

Let me get closer...


Yeah for each! Woohoo! The acrylic front is scratched and that's why. My original project wasn't going to have a front protective piece at all so who cares if those don't look good since I won't be using them.

And for that price it won't even make me feel bad that they aren't going to closely resemble their original form. But that project isn't finished yet, so you'll have to check back to see how it turns out.

15 comments:

Julie said...

Fun...I'm an Ikea virgin as well *snicker*
There's one way across town where my girlfriend lives. She promises to take me there soon, I can't wait!
I love shamrocks :)

{Katie Lane} said...

I love Ikea. It took me a few visits before I started to purchase things, give it time :)

Ann On and On... said...

Score! Ikea is always overwhelming, but fun.

Stopped by from SITS and I wanted to invite you to my blog...I am having 2 giveaways. :D

Daisigirl said...

That place is really a zoo alright! Did you try any Swedish Meatballs while you were there?

Heather @ Sugar N Spice Mostly Nice said...

It is totally a 4 hour shopping trip! Great deal on the frames. You would of paid even more had you picked them up at Goodwill.

Love the shamrocks!

Miss Eve said...

Dear Molly!Thanks for stopping by on my blog and for leaving those sweet comments. I enjoyed them a lot :-) IKEA is great, I love it because you can use your creativity with the items you purchased...I think you bhought great stuff! Have a lovely Sunday, love: Evi

Ms Cupcake said...

Love Ikea!

Good morning everybody! Have a wonderful fun Sunday from a fellow sitsa.

Checking in from Zen Cupcake

Mommy said...

I don't think that I knew you could buy big shamrocks!

Robin Lynne said...

Oooh. I've never been inside an Ikea, myself, but their website is even overwhelming - so it's probably best this way :)

I can't wait to see your finished project. What a deal on those frames, too!

The Blonde Duck said...

There's one in my hometown, but I've never been...

Musings of the Mrs. said...

Ikea is definitely the scariest place on earth if just browsing. You must NEED furniture to go in there. Otherwise, its just too much!

Parenthood For Me said...

I have only been to ikea once and it was amazing. There isn't one near my house. Just stopping by from SITS. If you get a chance, check out my non profit Parenthood or Me.org. Our mission is to provide financial and emotional support to those starting families through adoption or medical intervention. Pass the link on to anyone who may be interested
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jenjen said...

Hi Molly! Thanks for coming over and saying hi! What a great place you have here. I love IKEA too. It looks like you got some great deals there.

Have a wonderful week. I am excited to get to know you better!

XOXO
Jen

pocket full of pink said...

Oh my goodness, Ikea can definitely be overwhelming!! My husband gets dizzy in there! Great frames! :o)

Brittany said...

I had the same experience the first time that I went to IKEA.

Holy. Cow.
That place is HUGE!!!!

I love the shamrock plant. Too cute!