I love Ikea. I am well aware that the snooty commenters over at my beloved Apartment Therapy gleefully trash-talk anyone who dares to use Ikea in their own homes, but I care not. It’s simply made, inexpensive and perfectly-designed…not to mention matches the natural wood and white-walls look of our house. The closest Ikea to us is in Ottawa, which we’re planning a trip to anyway for their Tulip Fest, so I’ve started to create a
wish shopping list in preparation…
First and foremost, the EXPEDIT Shelving, in white. I’ve wanted one since forever and it will fit perfectly upstairs in place of the rickety shelving that currently holds my art books and craft supplies. Remember, this room will first be doubling as the crafty room/nursery, and later on as the crafty room/play room (once the kid transitions downstairs to the second bedroom). I’m envisioning craft/baby supplies in the top row, art books in the next down, children’s books in the 3rd down and bins of toys/baby clothes on the bottom.
And then, as I was browsing through the children’s section of the website, I came across the VANDRING series:
- Outfitting a Baby Nursery for Under $260 (mint.com)
- Nursery (babyzone.com)
- Even IKEA knows that after conception a baby comes (liveactionnews.org)
- Nautical Nursery for Less: Under $200 (apartmenttherapy.com)