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SKULLS AND SUCH

Happy Weekend! For us here in Kansas City, we got an early start because of the snow storm, but I am so excited it’s Friday.  Since Patrick is not here this weekend, I have a huge to-do list to conquer that involves cleaning the entire house, drinks with the girls, finally hanging a few pictures and ordering a few more (I will get to that in a minute), and watching the Academy Awards on Sunday. Also, remember when I posted earlier this week about cleaning out my closet, well thanks to the snow storm yesterday and being locked inside all day, I purged about forty pieces and I am ready to go donate and sell a few things this weekend. 

So anywho, aren’t these still life prints amazing.  I was searching for new art on Etsy this week and I came across Lucy Snowe and her amazing work.  I love the mix of feminine and masculine in each piece, especially how the still life’s just pop off the page.  A while back we bought these white frames from IKEA and these prints are the perfect size. Once the place finally comes together, I promise to share some pictures.  

Oh and big news, our couch is finally being delivered. I don’t think I have ever been so excited about a piece of furntiure in my life.

xox- a dash of details 

images via Etsy- Lucy Snowe

DIY: IKEA HACK

 

Welcome to my first ever DIY project. I was kind of nervous when Patrick and I decided to go with the Ikea furniture but I am so happy with how they turned out.  (please excuse these awful pictures and the pinkish carpet).  We (I should say, Patrick) picked up these 3 Drawer TARVA Dressers and 2 of these six drawer TARVA dressers from Ikea in Pittsburg on his way back home from Christmas.  We (I should say, Patrick) put togther the big dressers and one of the nightstands.  As we were getting ready to build the other, we realized the other nightstand had duplicate part in the box, but I will get to that debacle later.

I purchased these brass pulls for $3 each to replace the ugly stock knobs and stained the dresser with a dark walnut stain, let it dry and TA DA- a nightstand for less than $100! We decided to go with the three drawer dressers for the nightstand in order to have some extra storage which I absolutely love.  My favorite part of the new nightstand is the contrast of the dark wood with our white bedding and headboard. 

So back to our debacle, if you were ever hesitant about buying Ikea furniture because you have to put it together… I will change that forever.  I PUT TOGETHER AN IKEA DRESSER on my own.  I want to shout it from the rooftop.  I honestly didn’t think I would be able to do it (let’s just say I am not so great with a hammer), but a couple hours later and some love, my little masterpiece came to life. 

xox- a dash of details

images via Ali of A Dash of Details 

Today’s News…Ikea

Exciting news for Kansas City… IKEA just released that they will be opening a new store in Merriam, KS.  I honestly do not know if I have ever been so excited about something so trivial.  It could have something to do with me starting to look at new places to live, and getting excited about buying furniture and decorating.  I am sad to leave our awesome apartment and the best roomate I have ever had, but house hunting is going to be fun and exciting.  

Do any of you have any great IKEA hacks that you have worked on?  I would love to hear about them! 

xox- a dash of details 

images via 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 /

Today's News…Ikea

Exciting news for Kansas City… IKEA just released that they will be opening a new store in Merriam, KS.  I honestly do not know if I have ever been so excited about something so trivial.  It could have something to do with me starting to look at new places to live, and getting excited about buying furniture and decorating.  I am sad to leave our awesome apartment and the best roomate I have ever had, but house hunting is going to be fun and exciting.  

Do any of you have any great IKEA hacks that you have worked on?  I would love to hear about them! 

xox- a dash of details 

images via 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 /