Tuesday, February 18, 2014

The Great Furniture Hunt 2014: Part II

So, I shared with you some of the shopping I've done for seating for our living room. You may remember, that I left you with the reveal that we'll be buying two of these guys to rest below our planked wall.
So what will be sitting between them?
Something I have a fairly unhealthy obsession with: a wicker trunk.
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(ironically, I just picked up those striped pottery barn pillows
in amazing condition at our local thrift store for 10 bucks each!)
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Are you picking up what I'm putting down? The texture. The character. Its a little bit country. A little bit rustic. And a whole lot of me. I can't wait to get my hands on one....after we have our hardwood flooring project done, obvi.
The first trunk that I saw retailing was this one.
It was absolutely perfect. I was in love. But it was out of my budget at $299.00.
Leave it to Ikea to have a similar option, at a much lower price point ($59.99!).
Enter the BYHOLMA Chest
I saw it in a fleeting moment while I was in Ikea
(I had both kids with me, and immediately after seeing it, the meltdowns began),
 and I was impressed with it.
Sturdy. Attractive. Nice dimensions.
Pinterest was filled with images where people had put the affordable BYHOLMA to attractive use.
When I looked more closely at this refined boys room that I was already in love with
 and realized those were the chests in question, I was completely sold.
It was official: the Ikea chest was the way to go. I have a trip to Ikea in mind for mid-March (the nearest one to us is hours away) and I have a list of things I'm hoping to gather while I'm there. I can't wait to have my chairs and wicker chest in place, so I can move on to daydreaming about something new.

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