Tuesday, October 6, 2009

IKEA Regrets

Was in IKEA, yesterday, and had several "almost purchases" that I regret not making. (However, my pocketbook is happy with my decision.)

This is a pendant light that I want for over my kitchen table.


The exact fixture has only one bulb, and I could not decide if that would provide enough light for my dimly lit kitchen. (Remember that portion of my kitchen?).............

The tag for the pendant light said "not available until November" - however, there were 5 or more available at the store. (Yikes - I probably missed my big opportunity!) The actual light is not showing up on the online IKEA catalogue.

Next "almost purchase"............


OR.......


.........for my den.

I wanted two of these and then started worrying that they were too big for the corner where I envisioned them. I want to Maybe paint them black and put a fun cushion in the seat. Sort of like this picture I shared last week from Southern Living...........


Oh, well. Maybe next IKEA trip I will be braver.


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6 comments:

Sjn said...

It's all returnable, right? So give it a try or you'll never know.

Farmgirl Paints said...

I just love IKEA. Those pics are great. That light would have looked great, but like you said it might not have provided enough light.

janet said...

OMG....love your B&W checked floor!!!!

Heidi said...

Hi there,
You need to go back right away and get that darned lamp. And the chairs..I have four of the first ones painted apple green, they are great, I love them and we practically live in them all summer long out on our deck. And I bring them inside, too. They would not be a mistake. And the lamp, well it is perfect and unusual and you love it, so what better to hang in your spot. You can always supplement the light with little lamps or something....or take it back if it doesn't work. I'm just saying....:)
Enjoy the rest of the week, hope you'll stop by for a visit sometime.
Heidi - Heart and Home

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

You sound like me. I can't tell you how many times I've wandered around IKEA, thinking about buying this, that, or the other, but come home empty-handed. Our IKEA is a good 45-minute drive away, too, so then I end up making the long trip back...

Love that photo from Southern Living. What a beautiful room!

Janet said...

Love the chairs. They would look fabulous painted black. Love the Southern Living room too.

 
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