Unfortunately I woke up with a really bad headache. I decided to go to IKEA anyways, without taking Advil first. Mistake. But it worked out OK. I got everything I went for!
I got to IKEA right at 10:00 when they opened:
By this point my headache had reached baby migraine status and was making me nauseous. Meh. So I only did one walk through the store [instead of my usual 2], and skipped having lunch there [and therefore my chance at their lush, chocolate cake – double MEH]. I was back in my car at 11:15 and home and in bed by 12:30. But, since I got what I went for, it was still a success!
I got 8 Toftbo bath rugs [which I use for cat platform covers]:
The color in the first picture [which I took at IKEA] is more actual. My flash really washed it out!
I got the 3 ceiling lights for the girl cave that I went for – I can’t wait to install them in place of the 3 current [*woof!*] can lights! Here’s the 3 cans in the girl cave that need replacing:
I got 2 Husinge LED ceiling track kits to replace the 2 closest to the wall, and an Onsjö “firefly” LED chandelier for the can over my desk:
I love how the Husinge track lights look like little hornets:
And I LOVE how the Onsjö chandelier looks when it’s lit:
I also got the 4 ceiling lights for the master bedroom that I went for – I can’t wait to install them in place of the 4 current [*woof!*] can lights! Here’s the 4 cans in the master bedroom that need replacing: 2 near the bathroom:
And 2 up near the main beam:
I got 4 Tross LED ceiling track kits:
How can you beat TEN DOLLARS EACH??? I couldn’t resist. And like hubby said, if they look like crap or aren’t bright enough, we’re only out $40. The other set I was interested in were $90/each, so I saved $320 by going with the cheaper option.
All 6 track light kits I bought take the same 200 lumen LED bulbs:
I got 20 bulbs – 18 for the 6 track light kits + 2 extra. Holy crap I spent $160 just on LIGHT BULBS *smacks self in forehead*! I guess it’s good I saved so much on the track light kits.
I also got a dozen milk chocolate bars [IKEA has the best chocolate…]:
2 new fake plants for my office [and coordinating pots]:
4 new Ekby Måns shelf brackets – 2 red & 2 black:
A new colander for the kitchen:
And 4 Hemnes pine shelves, in white stain:
2 of them will go over the living room windows:
To house my collection of long-tailed cats that got displaced when I turned the alcove above the TV into a cat haven:
The only thing I didn’t get was a replacement for the light over the kitchen sink. So hubby and I will go to Home Depot and/or Lowe’s this weekend.
On the way to IKEA I stopped briefly at the local hardware store and art supply store to pick up a few things for future projects:
The wire is for making a MOBILE! Something I’ve wanted to do for a while, but haven’t yet. The craft plywood is for painting. I want to see if it’s any different than painting on the gesso board I usually paint on, or regular plywood [which I haven’t painted on yet].