I was on hold for 68 minutes with Ikea today. Waiting to find out if the price per square foot on their Corian-like counter top was $34 as I recalled or $48 as my husband swears. Then at last I hear..
Me: Oh my God I am mental!
Daughter has turned off the power bar under my desk and disconnected the cordless phone. So I waited over an hour to tell an Ikea sales rep that "I am mental". Nice. What I was trying to say was "I am mental..from waiting for an hour so by the love of God do not put me on hold again mothertrucker!"
Given my last visit to their returns department I'm pretty sure I've now made the list of scary customers their security officers reference.
But the appliances are in! They took so long because the gas line needed to be replaced and the water pipes wouldn't pump and the moon was made out of cheese. I really don't know what the hell took so long. But I'm thrilled I didn't have to do the work that husband did and they look awesome! Next up; countertop, trim for bottom cabinets, boxing in that metal tube, lights and backsplash.
And I haven't done a "Corners of my house" picture in so long but I'm posting one of daughter's teeny tiny room now. When we redid the kitchen floors we had Jepson Flooring lay some new wood in her room. There was a carpet that was so full of crunchy and questionable stains that I couldn't walk on it without socks. Had my son spit up on the carpet in the middle of the night I would have been sponging it up with cold water. By the time daughter got here I was like, "Screw it, it'll blend in with the Motrin she spit on the rug yesterday.". But this looks great!
While we're in here, take a look at her awesome cupboard that I GARBAGE PICKED. Yup. A wealthy home owner tossed this antique pie cabinet to the curb because it "smelled musty". She let me haul it off and husband stripped, stained and waxed it.
And I think these drawer knobs from Anthropologie as coat hooks are cute. But my favorite is that wonky blue mirror. It's metal and has a little string (you can't see it) that plays music when you pull it. $4 on eBay my friends.
Husband's working late so I'm going to go and trick the kids into thinking it's actually 8 at night to get them into bed by 6:30. Then I'll embroider, eat 94% fat free popcorn and watch LA Ink. (By the way Ink, your promo is hot but I think running it every 10 minutes might be overkill my friends.) Thanks for stopping in!