I was inspired by a tear sheet that I had collected from a Home Beautiful magazine.

The light shades that I have put up in the kitchen are actually waste paper bins from Ikea.  Yes that is right, bins!

What an awesome idea and so effective.  I copied the design idea but I used the $9.99 bin.

We already had the baton lights wired so it was as simple as hanging the shade instantly.  You could even spray the bin in any colour to bring a pop of brightness to your space.  It was well worth the trip to Ikea.




My tear sheets.

Here are some other cool things I found at Ikea.

graddig-wall-decoration-set-of-__0216321_PE360541_S4losjon-hanger__0173849_PE327912_S4I also bought this striped blanket for Archer’s room.  At $29.95 it was so affordable.  There are so many great products at Ikea.




I also had my eye on this striped floor rug.

Maybe next time…



Have you been to Ikea lately and been surprised by what they have?