IKEA a loved and hated place

For the average joe/jane IKEA is a fabulous place to get trendy looking furniture for reasonable price. I have a love hate relationship whith this place, I hate the ques at the check out counter and love the fact I can get reasonable priced things. When that is said, you get what you pay for.

After a short to IKEA have I have purchased a few thisng to complete the apartement, 3 Isala cabinets for the dining area, a few cheap rugs, curtains, and a lamp shade for mummys old gren lamp

I got some sheer cotton curtains for the dining area and living room. I was contempating lift curtains in  bleached linnen, but these are fine for now.
The two carpets I got is to protect the painted floors from wear and tear.
The carpets are temporary untill I find some that I really love, the black and white one is made of polyester, a material I wouldn’t choose normaly but for less than  NOK 500 that one is still ok.
I have ambevalent feelings when it comes to shopping at IKEA, I cant’t seem to not go there if I need anything cheap and temporary, but hate the fuss, hustle and bustle of the place.
The appatrement is starting to look like home.

The appartement is getting there

The new appartement floors has been allowed to dry and harden for a few days since I painted them, so I have begun moving in a few furnitures. Most of what I have is what I have brought with me from the old house. It is still chaotic, but it is starting to look like someones home.
When they heard that I was moving out my husband’s aunty asked if I needed any furniture, they had an old coffee table in the attic that they in turn got from an aunt and uncle when they were setting up their first home. I said yes I thought it might look good with my sofa
I’m trying to decide if I am keeping it the way it is or maybe paint it. What do you think?
 The dinning set is from the children’s great grand mother and it used to be pink, I gave it a couple of layers of paint a few years ago and had the seats re upholstered. The only new item in the appartement for now is the lamp from House Doctor above the table.
There is still a lot to do and I have to think about this as just another move, like we usually do when we have moved arround for hubby’s work.
I have to look at this as new opportunities and possibilities.

Finally finished painting the hall

After a wonderfoull day spent out in the sun, I decided that I should finish up what I had started and paint the wall in the hall with the thorne wallpaper, I hade already pinted it ones, but the color looked to much like tooth paste, so I had to do it again.

The new coloror is simmilar to the one I first painted, but there is a little red in this one so it didn’t look so bright as the one before.

I even hung up the pictures of Hanna and Dan from ehen they were little toddlers. The dresser is a souvenir from our stay in Hong kong.

This room connects the livingromm, garage and the office.

The cabinets you see on the right are shoe cabinets, in idea I got from our stay in South Korea.

This view is from the livingroom.