All posts tagged: Ikea

Ikea Photo Ledge = Kitchen Storage Solutions

Despite the fact that we’re allegedly getting snow this week, Spring is here and the urge to clean and organize is in full force.  Actually, when you live in 700 square feet with two other heartbeats, the urge to clean and organize is pretty much always present.  I was wandering Ikea (yes, I go there as often as it sounds) and trying to resolve a solution for my above-the-stove shelving I have for spices, oils, vinegars, etc.  I wanted to have a set up that kept the ingredients at a quick reach while cooking, but still looked aesthetically pleasing. I had used some tension mounted ledge shelves from Target, but they couldn’t support the weight, weren’t quite wide enough, and definitely weren’t long enough.  Good in theory, poor in execution.  These shelves changes my entire kitchen and cooking experience in 10 minutes.  At $9.99 they’re the right price and easily found in both black and white at an Ikea store near you. It’s worth noting that they do not come with the hardware for mounting, …

Operation: Floating Floor

Where have I been? (I just assume you wonder.) Moving. Moving is the worst. When we took residence at our (now defunct) apartment in September it was supposed to be for years, not months. No sooner had the last shelf been hung, walls painted, and an awesome light dimmer installed (thanks, Dad!) we got the sad news… the building had been sold. In Boston, you never hear of a building being sold and everyone living happily ever after. We were no exception. I definitely won’t miss things like getting visqueened in to the apartment by the construction workers. Seriously. This happened. Ask my mom, she was there. But moving on – literally – it’s 3 days in to life at the new apartment I jumped in with both feet to a crazy project. There were only two negatives to the new apartment: weirdly short bedroom ceiling (glad I’m only 5’2″) and a bizarre floor. Apparently the style was quite a ‘thing’ back in it’s day, used in ballrooms and function halls to be very grand. …