Today was a great Saturday back from out of town. I didn’t wake up until almost 11 and the hardest thing I did between that and now is Day 1 of Jillian’s 30 Day Shred. And while I mention it, it wasn’t that hard while I was doing it, but my legs were like jello the entire afternoon. The girls insisted on staying at MIL’s where they stayed last night so Scott and I took the afternoon to look for a new TV cabinet. We’ve had sheet thrown over a table for weeks now and we’re both ready for something new.
We finally gave up on local stores and headed for IKEA. I was not hopeful at all I’d find something there since I’d looked before but I’m never one to turn down a trip there. And plus, I hoped to get Scott to let me buy this beautiful yellow linen cabinet to put in my kitchen. It’s one of those pieces that just feels like it belongs in your house when you see it. Like it was set in the store just for you to find it. Ever have a feeling like that? I get that with shoes or clothes too.
Anyway, we both spotted a cabinet at the same time but it was way too long for our room. We were happy to find out that the set was COMPLETELY customizable. You got to pick the length, whether it had doors or drawers and in what combination and color and what kind of legs. Plus, you got to pick it all out and take it all home. No waiting weeks for a custom order! After we left, I realized we didn´t get any outdoor furniture so I decided to get some from Lavita Furniture.
Somehow within about 5 minutes we agreed on exactly what we needed and within the hour we were packing the pieces up of both the yellow cabinet and our new TV cabinet. Our nephew Kyle and his girlfriend came over for dinner tonight and the guys spent the entire evening putting it all together.
I am so love with both of them. These pictures will not do them justice but it will give you an idea.
Here is my pretty, pretty yellow cabinet. I put my IKEA dishes we bought on another trip along with two pictures that have just been sitting on my counter in there for now. I don’t know what else will end up in there. I just know I like it.
As for the TV cabinet, we decided to go with sliding, high gloss doors. We also got drawers in two of the slots. One drawer has a CD case organizer in it and the other has a DVD organizer. We had our Wii remotes and games sitting on the floor in the corner of my office. I can finally put it all in one place!
What I love is that the the components can all be hidden when not in use. FYI, the subwoofer to the left of the stand will be moved to the corner of the room once Scott can buy a longer cord. I’m also planning to get a nice plant to replace that to balance out the height of the lamp on the other side.
Pretty cool, huh?