We’re still all aglow from our recent Engagement – no date set just yet, but we’re getting there with the wedding planning. So much to think about!
In the meantime, this fabulous update occurred (actually back in February, but who’s counting?)
For Valentine’s Day, we actually celebrated at Ikea of all places. Our local store hosted a special event including salmon dinner and a bottle of bubbly for two, plus a wine and chocolate tasting in the bedroom department. All for $12. Total. For both of us. It was a no-brainer!
…I mean, it’s Ikea. So, it wasn’t going to be a Five Star rated Salmon dinner. But it WAS super delicious, especially those green puff things at the top of the plate!
As we were celebrating the holiday at Ikea, we decided to gift each other from the store. We had been discussing for a while how dark the side of the room with the bookshelf was, and I had even been looking around at potential small shelf lamps that would be more ambient.
Then Ikea released these puppies, the RANARP (sounds derpy, no?), and I knew they had to be ours.
They’re this perfect shade of white – not 100% pure, but not creamy either. And the brassy colored hardware has a fantastic contrast, plus the cord! Is it weird to be in love with a cord?
Black and white chevron! A fabric wrapped cord just makes these so new-vintage if that makes sense.
Assembly was relatively simple, and the whole addition took a total of about 15 minutes. There are two options, either you can clip them on to the shelf like we have done here, or add an additional piece that makes the clips into a handy hinge allowing you to mount them to the wall and make them into wall lights that swivel. Would be a cute look for over a bed!
In the background of the above photo, you’ll also see a slight update for summer – YELLOW.
This was another find at Ikea. I just loved how cheery it looked in yellow. I mean, it’s just begging to be used on a table at a dinner party or something, isn’t it?
And of course, when you think yellow, you can’t help but have lemons come to mind. A few vase filler lemons are strewn about, including in these vintage mason jars I scored at Goodwill for a total of $5 for all three! WOOHOO!
So now we’re living the enlightened life and making lemonade with it. All in all, I’m diggin’ it.
Have you ever found something and just had to decorate around it?
P.S. — If you read this through a reader, you may have noticed some weird ADD with our watermark on photos. That’s because some of these were edited in February, and some just before posting this — and we’ve recently undergone an over-haul on the blog. So stop by the home page and take a look around! 🙂