In my original Shelf Style post, I mentioned that Ikea now sells “those” iconic shelves (Expedit/Kallax) in a range of gorgeous colours.
1. What room are your shelves in?
My shelves are in my craft/sewing room.
2. How long have you had them?
When I noticed about 8 months ago that the Kallax now came in teal, I just had to have some. Teal is my favourite colour and the main colour I use on my blog.
3. What do you store in the drawers/cupboards?
I like to use the boxes and tins to store my craft supplies – small balls of yarn, craft stamps, elastic etc.
4. What is your favourite decorator item on your shelves and why?
I love my fluffy alpaca as we have alpacas of our own – however this one is much easier to cuddle! I noticed this fluffy toy one on our 10 year wedding anniversary holiday in Queenstown, New Zealand, and my husband surprised me by sneakily buying it and magically it was in our hotel room when we got back that day. It has special memories for me, so takes pride of place on the top of my teal shelves.
5. How often do you change the “look” of your shelves?
About every 6 months I do a big clean up and tend to move things around a bit. You know what they say “a change is as good as a holiday”.
Thanks Lorelei! I just can’t resist sharing a story from when I met Lorelei at Problogger in 2013. I loved all the pretty colours she was wearing; when I complimented her on them, she let me in on a little secret. Her husband had promised she could buy new clothes to take to Problogger, as long as she didn’t buy anything black! I wouldn’t mind if my hubster offered me a deal like that, would you 😉 ?
It’s Your Turn!
If you have a set of Ikea shelves (or another brand) in your home – why not join in the fun? I’d love to feature yours in an upcoming blog post! All you have to do is snap some pics and answer the same five questions as Kirsty has above, and email them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Oh – and you don’t have to be a blogger to join in!
Would you have trouble spending the money, if you had the same deal that Lorelei was offered: you can buy new clothes, so long as there’s nothing black?! I think I would!