Raise your hand if you’re excited for spring. I’m right there with you. There’s only so much hibernating and gumbo cooking left in me. Warm weather, long evening walks and the amazing beauty of the Pacific Northwest sounds perfect! Moving to Seattle from Chicago filled me with aspirations, gardening in particular. Alas, I can keep Mister and two cats alive, but I don’t have much luck with plants. That’s why I was so excited to find an artificial alternative during our latest trip to IKEA. Our haul included these adorable thyme and eucalyptus pots.
We installed two horizontal rods, the first with potted plants and the second with colorful kitchen supplies that don’t get much use. We filled the first pot with a wooden spoon, pie cutter and sushi rolling mat.
We stuffed the second pot with these IKEA dish towels. The fabric is light like cheesecloth and the colors pop against the tone of the wall.
The third pot is my absolute favorite. Dave is an engineer who also “dabbles” in art. He hand-carved and stained these kitchen utensils in college. They’re gorgeous and we finally have a beautiful way to display them.
I love the finished product!
The colors and cozy factor have me swooning over the dining space. The best part? We spent just a little more than $100 on the whole project.
- Mounting rail: $9.99×2=$19.98
- Utensil holder: $6.99×4: $27.96
- Condiment stand: $16.99
- Long hooks: $2.99×2=$5.98
- Short hooks: $2.99×2=$5.98
- Artificial plant: $5.99×4=$23.96
- Dish towels: $3.99
- Utensils: Free
Hizzah for progress!
Dining Room Decorating List
Demolish existing flooring
Install new flooringChunk up the crown moulding
Hang wood blinds
Add crown moulding
Add casings to the entryways
Add four-inch baseboards
Paint the walls
Paint the ceiling/add some intrigue
Create a gallery wall
Build fireplace mantel and retile
Make a longer table runner
Locate a sound system that wasn’t manufactured in th mid-90’s (Aiwa in the house!)