HAPPILY EVER AFTER

HAPPILY EVER AFTER

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

THIS IS THANKS TO JULIA!

IKEA GOES ON AND ON!

 Julia is the genius behind.....Cuckoo 4 Design

http://cuckoo4design.blogspot.com/

Julia is presently in Germany visiting her family, but stays true to her follows on her blog.  This morning she posted about new products from IKEA.

  One in particular caught my eye



THE REASON ......


Way ...way back in early 2003, MC and I rented a van!

  Our destination was IKEA in Northern Virginia...

We lived in Norfolk at the time!  We had visions of Sugar Plums during the 4 hour drive! We would  actually be  going to an IKEA store!  We had a plan of action and the items we were tracking down.
 If you have never been to an IKEA you can easily get lost and never find your way out!  You MUST have a plan!

Among the pieces we were searching for were glass cabinets on skinny X aluminum (or such) legs!  We needed three to fill the space between our fireplace and the outside wall! The moment we found them, we knew they were going to be perfect!

We also ended up  with boxes and boxes of Bonde cabinets for our guest room/office.  The van was packed!!

The day was a huge success and I discovered the APPLE CAKE in the cafeteria!



Can you see the cabinets?
This was before MC realized he could be such a Master Carpenter!
I think this condo is the favorite of the 35 homes  we have lived in.  A dear, Designer friend, Bill, helped me design the unit,  and taught me all I know today about Design!  Bill painted the faux wall over and surrounding the fireplace.
One of my favorite pieces,  ever,  Bill found!  It's the grinding stone that sits in front of the fireplace.  It was "LOST" in our move from Charlotte to Georgia.....Sure, it wasn't lost!!!

The condo was located on an old (100+ years) railroad pier in Historic Norfolk. Today the Battleship, Wisconsin is docked parallel to the pier.



There are three buildings


Our unit was in the center of the  middle building
on the 4th Level







Harbor Fest 
2009
What  a great place to live!



Getting Back to the Present..............

Those three cabinets have been carried around all these years.  Taken apart and put together more times than MC would like to think about.  What took hours the first time is down to 1/2 an hour today!  We gave one to our son, Bobby, for his models, leaving us with two.

Yesterday, we removed them from the garage where they have been the last three years!  MC put them together once more!   They are now the perfect pieces in our guest room, the Epiphany Suite!











When someone new moves into our neighborhood, (Dolcetto is the name of our neighborhood)  they receive a basket with baked goods, information on the neighborhood and a bottle of 

DOLCETTO WINE!



We have a bottle ready for our guests!
 


 AND HERE ARE OUR IKEA CABINETS!
READY FOR OUR NEXT GUESTS!!

 (The legs have been gone for years...They simply gave out!)




This was a fun Post.  Brought back lots of happy memories!  Thank you Julia for the inspiration!

I have more....a message to Pam of
Simple Design
http://simpledetailsblog.blogspot.com/

Her post this morning was about a mirror from Martha Stewart that was available at Home Depot.  I made a comment that I would look for it.  While I have been writing this post MC went to Home Depot and got it!!!!  They will be sold out in no time.  It's as great as it looks in the pictures!  Will show where we put it tomorrow!!

Patty


Thank you Pam.....