Tag Archives: Ikea

DIY Brush Holder

4 Feb

Ever notice how your makeup bag seems to be a bottomless pit of lip-glosses-long-forgotten? That’s where my mascara went! There’s that button that came off! How’d that tennis racquet get in there?? Okay, maybe that last one is a stretch, but there are simple steps to disarm the bag-that-time-forgot. One way to start is to compile all those makeup brushes. Who hasn’t mercilessly dug through a bag and inevitably always ends up pulling out the wrong one? Taking a toothbrush holder is an easy (an attractive) way to keep your brushes out of the way and always have them on hand. Another good aspect is the whole thing can be easily put in a cabinet without falling all over. So, with the makeup brushes conquered, maybe I can finally finish a whole lip gloss without losing it!

Decorating a house without a house

20 Apr

As I hungrily await for our time to by a house, I find fun little tidbits online. I’m thinking of many different rooms when I search. I found this IKEA light where you can add anything you want into the outside cylinder.  How great would this be in a kids bedroom?  You could have toy cars or little Barbie doll shoes, and then as they age, you can change it out with more teenager things, like shredded paper or money.  It says dry items only, but if you use mineral oil–a non-conductive liquid– it should be okay.

Ikea PS Pendant Light

I also saw a theme for a baby’s room that was a hot air balloon theme (not tacky).  It was minimalist and graphic. Loves!

EXPEDIT Desk

This desk unit includes a detachable desk with expandable shelving.  How great is that???  Everyone always needs more space for all their crap..I mean “treasures.”  I think placed in a guest room or a kids room as a craft station would be the best use.  Little boxes and trinkets would be highlighted.

The problem with Ikea though, is you better be able to lift this by yourself or have your sig other come and put it together for you.  The price you pay for cheapness!