TODAY marks the start of the Project B-2-5 household shopping spree, beginning with the kitchen. Since we decided not to spend too much and concentrate most of our money on the master bath and master room, we decided that the kitchen would be virtually left as is, with the exception of some major polishing and cleaning. The only problem with our kitchen as it currently stands, is that there isn’t much surface space…which meant that having a dish rack, spice rack or spatula container, was going to be a tad problematic.
One way around the problem was to get hanging racks. Which was how I ended up in IKEA, despite every disparaging remark I’ve ever made about the Swedish homeware giant. I mean, these guys really know how to visually market their stuff! As we walked through the individual show spaces, I ended up taking down notes on the items that I wanted to buy. And the list came out to be quite extensive!
But, I was a good girl and ended up buying only one wall shelf (to dry my pots), a hanging rod, a hanging dish rack, hooks, and a hang-able spice rack and spatula rack. I also ended up buying a floor lamp for less than half the price of what I spotted at Kare! All in, the bill came up to less than 500 bucks. Not bad.
Tomorrow, I will go hunting for boxes to pack up my books and CDs. And this weekend marks the big hunt for the WC, basin and shower head for our master bath, and vanity counter for the hall sink area. And maybe some pendant lights if I find some nice ones along the way.