Monday, October 24, 2011

iHeart Ikea!

Happy Monday!

We got the chance to assemble our new Ikea Hemnes dresser over the weekend and I can't say enough great things about it!


First, it is MUCH wider than I anticipated, which works out great for the corner is sits in.  It's very sturdy and substantial.  Ryan would have preferred a method that allows it to be screwed together and/or glued for reinforcement, but I think that's what you tend to get with Ikea.  I say, for the price, you just can't beat it.  


Here's the precious dresser...also Ikea and something Ryan has had since college....it's lasted a great deal longer than we expected!

Pretty awful...I know!

 



As you can see...the back paneling was coming apart...definitely time for a change.




Love that the drawers are lined with these cheery yellow stripes!


Before...and after!  See what I mean about the difference in width?  The white also really opens up our room, which is another plus!  :)

What do you think about Ikea furniture?  Any good finds I should know about??

xo natasha

51 comments:

  1. wow, impressed they line the drawers now. My fav ikea item of all time (and I have a bunch, thx college) is the expedit bookshelves. I have two, and currently have two planned spaces for two more. Look great and such an awesome storage solution, which is always a +

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  2. I love Ikea and the drawer liners are so cute!

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  3. What a big change in the room! It looks so much more updated and fresh.

    ciao!

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  4. Love that dresser! I wish I could shop more at Ikea but to get at the nearest store, there is a 10 hour drive to do!

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  5. It looks great! I got that same exact dresser a few years ago (in blue) & I am still in love with it!

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  6. It looks great! I got that same exact dresser a few years ago (in blue) & I am still in love with it!

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  7. Oh WOW!! What an improvement!!
    Those drawer liners are precious too!!

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  8. I love finding amazing items at Ikea! This fits that little nook perfectly!

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  9. So much better! I have been eyeing that so good to know. I love the sie.

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  10. nice! looks fantastic :) i am inspired to replace a few of my old pieces with grown up ones, like this! xoxoxo brynn

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  11. Looks awesome! The drawer liners are a fantastic touch.

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  12. Love the new look! The white definitely gives a new feel to that space and it fits perfectly!

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  13. I Heart Ikea too! Too much I think, for my wallet :).

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  14. MUCH better! I love IKEA. Seriously, and their furniture doesn't fall apart as easily as buying put together furniture at target does.

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  15. Love it! I have a long, shorter one from there and love it!

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  16. Looks fabulous! You're right, the size is just perfect. Job well done, Ikea.

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  17. SUCH a difference!! My sister has it in red, and it's lasted 3 years and counting! great find.

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  18. Love it! It always amazes me how ONE piece of furniture can completely change a room!!

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  19. It looks so great! I think for many items, IKEA is always a great option. Have you ever checked out the blog IKEA Hackers? People are so creative!

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  20. I love it! So fresh and so clean! I still haven't been to IKEA. Shhh... Don't tell anyone! :)

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  21. Ahhhh the joys of throwing out our college furniture and getting "grown up" furniture (even if it comes from IKEA!) We have an IKEA literally 5 minutes from our house and we go there WAY too often!!!!

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  22. looks so good! i was just admiring this piece online the other day. fits your room perfectly!

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  23. Got to love Ikea! The new dresser looks beautiful - definitely much classier!

    Sorcha x
    Bonfire Brunette

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  24. Love the before and after pics. The new dresser looks so good!

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  25. It looks so good!! It is crazy how one piece of furniture can make such a difference!

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  26. Looks great! That's a fantastic Ikea find.
    fashiontruffles.blogspot.com

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  27. Okay, girl...HUGE difference! The big white dresser is perfect for the spot!

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  28. Mega difference...it's so modern and elegant!

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  29. That lining is adorable! I love some of the new pieces at Ikea, they really look so nice. Looks great in white here too.

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  30. I don't know why ikea gets such a bad rap. I heart ikea! Loving your new dresser :)

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  31. i like it a lot my dear!!! looks way better. white is growing on me so much lately and i never really enjoyed it before. LOVE it now.

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  32. This post is hitting home for me. I rarely put home furnishings as a priority to the items in my closet, but now I find myself in a chicken/egg situation where I want more clothes, but need more space. I'll be going to IKEA soon to follow in your footsteps. I can feel it.

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  33. CUTE dresser! we're going to go to ikea this weekend to (hopefully) get some bookshelves for the living rm! xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

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  34. Huge change! It looks great! I haven't ever ordered anything from IKEA, but this dresser is great.

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  35. I really love that dresser and the price is perfect!

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  36. I love the dresser! Actually, I think the one I want is exactly the same one but in red. I have one other Ikea item that I really love. Ikea...who knew!

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  37. WOW looks SOOOOO good. Look at me actually leaving a comment at 2:22 am. Great little chat last night. Or technically the night before. I'm tired. xo

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  38. Looks great! i heart their hemnes collection!

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  39. Such a great dresser! We got the long wide one for our nursery and it's awesome. I love the cheery drawer liners too!

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  40. I had no idea ikea lined their drawers like that! how adorable! Love the new dresser, and white makes any space look bigger and cleaner!

    -heather from lifeofapasseri.com

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  41. that did make a huge difference!!! we buy a lot of our kids furniture and accessories from ikea- the prices are phenomenal for such cool and simplistic stuff.

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  42. what a difference! love it!! and i'm loving the lined drawers! great idea!!

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  43. you fancy, dresser! looks good natasha! very cute!

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  44. My sister has the 3 drawer version in her guest room. I was really surprised at how nice it was for an IKEA piece. It's a great buy for sure!

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  45. It looks awesome. I heart Ikea too!

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  46. That white dresser makes such a difference. Looks great.

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