IKEA

You guys! This is my 50th post using WordPress as my host site for my blog – I must say I have really grown to love it, even more than I had imagined!

So I still need to write up a post with pictures of our lovely apartment, but you will all see a little sneak peek of the place in today’s post!

My parents were the absolute best. For our wedding present from them, they took us to IKEA and bought us some furniture for our place. We had discussed with them in advance that we would probably get a couch at that time, since we didn’t have any living room furniture except a coffee table.

When we first got off the escalator into my all time favorite home store – the living room area was spotted. We tried out about fifteen different couches and joked about how it better be long enough to be able to sleep on. We finally found the perfect couch – eventually.

My parents, Trevor, Christian, and I continued to browse IKEA, because why not?! My parents asked us if we had all of our basics for our place. We mentioned we planned to buy a microwave soon, since we don’t have one. So my parents asked an employee if they have any stand alone microwaves. My mom had looked online briefly and saw built ins, which is all they sell unfortunately for us. My parents then proposed that they buy us a kitchen table and chairs instead of a microwave! Honestly, I was kind of shocked. We found an awesome table with fold out sides, and adorable chairs to go with it.

After getting home, the guys hauled up all of the big pieces. My parents wished us luck on putting together the furniture and took off.

We didn’t get to any building of furniture until the next day, after we had taken care of most of my boxes. Trevor began working on our kitchen table so we could have somewhere to eat dinner that evening. While he did that I put my millions of boxes of clothes on hangers, shelves, and in drawers.

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I helped him out a bit on different parts of the table, because some of those spots were hard to get screws into. But he did a majority of the work all by himself. He’s such a good handyman! Thank goodness we got a tool kit as a wedding present!

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The drawer on the front is so cute and looks great in our little kitchen!

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And here’s the beautiful finished table and chairs! It looks perfect in our kitchen! It has also been highlighted in a few of Trevor’s Instagram posts – check out his feed here.

The final project was our fantastic couch. We estimated the project would take us about 2 hours, but I think we got done in less than that. It was much simpler than we had anticipated, thankfully!

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Here is the beautiful finished product!

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I love our little apartment – it has certainly become home for us! I cannot wait to show you guys more about our place soon! I’ll be pulling out the DSLR soon and snapping some shots to share on here for sure. You can also see a few pictures of the space on my Instagram here.

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