There are a few stores that I just absolutely love and could just spend hours in there just looking around. Ikea is one of those stores. The first time I went there was in September (so a year ago). I just remember being so confused because I didn’t realize that there was a marketplace and a showroom (I just went to the marketplace). I know how better and love going there. Every time I go in, I find something else that I just love and want to have!!
This past weekend, the Ikea in Draper got in some NEW products!!! They have some amazing textiles and the colors are just so much fun!! Plus, they now have solar panels!
Love all the red!!!!
You know how much I love green and yellow!!! The pictures on the wall, amazing!!
The new 2013 catalog is coming out soon and it’s awesome (we got one and I was drooling looking at it!).
So while I was there, I had to pick up something for my new house since the closest Ikea will be 5 hours away. We just got rid of the chairs that we were using for our bar and Ikea has some great bar stools, and such a variety! So I decided to get a couple of barstools. This one is the one that I fell in love with:
I loved almost everything about it, the shape, the size, the price. Everything but the black. I love black, it’s a great color, I just don’t decorate with it, it’s too dark. So I decided to paint it and put on a chevron pattern, to brighten up my new kitchen!
Here’s the before….
This is how I did it:
I got some paint at Lowes. Now you may think to yourself, do I really need a primer? Well I will tell you that you HAVE to use one with plastic. I tried to cut corners and guess what happened…….
The paint just peeled right off. So I thought to myself, maybe I can just use the primer over the paint…..
And that just made it sticky and it stuck to my fingers and peel off even more…. So don’t cut corners like I did. Buy the primer and put it on first. Because if you don’t, you will waste money and time like I did….
So, here is the plastic all painted (the right way).
Now for the chevron pattern. I used my CAMEO for that. I need the pattern to be 20 inches long, so I used the 12×24 mat.
I love this pattern!
I put the chevron onto the seats. It didn’t really work for the back, so I just kept it on the seats.
And now for the building of the bar stool.
And now I have a fun, bright bar stool for my new kitchen.
They look a little out of place in my current kitchen (there’s not hope for that outdated kitchen….) but when I paint my new kitchen yellow (or at least a yellow accent wall) they are going to look much better!
But I’m thinking about getting some of the taller barstools also and making them yellow, what do you think? I know that this trip to Ikea was not my last, love that store!!!