I went with my mom to IKEA today. We go a few times a year; it's only a 30-45 minute drive depending on the traffic. I try to not go unless I actually need something because otherwise, I spend too much money on things I want but don't necessarily need. Today, I went to get new slipcovers for my couch & chair using the axcuse that a) they are 5 years old (the original ones we got when we bought the set as newlyweds) & looking warn out & b) I kind of wanted to maybe change the colors since we bought a new house & painted the living room walls. I was also looking for a floor lamp for Vid's office/man cave which I found as well. Then, as my mom was looking at frames, I spotted this:
odum chair from when I studied abroad in Ghana, an adorable print of Ganesh & several of these fabric elephant strings from India. We painted the walls in the spare bed room the same gray we used in the living room & I've been on the look out at local consignment shops for a Bombay-style dresser that I can paint a deep red.
So, I bought the above print. It was ony $12. And it's so cute. I just hope it doesn't end up sitting in an empty room for the rest of my life because it's just adorable. Hell, I haven't put as much thought into my own bedroom that I sleep in every night as I have into the room of a child who may never exist! Clearly, I need help.