I may need to lie down… I’ve just placed a large Ikea order to equip my renovated She Shed and the pressure is on to finish it this weekend so it can be photographed ready for me and it to appear in a book! (How’s that for timing?)
The main feature of my newly renovated space is going to be a two and a half metre workbench across the full width of the far end of the cabin to provide a continual run of space which can be used for sewing and cutting fabric. Currently I cut at one table and sew at another. It keeps me running around, but isn’t the best use of space or time.
After looking at many options, I came back to Ikea which offers both the best price but also the versatility of being able to buy components and make them your own. The surface of the desk is going to me made from a 246cm Karlby beech kitchen worktop, with two Metod 40cm wide Ikea kitchen units to support it at either end and one leg in the back at the middle to provide additional support. So there will be about 170cm of desk space to sit at. Theo believes this to be enough for both of us and will I just hurry up and teach him to sew!?!
1 – Gerton adjustable leg / 2 – Knagglig crate /3 – Satta handles / 4 – Rimforsa / 5 – BJORLI pack of 4 legs /
6 – Karlby worktop / 7 – Bekvam spice rack / 8 – Ekby Alex / 9 & 10 Metod cabinets
I was so busy having palpitations about quite how large the Ikea order was that I forgot to order the legs for the units and the drawer handles too – ahhh! However I think I have got it sorted now with handles from eBay and the legs coming via a mum at school who is doing an Ikea trip on Friday. It feels better when it’s broken down into three transactions though, right?
Being Ikea I’ve also got sidetracked and bought a couple of bits which I think will look lovely after a chalk paint makeover. Years ago I used to walk round Ikea and look at the unifinished stuff and wonder who bought it, now I look at it and get quite excited about its potential
A lot of the inspiration for the makeover has come via Pinterest (of course) and you can see where I might be heading via the board below. Those pastel chalk paints have a lot to answer for!
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