Wednesday, February 2, 2011
When we first moved into our house I was missing our dining room built-in that we had in our last house. I decided to bring in some colour and ordered this yellow linen cabinet from IKEA. I had to order this piece as they don't stock it at our local store and once it arrived I was not very pleased.
I found it to be too big, for some reason I had imagined it lower, more discreet...and here it was, big and yellow. I kept looking at it wondering if I should disassemble it and return it to the store and buy a mid-century modern lower buffet. My husband argued that the height was actually helpful in keeping little hands off of our stuff.
A year later I've grown accustomed to it. It gives us extensive storage that is locked away, it's a nice display area and it does add a splash of colour. I customized it a little by adding knobs from Anthropology and I really like those compared to the standard IKEA hardware.
It's an difficult space - fireplace to the right, window and dining room to the left. I think the cabinet does it's job of transitioning the space. So...yeahhh to not disassembling, staying on a low budget and using the space. Down the road I might switch it up, but right now, I'm good.