Friday, August 6, 2010

A little more progress

My BFF came and spent a week with me. She helped me with some of the packing and mostly with organizing my kitchen. I have acquired so much cabinet space that I was overwhelmed. I wanted to make the kitchen work, but I didn't know where to start. With lots of suggestions and very good ideas, we got a real jump on making the kitchen efficient.

We also shopped :-) Now isn't that the fun part?? We went to furniture stores, Home Goods, Kirklands, and IKEA!! Woo-Hoo........... do I hear an amen to that! It is so fun to go to IKEA. I bought some very helpful things there. Like drinking glasses for 59c. As our collection of drinking glasses had diminished to a few odd pieces, it was great to be able to buy enough new glasses at a reasonable price.

And then we saw this chest of drawers that was on sale. My BFF said that she could put it together. So with screwdriver in hand, she put the puzzle together.

So many little parts.


And big parts!
And wa-la! A completed chest to go inside of my hubby's closet!

Thanks so much for hanging in there with me. I hope you have a great weekend!

22 comments:

Barb said...

How nice.....

Glad your friend could come and help you.

Loris said...

What could be better than that kind of a friend! It sounds like it was a wonderful time and she sure put together a nice dresser!

Allie said...

Love IKEA - I use the .49 cent kitchen towels every day! That's a great cabinet you got.

Dani said...

When I saw the picture of that hard workin' lady figuring out the chest, I thought "Now THAT'S my momma! :) :) :)
Thanks for your comment on my blog, sweet friend. And thanks for reading it! I appreciate your faithful friendship to my mom, too; I know she really enjoyed her time in the Sunny South with you.

Jackie said...

I love ikea! My sewing room is all Ikea as it was affordable and looked good. My favorite piece is my cutting table which is actually a kitchen island. Loads of parts though!

Pat said...

We did chests of drawers in our walk-in closets, too. I'm glad you had such a great time with your friend getting more things organized for the new house!

Kelly Ann said...

Aren't BFF's great...mine came up and helped put some finishing touches on my decorating...and yes we hit 2 Home Goods, Pier One, 2 Kohls, Kirkland Home, Target....but not Ikea on this trip...maybe we'll do that on her next adventure...

Crispy said...

Shopping is good :0) I love putting those kinds of puzzles together!

Crispy

Denise :) said...

Yay for spending time with BFF's!! :)

Quilt Hollow said...

I've missed last couple of post and thought I'd best comment here. :-) Love IKEA and you truly have a BEST bud to put together that chest of drawers for you! Your home is looking absolutely picture perfect. Model Home like you know? Love it...I'm ready to move in.

Cindy said...

Your hubby's closet must be BIG to get a nice set of drawers in it. WOW - tell your friend she did a wonderful job.

Wendy said...

Friends shopping together is a fun outing anytime. Love the new chest, shopping at Ikea usually means a lot of pieces to assemble.

syocom said...

I love it the chest of drawers looks great. You two together are unstoppable.

The Quilting Pirate said...

What fun! And the chest of drawers is beautiful! Good work!

Cyndi said...

I know you both did a lot of work, but it's good that you managed to get in some fun, too! I LOVE Ikea...we have one close and I go as often as I dare! LOL!!!

Great idea on the chest for the closet...and your BFF did a wonderful job putting it together. I have to say that I am envious of your big closet...living in a cottage-type house is wonderful but does have its drawbacks - like limited closet space! :o(

Have a great weekend!

XOXO,

Cyndi

Dora, the Quilter said...

How lovely to have both an IKEA and a best friend who can put things together!
Chest looks great!

Jacque said...

Very nice! I am enjoying seeing you make your beautiful house into a beautiful home. Thanks for sharing.:o)

Marydon said...

G'day sweet Jocelyn ~ I know you have to be having a grand time putting your new home together. So sweet of your friend to come help you ... I know you had fun.

Have a lovely PINK weekend.
TTFN ~ Marydon

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

One step at a time! You'll get there!

Tangos Treasures said...

Amen! Cool that your BFF helped out, fun!

Ivory Spring said...

Wow, your BFF is impressive!

imquilternity said...

It seems like I'm always at IKEA. They have so many wonderful and affordable items. Especially for organization. I love the chest in the closet...it seems like a perfect fit.