ikea through and through

today, kelvin and i finished assembling a few more of our ikea pieces. it seems that ikea has been our go-to place for furniture because of its price, its look, and its all around goodness :) the house is slowly but surely coming together!

we bought a torsby table to go downstairs in the dining room, because it just looks so sleek. it has these clean lines, and it’s made of glass and chrome. however, i will be honest that right now it looks a little awkward in the space. we still have the 90s wallpaper trim, these interesting pinkish marbled vertical blinds and we have yet to purchase any chairs…so i am using the stools that i used with the last table! once we pull everything together i will post a picture :) for now, you can take a look at this stock one on the side.

another piece we finished a few days ago was our white expedit. in our original plans, we had wanted two birch expedits to go in our study. however, turns out our study was smaller than we thought. so instead we got this cute little 2×2 expedit to put books and other fun things. right now, its main purpose is to give our new wall art a place to rest.

last but not least, we finally have a place to work! we are really proud of our new desk (vika amon top with vika alex drawers, one vika curry leg in the middle, and two vika oleby birch legs on the other end. that’s something i really appreciate about the desk solutions at ikea – they are so customizable for your needs and the look that you want. also, instead of placing the oleby legs the way they are normally positioned, we turned them outwards (mostly for aesthetic purposes). i was assured that the integrity of the table would not be compromised too much. however, i do have a curry leg supporting the desk in the middle, so if your situation is different, test to make sure this would still be safe! we bought an old mikael on kijiji a while back, and it fits perfectly under the table too.

we still have some little things to do (floating shelves, curtains, and the like), but it has definitely been a really good day!

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3 thoughts on “ikea through and through

  1. Hi there. I’m considering getting the Torsby as a desk. I’m trying to figure out the clearance under the frame. That info isn’t listed on Ikea. I’m hoping since you have one that you can measure and let me know. Thanks so much!!!

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