This weekend I was able to experience going to Ikea with two friends. I've been to Ikea numerous times before...by myself or with Sam kindly accompanying me. However, going with girlfriends was such a fun new experience! (I'm sure that Sam would agree that this is the way to go! ;-)
Especially when you have great friends who are smart & savy and remind you to check out the "as is" section. These two containers were the perfect shade to add some more pops of color to our home.
With an "as is" price tag of $4 each I decided to buy them and figure out later how I would use them. I don't usually recommend doing this, but the color had me at hello! I figured I would come up with some way to use them...
Upon arriving home and unpacking my bag the idea came instantly.
You see, I also love to snag tea lights (in bulk) whenever I make a trip to Ikea.
Up until now I have tucked them into a drawer but how fun to store them right on the mantel in this colorful container!
I'm leaning towards using the tall narrow container outside to store our marshmallow roasting sticks. Consider that a clue to the big backyard reveal that I will be sharing on Friday. :-)
Do you like to shop at Ikea? Do you prefer to go alone, shop with girlfriends or take your husband along? Does your husband enjoy going along? :-)
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