Things I’m Coveting

So it seems I was being overly optimistic when I said I was feeling better. My morning sickness has decreased, but it’s very far from gone, so there are still no new projects from me for now. That said, I have got lots of ideas, and I’ve spotted a lot of pretty things lately.

I am in love with these gorgeous side tables from Ikea (Isala in grey, $179).

I think one or two would be a lovely addition to our living room (see more of that on the home tour). I’d get them instead of the $80 Target Drum tables I originally wanted…

…I still love the shape, but I’m not sure how stable they would be around little people. And I can’t find them on their website anymore, so I might have missed the boat on those anyway.

Speaking of Ikea, I’ve come across a couple of gorgeous hacks lately. The first was featured on Ikea Hackers recently – a cute bench/ottoman made from a little Lack:

I want to make one for our master bedroom – we have no seating in there right now and it’s small enough that I’m sure I could squeeze it in somewhere!

And about the nursery… only five weeks until we find out whether baby number two is a boy or a girl – eeep! I’ve decided I’m not going to paint that room, so whatever the sex, the design will have to work with the existing griege walls. It’s going to be a bit of a challenge for me, but it’ll give me the chance to practice what I preach and try out one of my ideas for rental walls. I’ve come across a few more recently (found via Pinterest), like this one with fabric finished with fabric trim and nail heads…

{Burlap stuck to walls with trim and nail heads from Kara’s Cottage –
could be done with a pretty patterned fabric too}
Finally, our living room is undergoing a bit of change. We’ve moved the office area in there, and I want to create a gallery wall with some shelving, so I’m gathering ideas for that. I’m also thinking about new pillows – I spotted these beauties from etsy seller PopOColor. Beautiful, no?
{Duralee Robin Egg Blue}
{Kravet Pink Embroidered Trellis on Linen}