3.07.2011

Maybe not so cheap....

I've been wanting to add narrow bookshelves to either side of my daughters' window to make a built in daybed look.   I really think that it would maximize the small room and give her some added storage. 

Here's the inspiration: 

blogged here
Here, I explored the IKEA options.  There is actually only 15 1/2 inches on either side of the bed instead of 16".  That ruled out the Billy bookcases being that they are (a titch) too wide.  The Lack bookcase was too small.  But the Akurum cabinets were just right (ala Goldilocks).  So, I snuck a quick visit to IKEA before my last class.  I ran to the cabinet department!  I found the cabinet itself and loved it!  I found the door style that I wanted!  So perfect!  It was going to work!  So, I found myself a worker and we started to figure out the price.  For two cabinets with doors and only shelves inside plus two siding panels (the side are unfinished melamine) plus two sets of legs and one strip of moulding equals $768 + tax.  Ugh.  Never mind.

Turns out that I have great ideas, just not the money to back them.  This is frustrating.  Back to square one...

2 comments:

Lisa said...

I've had a few occasions where I've had to say 'nevermind'. Probably more than I would have liked. But then something always comes up in a more inexpensive, yet fabulous way. Terrific inspiration picture by the way !

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Isn't that the way it always works. I wish my budget could keep up with my mind!

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