On my to do list that I made at the beginning of the summer, I jotted down fireplace. I put it off to the very last because I was not sure what I wanted to do with it besides clean it out.
Cleaning it out was actually the easy part.
Of course, I fingered through all my magazine clippings of fireplaces and cruised the web for inspiration. However, I kept coming back to the same idea. It has that rustic vibe I was looking for.
So with 25 euros in hand, I hit the local IKEA. Don’t you love that store? I reminds me of Target, Michaels, and Walmart. It is a reminder of home but in a very European way!
What can 25 euros buy you?
Yep, I went for candles. Sometimes, less is more. I wanted it to be simple and elegant, but not fussy.
To make it fun, I bought lots of different sizes all in ivory. I was pretty jazzed but I was waiting for a little darkness.
(Sorry about the quality. I did not want to turn on the light. It is all about the candles!)
Not to shabby! I am so excited to crawl up on the sofa with a great book. Doesn’t August and September look good?
Speaking of IKEA, while I was in the store looking around, I found this. It actually made me laugh!
This light fixture dangles right over the middle of the bed. I was thinking what fun. It would be like a game of tether ball!
Happy Thursday everyone!