Creating a Shabby Chic Paradise

April 2015 Ikea Goodies



It's no secret to anyone who knows me that I love two things: Shabby Chic Decor and Ikea. More specifically, Ikea's steel items that are painted white. There's something about that look that makes me realize I'm a little more princess than gothy. I love romantic decor and any little piece that let's me have my look.

This spring I'm turning the balcony in my bedroom into my own little romantic paradise. I'm planting some flowers and herbs, I'm in the market for a really comfy writing (and tanning) chair, and I'm just eager to spend as much time as I can looking out at the mountains, listening to planes go back and of course, writing! So here's what I got in case you want to join in one the fun:

I've been eyeing the Socker Plant Pot with Holder for a while now and was glad to finally get it. It's seriously adorable. I can't wait for my lavender, sunflowers and mint to start growing so I can rearrange them so the taller things can be on top. The only downside about this is that the plant pots don't come with drainage holes so I'm hoping that my boyfriend can successfully drill some in soon so that my seeds can properly grow. What's cool about this is that I can set it on a table or if my balcony railing wasn't so thick, I would be able to have it hanging.

The Kardemumma and Skurar plant pots are super cute as well. I really like the details in box sets. The lace in the Skurar is extremely shabby chic and the designs in the Kardemumma ones just give them a bit of life and personality. Can a plant pot have personality? I guess the answer to that is yes!

Now when it comes to the Rotera Lanterns, I've been buying them for years. I always liked the idea of sitting outside by the light of a candle without it constantly going out. For now I only purchased the 8inch one but I think I'm going to pick up a couple of the larger ones next month. It gets really cold here in the valley at night in the spring so I wouldn't get much use of those if I bought them now anyway.

Lastly, I bought this really Sockerart Vase that can also be used as a pitcher. I didn't buy any faux flowers or plants on my trip to put in them because I really want light blue or pink hydrangeas. Those are becoming my favorite flowers ever and I want to surround myself in those so this is going to be a great start.


All together I only spent $54 which is super awesome! I'm so excited to put more time into making my outdoor space my perfect little wonderland using all the nice and inexpensive things that I can get at Ikea and World Market.

It's only just begun!

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