Sunday, October 23, 2016

New Ikea Hemnes Sideboard

Yikes! Where has time gone?
I haven't posted much this year due to some family health issues that required my attention. Our family won a battle and lost a battle so now its time to get back to normalcy which means I can get back on track with my regular blog posts.
I have missed blogging and working on my house!

So, if you follow me on Instagram you probably remember me shopping at Ikea a while back.

I wanted to share this post with you weeks ago around Halloween but I kept getting side tracked so I finally stopped and carved out some time to put this post together.

I have a 1940's cape cod that does not have a lot of storage space so as I makeover and redecorate I promised myself I would also tackle the storage issue in each room too.

You may remember I gave my dining room a makeover a few years back when I switched from green to can see the transformation HERE, and I love it!

The gray makes the room look bigger and it coordinates so nicely with all of my accessories.

So as I was shopping around Ikea I knew I wanted something in white that would coordinate with my dining room hutch and dining room table.

And when I came across the Hemnes sideboard I knew it would be the perfect fit.

It came in two boxes and both boxes fit in my car too....we didn't even need to get a truck. .......

I always worry about that when I shop at Ikea but with two people we were able to fit this in my car and put it together in a few hours on a Friday night.

The sideboard top can double duty as decorative AND functional. It is wide enough and the perfect height to actually clear the top off and use it for holding all those side dishes during our holiday dinner. I used to set up folding tables for our side dishes but now I don't have to do that.

I also liked that it has a combination of drawers AND doors with hidden storage.

There are other side boards that Ikea sells that have glass front doors. I really liked these too but knew I wanted to have closed storage to hide all of my stuff!!!!!

And on top of it comes with soft close hinges on the doors.

Woot woot! So if you have kids you don't have to worry about them slamming the doors on this piece. The soft close hinges prevent the doors from being slammed.

I also like that it came with dark knobs too.

I had so much fun decorating my new Hemnes side board for the Fall with leaves, velvet pumpkins and candles, and now I cannot wait to decorate it for Christmas.

I have been on an Ikea kick lately and bought another piece that I will show you soon.

For now I'm preparing for Thanksgiving and Black Friday Christmas shopping.


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