Post by: Victoria, ÉdinHome&Co
Monday evening was so terrific! Why? Well… bloggers and media were invited to the newly built, bigger then ever IKEA in Richmond, BC for a sneak peak at the digs before the Grand Opening and access to the general public!
All I can say is… well… WOW!!!
Oh. And that I had my shoes off within minutes because I wore the wrong shoes for exploring such an mega-huge store!!! OUCH!
Me? First I’m going to share this photo of Tracey (Tracey Ayton Photography …Keeping house & everything else) and Andrea (From My Living Room) making comfy in the sheep skins (DO this!!), then I’m going to show you what I did with some of my IKEA purchases from that evening!
I bought several Ribba, Virserum & Sondrum frames. Making things to put into IKEA frames is as much fun as shopping through IKEA. I know you know what I mean because you love it too, don’t you?! ;-)
As an aside, I don’t think there’s anywhere out there where you can find similar quality frames at the IKEA price. Period. Don’t you love IKEA frames?
So quickly, let me show you what I did…
Some I kept in their original colour.
Next I took the backings of the Virserum & Sondrum frames and glued pretty paper to them.
All set… to glue the doilies into position!
While on a recent trip to Urban Source: Alternative Art Materials (a totally fun store on Main Street off 16th [Vancouver]!) I came across a small bin of Bingo Chips. I HAD to have them… and with the Ribba shadow box frames, I did this…
Again… I first adhered pretty art paper on the frame’s back, then I glued the chips (numbers random) in a simple geometric pattern.
Urban Source also had black chips with cute images on them used – I imagine – for marking the called numbers on your Bingo papers/pads.
So I bought some of those too :-)
I think the end result of each of these projects is totally FUN!!
I’ll be including these pieces (and others like them) in The Édin Collection, and they’ll be for sale at Scout Handmade & Vintage Market (check site for details!). If you’re in the lower mainland, be sure to come!!