Sunday, October 21, 2012

ikea byholma chest...


Hope you all enjoyed a gorgeous fall weekend like we did.
A tennis tournament was on our agenda Friday, Saturday, and Sunday,
is there anything better than watching your kiddo play sports?
Umm, yes...watching in glorious weather!

Last week I planned a quick Ikea trip to get a return crossed off my list,
 then it dawned on me it was the perfect opportunity to scope out the
 new holiday line for you. :)   (coming later this week)
 Before I knew it I was cruising through the entire store cursing at the cart 
 and snapped a photo of this versatile favorite...

Ikea Byholma Chest here for $60
This rattan chest is available in brown or gray, has a leather strap closure,
adds the ideal texture, functional storage is a bonus,
and the size (28"w x 20"h x 20"d) lends itself to a multitude of uses.
Here's a photo I took in Ikea followed by others I found for inspiration.


As a side table...


lh6.ggpht.com
velvet and linen brookegiannetti.typepad.com
Sherry Hart @ Design Indulgence

As a coffee table...
furnishburnish.com

mixandchic.com

bhg.com In the bedroom...
Sorry, source takes me to feedburner ?
Ginger Barber
Red Door Home
houseandhome.com

littleemmaenglishhome.blogspot.com

In the bathroom...
bhg.com

In the entry...
paintmewhite.com

I headed out happily enjoying my
 $1 Non-Fat Frozen Yogurt Cone,
(FYI - 100 calories, 4g protein)
 which I would choose over those Swedish meatballs any day!




26 comments:

cindy said...

I love that chest! Every time I am at Ikea, I look at it and want to buy it but we already have a glass topped wicker chest as a coffee table in our living room(husband's TV room) and I cannot figure another place for one in the house.

Trying to interest our daughter in it but floor space is at a premium in a NYC apt and she thinks it won't fit. Would be perfect housing her guinea pig's supplies. Would also look great in our son's apt in Chicago too.

I have been asking hubby if we can take a day trip to Pittsburgh because I have not been to Ikea for quite some time and have several things on my list. Need to get there at least once a year!

(the second shot is also the Giannetti's/Velvet & Linen, it is their living room in the Santa Monica house they just sold)

My Crafty Home Life said...

Your pictures are giving me all sorts of ideas. My daughter plays tennis. I love watching her. I don't even know how to keep score, it's just fun.

cindy said...

Forgot to mention, there is nothing better than watching our kids play sports!. Our youngest just played his last high school soccer match this weekend, a playoff match. After years of years of club and school soccer (which we thoroughly enjoyed every minute, driving, bad weather and all) we are in a state of shock! We will adjust I am sure but are rally going to miss it!

Holly said...

I've been wanting to take a drive over to IKEA (since we only live 5 minutes down the road). Might try to sneak over some night this week when it's empty. That chest could work in a variety of ways. The weekend was great here as well - perfect weather.

Dana Frieling said...

Nothing better than a decor piece that can look pretty and hide your junk at the same time!

Katie {Miss Dixie} said...

I love that trunk! You would not believe it- when I made my Ikea trip a few weeks ago, they had half of the store closed off for remodeling, not to be reopened until late November. Luckily, I got the few things that were must haves on my list. Still, I was so upset! haha.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Pam I've had my eye on that chest, just trying to figure out where I would use it!

Lana said...

Hi Pam,
I Love baskets. I have not been to Ikea for awhile. I think I need to go and get one of those baskets.
Love all the pictures in this post. I have pinned some to my pinterest board for inspiration.

jennifer smith said...

Wow thats a great looking basket with so many functions, I could actually use that in my new guest room as a side table. I think I will have to check this out today. Thanks.

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

That is really cool that IKEA is offering an affordable repro of an awesome old basket!

Monica said...

Loved all the photos and how to use the trunk also like the fact letters can be painted on them.

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

Great buy! You really found some wonderful images to show how to use it. Love Brooks home.

Leslie said...

Is there ever such a thing as a QUICK trip to IKEA? Love the idea of this chest and I should probably get one! It works perfectly for storage in front of the bed.

leslie

Diana @ Your Day Simplified said...

You've inspired me once again. I have a basket that is similar so I took it and placed it under an entry piece of furniture. Voila! Also, I prefer the protein of the meatballs! Ha ha

Lori said...

Pretty photos. I love the leather straps (and the storage space!)

Calypso In The Country said...

Great pics Pam! We were planning an Ikea trip for later this week- can't wait to see everything in person. It's been awhile.
-Shelley

Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles said...

Super choice! Are you adding one to your home? I really like the idea of adding lettering or painted design to one. Wish I could stop in to Ikea more often!

Nancy said...

I love that chest, and need to find a place for it, it is heavenly!!!!!
and I wish I could enjoy a cone with you, our favorite when we go.
Have a great day.
xo Nancy
Powellbrowerhome.com

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

I have been looking for a closed basket for my dining room and this one would be perfect…..I SO need a trip to Ikea! Thanks for sharing a good source! I love baskets and natural elements in decor - totally warms up a space. Great inspiration photos.

Brandy~GreyLaneHome said...

Gotta love Ikea trips. It's time for us to go back. I really like this as a coffe table.

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

Great chest! And I love the inspiration and ideas you shared of ways to use it!

natasha {schue love} said...

Such a versatile piece! We have a similar one from Target! ;)

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

That is one versatile chest...so many ways as you have shown would be fantastic in any room....Need another road trip to Ikea soon!!...

SHERRY HART said...

So funny to see the picture from my keeping area with my basket!!! I have used that Ikea one many times in projects! It really is a great size and I love the weathered gray of it!

Paper Creasers said...

You really discovered some amazing pictures to demonstrate how to use it. Really like Streams home.

screendoorgirl3 said...

Hi!I love your blog . I've had your garden bricks pinned and finally , I'm here to enjoy the rest of your ideas. I love Ikea, too. I have my eye on the Ektorp chair. Thanks for sharing all. I'll be back...

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