Troy (who may sometimes be referred to as my "Bisou") and I went up to IKEA on Sunday to buy a little laptop stand for his studies, as it was reduced to almost half price in IKEA's "As-Is" section. Upon arriving there however, we spotted something quite a bit more tempting, and as it turned out - much cheaper (and larger)...
Not only did we both see this and get ridiculously excited - despite the fact that it didn't come with the trolley (honestly, do some people really need to be told this??), we spotted TWO trolleys full of panels. Yes, two. Only Troy and Laura would get to excited over huge qualtities of oddly sized pieces of timber. So we did the obvious and purchased them, and spent the next 1/2 hour trying to fit all 300 kilos of IKEA panels into our darling little Echo. Not only did we attract stares left, right and centre - but we got all the little blighters in there :)
So now, all of the pieces are sitting in our entry way, waiting to be used, whilst Troy and I plan what lovely furniture to start making with it. Top of my list is a new low-line TV unit with a French-shabby-chic twist, and a small coffee table that our living space is just crying out for. Troy wants to make a life-sized R2-D2 model. Go figure :)
I almost forgot to mention - as we were packing the car, we stumbled upon a hidden beauty in one of the trolleys... Two beautiful glass panelled doors! We wrapped these up in the spare blanket we always leave in the car and got them home safely...
It wasn't until we got home that we finally realised that we had 90% of the pieces required to make this stunning HEMNES cabinet from IKEA; and in a very French-shabby-chic colour too!
Our excitement has just tripled - all that's left now is a trip or two to Bunnings to buy some hinges, screws, and a lovely chic pair of handles for our beautiful new cabinet (which by the way, retails at a cool price of $599).