DIY Divas

All of my friends know that I am a sucker for Scandinavian design furniture. I subscribe to blogs such as The Style Files, Love Nordic Design, From Scandinavia with Love and My Scandinavian Retreat to name a few.  I often dream about jetting off with Poppy and Nick to live another life in a remote Nordic chalet, full of designer furniture, where we ski from the front door, wear woolley jumpers and watch the Northern Lights from our deck (and would look something like this):

Snow Cabin Chalet Chalet 1

Ah, we would probably get bored with all the beauty.

Forego the Nordic chalet and the woolley jumpers, IKEA sometimes gives you that little Scandinavian hit that gets you through!  I have been drooling over the IKEA Mandal Chest of 6 Drawers for some time!  My colleague Alex was in Melbourne last weekend with his Landcruiser and happened to be going to IKEA, and so I put in my order.

Nick was away on a boys’ fishing trip all weekend and with Allan Key in hand, I began to assemble the chest of drawers.  My little off-sider also got into the act but when she started walking around with a hammer and screwdriver in hand, it was time to divert her attention to another ‘puzzle’.

After using all the components, the chest of drawers is now complete and takes pride of place in Poppy’s room.  It looks so beautiful – nice and simple and yet easy to use.

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2 comments on “DIY Divas

  1. alison
    Thursday, 28 February 2013 at 3:30 pm #

    Talk about bob the builder – good girl!
    George put built in wardrobes into Ruby’s room this week – the stuff a 4 year old accumulates was just getting to much for me….x

    • Larni Davies
      Friday, 1 March 2013 at 4:18 pm #

      I was quite proud of myself actually. I am so pleased with the drawers!
      Ruby’s new wardrobe sounds great – did you go IKEA or custom?

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