After a hardware change and maybe some added detail, I think they could have a similar feel to these that Tobi Fairley used in one of her projects:
image via Tobi Fairley
More to come on my bedroom updates later. . . In the meantime, here are some other things I'm digging at IKEA:
This one has been around for a while, but I still like it. It's a simple, classic style that could be sprayed easily in any color. And, it's a great way to update your lighting for under $40.
Although these are technically for plants, I think they might be a perfect, stylish option for crayons and other art supplies when grouped together.
At only $10, this tray goes anywhere--from your vanity to a coffee table. Would be easy to spray paint, stencil or coat with chalkboard paint.
Such fun prints! Perfect for parties but inexpensive enough for every day.
6. Glira knobs
Although they actually look more like cuff links on their web site, they are really pretty, shiny knobs that I've used in a couple of different client projects lately. I think I may also use them on our new bedside tables. Best of all, they come in a 2-pack for $5.
I'm really liking these black, white and gray fabrics. They look way more sophisticated than their $7.99/yard price tag suggests.
Fyi. . .this little pendant looks way more impressive in person.
And, just to keep things real, here are three things I'm currently not digging about IKEA (in case any IKEA big-wigs in Sweden happen to read my blog):
1. Your crazy carts that make me look like an out of control ice skater trying to get through the store. Something is just not jiving about the carts and the floors together.
2. The fact that your Charlotte store only has dull pinking shears instead of actual scissors (for "safety reasons") at your DIY fabric cutting table. I'm just wondering how much fabric they actually sell in this store. . .
3. Your Merete grommet curtain panels in "bleached" have been out of stock for over two months, and this seems to be an IKEA-wide problem. I am "patiently" waiting on these for a client project. Thank you.