We moved close to 4 months ago, but still have lots of decorating projects we are working on in our new home. We don't miss much about Illinois beyond our friends (insert sad face :( ) but I do have to say we really miss having an Ikea super close where we can go whenever we want. This last weekend was the last few days of the girl's winter break from school so we took advantage of a Marriott rewards certificate I had and we headed out and went to Cincinnati for the weekend where the closest Ikea is. We got our fill of Swedish meatballs and loaded up the van with a few things we needed to finish up some lingering projects around the house.
I may have a small addiction to Ikea picture ledges...we used them in several rooms in our last home and the same holds true for our new place. The picture above is from our new dining room, we had enough ledges for one wall but wanted to mirror the same ledges on another wall and now thanks to our road trip, we have enough! One set is filled with pictures of Chen Chen and this side is for pics of Finley. I layered pictures of them I have taken with pictures I took in China along with some word art pieces I created and framed them in inexpensive Ikea frames. I kind of love how the word art pieces turned out, especially this one...
I am sharing a free download for this printable at the links below. I know many of my China mama friends are on a budget like we are so free is always good :) The first is the PDF file:
And the JPG file (right click link to download):
Feel free to download and resize as you would like. I had it printed 16x20" at Sam's Club and it was relatively inexpensive for such a large art piece. If you wanted a smaller size you could easily print at home! Download and/or share the link to this post, but please note this printable is for personal use only...thank you!