As with any house, I have a few pet peeves about mine. It's mostly just little things, but one thing that drives me nuts is the lack of lighting in the kitchen. We have just two light bulbs, and it always feels so dark in there. I have often envied those with fabulous track lighting and under cabinet lights. Enter Ikea. I do love that store. They have just about everything. I was there picking out my picture frames and walked through the lighting section on a whim to see if they had anything that might work for my kitchen problems. I was thrilled to find several different options and settled for one lighting strip with three lights to go under my corner cabinet. I thought I would start small and go from there. I got home and realized we didn't have any wood screws that would work (or perhaps I just couldn't find them). I also couldn't find any drill bits, a common problem around here. I also couldn't find a level to hang my picture frames, but that wasn't a surprise, our level has been missing for about five years.
The next morning my brood and I headed to Home Depot. Can I just tell you that Home Depot employees provide amazing service with you are toting three kids in a triple stroller. They were fabulous. The tool man was wonderful helping me find new drill bits, which, by the way, I am hiding so I can find them next time. I don't want the tool monster to run away with them.
Then he helped me find my new little level, which I am also hiding.
Next, I headed to the paint department and got a stack of paint swatches in an attempt to end the dilemma of what color to repaint my bathroom, but my three-year-old confiscated all of them and totes them around in her purse or grocery basket. Who knew paint swatches were such a great toy?
Finally, another employee helped me find the last three things on my list including my wood screws. So, now I could put up this:
My in-laws were in town this weekend, and I introduced my mother-in-law to the joys of Ikea. I think she is hooked too. While there, I ended up buying two more light strips and now have them under each of our cabinet sections. I just love light, especially since the days are getting a bit shorter now. It's nice to have a bright kitchen even at night.