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I'm really happy that you've made your own blog and have factually posted your thoughts. I admire your work and feel I can relate to what you've done. Many folks can't even imagine having such talent. I hope that you know how lucky you are. :) Good luck to you in ALL your aims. :)

Susanne Freeborn

Bonnie, Lots of Ikea's products can be ordered off of their website!

Susanne Freeborn

I was googling for measurements of the Hemnes shoe cabinet we have (why isn't it on the instructions!!!) and I found your post. Lovely job!

We are using some of the Ikea closet stuff and some other Ikea things to create a dressing room. We have the 50" tall Hemnes Shoe Cabinet and it is being built into the wall. http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/20169559
I am fitting the top with glass so I can use it to set makeup down while doing my face in an adjacent mirror. We are fitting the top drawer with jewelry cloth and beautiful fir wood dividers for jewelry.

We are using the Besta shelf unit rather than the Benno, but it's quite similar. The dimensions worked better for us. Tomorrow I am going to get some baskets & fittings for all the drawers at the Seattle Ikea. The storage that shallow spaces can provide so often gets overlooked, but not by you!

My husband has wired the wall for two beautiful scones that match the ones in our adjacent bath and an arched top hammered copper frame mirror from Mexico for makeup. Here's a link to a somewhat blurry photo of the wall we've broken through and the mirror & scones we are matching: http://powerreviews.s3.amazonaws.com/images_customers/08/23/21367938_157230_full.jpg

We are changing the knobs to hammered copper that match others and he's making another set of shelves to the side of a large open closet with drawers and short hanging space on the top. It's a small space, but it's going to make getting dressed a much nicer experience.

I wish I could show you a picture, since I can see from what you've done, you'd appreciate all the similar work we've done.

Great Blog!


what a great use of a small space...looks lovely!

Mary Green

Genius! The entry looks amazing!


It's so unfair that we have no IKEA here! I went to one when I was in England last year...so fabulous. Love all the cabinets and that.. You've done a great job in such a small space!

Flory Mariñas-Simbulan

that's so clever Roberta, i love the way you arrange things!=)
have a nice day!

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