It has been awhile since I participated in Show and Tell Friday. I have been wanting to post about my new knife rack, so I thought it would be a good thing to Show and Tell.
A few weeks ago, when my mom was here, my husband and I went to Dallas for the weekend. We had a great weekend away, but it rained most of the time we were there. We had to change our plans around a little due to the rain. One of the afternoons that it was raining, we decided to go to Ikea.
We have never been to an Ikea. I have lots of family and friends who have been to one, but we don’t have one near us. They had told me so much about Ikea that I have wanted to go, so I was glad to have a chance.
I loved Ikea!
Let me just say that I could spend way too much time and money at that store. I loved it. My favorite thing about it was all the organizational ideas and products they had. Oh, my house could be so well organized with all their stuff.
But, I tried to be good and we just came away with a few things. Well, maybe more then a few, but I did control myself pretty good. I picked up a really neat laundry drying rack, some glass storage jars, and a few other odds and ends. But my favorite thing we bought was this magnetic knife rack.
I love it! I have a pretty small kitchen with limited counter and drawer space. I have never had a good place to put my knives. They took up too much room no matter where I put them. But I was not willing to give up any of them. This knife rack solved my problem. They are out of the way and they are not taking up any counter or drawer space. They are also convenient to reach when I need one.
My sister has one like this and she gave me a tip that worked great. She did not want to drill into her tile or back splash area, so she used some strong double sided tape. She said this made it more semi permanent, in case she changed her mind. I tried her tip and it has worked great. I have had the knife rack up for a couple of weeks now and love it.
I did have to work around an outlet. I had an outlet in both the spaces that would work for the knife rack. But it works out fine, I just don’t set anything on that area of the rack.
So, what do you all think of Ikea? Are you like me and could spend way too much time and money there?