We tend to treat Ikea like the nerdy kid in high school that constantly saved our ass by letting us cheat off of his homework, but then we still made fun of him at lunch.
While we are too often guilty of making fun of the rickety, assembly-required furniture that Ikea has perfected, who are we kidding? We’d be lost without that Burbank store. That is why we are going to start a new post for THINGS FROM IKEA THAT DON’T SUCK. We have used the Banana Leaf “Alseda” stools ($29.99) which are more like a “puff” for a number of outdoor spaces. We have also stained (and sealed) them out in a rich dark brown, where they were stacked by a fireplace for extra seating. They look great alone, or stacked in pairs. Thanks Ikea, and we're sorry Hugo.