[uhp-steyt fan-see] - adjective

1. not exorbitant or extravagent by city standards, however in a rural setting (like upstate new york) it is in fact, quite fancy.

2. a wonderful blog dedicated to art, design and other things that are indeed upstate fancy.


Summer and Bird



SAYING GOODBYE to the ikea fira


As of this month Ikea has discontinued those amazing little wood drawers called the Fira. If you have ever shopped at Ikea I can almost guarantee that you at one point you went home with one of these little, pain-in-the-ass-to-assemble mini drawers. There best thing about these little storage units is that the possibility for creativity is endless. I had one on my desk for years that I painted the same color as my wall. So if you happen to be in an Ikea this weekend and see one of these guys, pick one up for me!


Clockwise from top left: Wall mounted display shelf found on Ikeahacker,  Veer inspired Fira from chuise, A black and white decoupage  diddy from JamieOfAllTrades, and beautiful stained drawers from chanco20.

12 Responses to "SAYING GOODBYE to the ikea fira"

  1. Susan on August 11, 2011 at 1:01 pm said:

    Good news on the horizon for lovers of FIRA! MOPPE is coming soon to an IKEA near you! http://www.ikeafans.com/home/fira-discontinued-replacement-moppe/

  2. Small-Space Storage: Beachy Bathroom | The Borrowed Abode on September 11, 2011 at 3:25 pm said:

    […] up two sets of Fira Drawers from Ikea.  They currently offer three different drawer configurations (Update: RIP Fira Drawers…) I stained them a combo of two colors – blue and green – to tie in with the beachy […]

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