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IKEA coloring book + Brand Ambassadör program!

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Well, this is cool. I just saw on IKEA’s Instagram that they have a coloring book available for download (PDF) on their website!

I don’t own a printer, believe it or not (I need to get on that), so I can’t participate with colored pencils or crayons, but this looks like way too much fun for me not to share! Besides, I think we all know that I’d wind up doing something ridiculous like this, anyway…

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Speaking of IKEA, you may have noticed the giant pink IKEA BRAND AMBASSADÖR graphic in my sidebar. I’ve always thought of myself as being an informal IKEA brand ambassador, but they recently contacted me and asked to make it official. Cool, right? If you’ve been reading D16 for any length of time, you know that I ♥ IKEA like crazy, so I’m pretty flattered that they trust me to represent them.

What does that mean in terms of blog content? Since I already write about IKEA stuff all the time by my own volition, not much. There will be a couple of posts coming up that get into certain aspects of IKEA-tude (specifically form + function) in a little more depth than usual, but it’ll all be written by me.

As an aside, I’m a little bummed that IKEA has done away with the “Ask Anna” interface on their website. I always kind of felt like I’d be the right girl for that job!

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  • Reply Noor February 3, 2016 at 12:53 pm

    Congratulations Anna! You know I went to Ikea the other day and I really used to love it there, I’m not sure if the quality has went down or I just grew up, but everything just looked so cheap me me, like it was built for a dollhouse or something, not real life. Anyway, thanks for the letting us know about the coloring pages, I will download it for my little one. Hope all is well with you.

    • Anna @ D16 February 3, 2016 at 3:20 pm

      Hmmm, I dunno, I was just at IKEA last month and was actually really impressed by the level of quality on the newer lines. I tend to skip over the lower-priced dorm-room type stuff, though—it really depends what you’re looking for.

  • Reply Melanie@Toots + Dill February 3, 2016 at 1:03 pm

    Oooo I’m just loving the coloring book craze!! This is awesome, I’ll have to check it out! =)

  • Reply lisa anne February 3, 2016 at 1:47 pm

    I love that ask anna photo! pretty darling…

    • Anna @ D16 February 3, 2016 at 2:01 pm

      Haha, it’s from a few years ago. I must’ve been feeling like a goofball.

  • Reply Allyson February 3, 2016 at 2:09 pm

    Your coloring effort made me laugh – congrats on the IKEA ambassadorship!

  • Reply Katrina February 3, 2016 at 3:03 pm

    That’s so cool! Congratulations! Hopefully they’ll throw you some free shipping since the closest is 9 bajillion miles away.

    • Anna @ D16 February 3, 2016 at 3:12 pm

      YES. THIS IS HAPPENING. Hahahhaa. That was the first thing I asked!!

    • Summer February 24, 2016 at 9:49 pm

      This was the first thing I thought…free shipping! Congrats!

  • Reply Monica February 3, 2016 at 5:13 pm

    That is awesome! Congratulations!! They chose wisely. I was just at IKEA a few weeks ago and they definitely have their design game on.

  • Reply Jemma February 3, 2016 at 9:20 pm

    It had crossed my mind to suggest you create a colouring book now you are all self employed and all. I would buy it (promise to scribble on some of it). And that’s great about the IKEA thing, only don’t go moaning about the distance to your nearest one. That complaint is strictly reserved for us down here in New Zealand! I recently had the chance to spend a couple of hours there when I travelled to Dubai. I had to balance baggage allowance estimating with how much my sister was going to kill me if I left her much longer with 3 kids in the play area. I managed an enjoyable strolling speed, had a sit on that sofa with the webbing, almost freaked when I couldn’t find the stools I wanted (found them eventually), got the shelf brackets I thought were discontinued, blanked out thoughts of what my husbands face would look like when he saw the credit card statement, grabbed some daim bars and got back to my sister just before the baby shat all over the place and the other two had meltdowns. Excellent afternoon.

  • Reply Jackie February 4, 2016 at 7:39 pm

    You have been an ambassador for them! I’ve made more than one trip to IKEA after seeing one of your blog posts.

  • Reply mommy February 6, 2016 at 1:45 pm

    This is good news! Not that I mind shipping IKEA stuff to you, but I like the idea that one of my kids is a Swedish ambassador.

    • Kate February 26, 2016 at 2:22 pm

      haha this is the best comment. your mom rocks.

  • Reply Alina February 7, 2016 at 2:10 pm

    Congrats! That’s amazing news! So now I’m definitely counting on you for sneak peeks and insider knowledge!
    Can’t wait!

  • Reply jan February 10, 2016 at 1:50 pm

    So jealous! 🙂 Congrats! Hope they send you to Sweden!

  • Reply Blair February 21, 2016 at 10:52 am

    Love these! Thanks for sharing!

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