For the past few years, my books were stored at friend’s loft, far away, outside the UK. Just recently, they have all arrived to Edinburgh in 8 giant boxes. It changed our decorating plans completely. It became clear that bookshelves should be our priority (unless, we want turn our living room in a book maze attraction).
Floating shelves became a distant memory (a luxury that could only hold nick nacks).
So, we bought used bookshelf over the internet. Girl was selling ex’s stuff, because he has stopped paying his part of the rent after they agreed to divorce ( I know!). Actually, the girl expressed her wish to sell ex, but because that was impossible, she decided to sell his stuff instead ( I know!!). Anyway, the shelf fits perfectly! It’s dark brown & black in the daylight. It cost us 45 pounds.
Do you remember my £70 (100$) room decorating challenge? Well, it looks like I went overboard with the budget already. I’m really crappy at taking challenges. Speaking of which….Do you think I refrained myself from buying stuff in Ikea? Of course not! I bought some small decorative pieces though: cacti set, candles, decorative storage boxes.
Grandad’s music sheets (more on that later):
£70 (100$) room decorating challenge update :
-spray paint/paint (for coffee tables, dining table and chairs)
-small table (for my stuff)
storage box for hubb’s stuff (plan abandoned)
Time to do it all:
one month 2 and a half weeks
100$ (£70) no money left, went £27 overboard
Unplanned extras : bookshelf
The whole cost of decorating living room so far :
= £202 total
Well, I failed the challenge, but I will try to make the best of it!