I don't longer maintain my old blog, and this one should really be for travelling only, but... I am going to make an exception and show what I have done between travels.
A while back I had planned to change my furniture and have a lighter and brighter outlook. I had to wait for IKEA to open its doors on the northside of Brisbane though, but when that finally happened my dream came true!
For years I have lived with my parents' furniture, with great pleasure I may add, because I always liked my childhood home, but it was finally time for a big change. For those who haven't been able to visit before, this is what it used to look like (and that not even quite, as I had lots more funiture in the room since those pictures were taken, including a large bookcase):
Thanks to Stephen and Kevin (and friend Patricia!) I got this done in no time, because as you know, IKEA furniture comes in flat packs and there is a LOT of work to do before it's all been put together. Stephen helped with lugging some old funiture around, and with shopping and with trying out the lovely Swedish meatballs. :-)
Kevin stayed overnight and helped me put most of the furniture together, and Patricia, when she came to stay with me for a few nights, helped me shopping too! ;-)
We got the room down to this:
Then we started to work:
And this is how that goes:
And here's the New Look. I have kept a few pieces that I am too attached to, so managed to combine the old with the new. The only thing left is removing that picture on the wall and get a new colourful one. It's all planned. I just need time and patience! (and lots of money, and a plane ticket to the Netherlands....) ;-)
|the brown bookcase is gone now and has been replaced by the two red ones|