Tuesday, 30 September 2008

Kitchen make over ideas

We have inheritted outdated kitchen cabinets from previous owner. Moreover, the kitchen has an akward layout which I will show you in another post. Since renovation is not in our budget at the moment, when I saw this simple make-over I absolutely fell in love with it! I believe there are achievable and should give an instant lift that is much needed in that space :)

Although I adore retro inspired posters, I think such a design would not suit our kitchen. Neutral design, like black and white silhouettes is for us.

Thursday, 25 September 2008

Minimalist vs Oriental

Right now, we've decided to give the living room a minimalist look. You can probably tell from the sofa and coffee table that we've selected. In the future , perhaps I could decorate an Indian inspired room , like the photo. Love that everything is shiny and lush !

Wednesday, 24 September 2008

Wall display shelves

I'm still going through some magazines for inspirations. I find myself really attracted to these colourful display style...

Give old drawers new life. I'll definitely give this a go if I see any suitable drawers around. Source / Idea : Praktika
I love the simplicity of this! But maybe not that practical ...

Yup, I can see this in the room...oh may be the bathroom , too ?

Monday, 22 September 2008

Wallpapering doors

We inherited some wardrobes from the previous owner. It is convenient since we didn't own any before we moved in. They will make do until we buy our own. However, the wardrobe design is out of fashion (from the 80s) . So, I am considering wallpapering a section of the door as seen in the photo. Really nice idea, isn't it ?

Sunday, 21 September 2008

Living Room I

Finally, decision made! these are the two furniture that we have booked. The coffee table will be in dark choco. brown though. At least with the main furniture in , we would be able to plan the remaining of the living room better. Still have to wait for another 3 weeks for the arrival though ... me getting impatient :P

Wednesday, 17 September 2008

What's on the wall

At the moment, I've only painted three canveses. Here you can see them displayed on the floor.

The first frame I did was the one in the middle. The image was copy off the internet, enlarged and traced onto the canvas. The chinese character was from a stencil, so that's quite easy. While the smallest one was a scanned from a pillow, printed and painted on.

Next, I would love to print some photographes from my own archive , frame and display them in the living room. Stay tuned :)

Tuesday, 16 September 2008

First carpentary

My first experiment with adding legs to a flat-pack book case. Well, the chipboard was tougher than i thought, making nailing a challenge! Anyway, it turned out looking nice, sturdy and function as it should be.
Next, I need to look for primer (dont know what it’s called in Hungarian) , then it will be painted white or off -white.