Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Wall decor - UNG Drill

After posting the changes in our living room yesterday, I wondered if Ikea's UNG Drill (which was in my wishlist) will suit the blank wall directly above the sofa. Then today I stumbled upon these images (simply lovely!) and it gave me some idea on the size ; as the measurements obtained from the ikea site seemed quite large.

photo via Tyra Bank Show

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Living room - current state (still WIP)

Bought the brown pillow case on Sunday 14th for less than 2 euros! The table candle holder was I think less than 2 euros as well. Also added bamboo blinds (on top of venetian blinds) to block out sunlight. With these minor changes, I feel the room is calmer and looks more pulled together... am quite pleased :)

Why am I always showing this side of the wall? well, the rest of the room is still not ready. We still need to finalised ...
1) the side board or to get a tv cabinet.
2) an art or mirror above the sofa.
3) Get more curtains ...

Recap - during christmas
Recap - when we first got the sofa.

Sunday, 14 June 2009

Inspiration - wall treatment

Right now the living and bedroom walls are wallpapered.....with the 80's style embossed design! I could imaging removing it would take huge effort but that is the least of my worries. From what I could tell, the walla seemed un-even and un-finished. Probably that's one of the reasons the previous owner had chosen the textured wall paper.

I'm thinking if the walls are not finished after removing the wallpaper, maybe we could consider the brick wall option. I quite like how the brick wall add character to the room above.

Until I find the courage to peel off those paper, I'll just keep this in the inspiration pile.

Friday, 5 June 2009

Inspirations - window

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Although it's officially summer, the weather is still nice and cool which I prefer. Our flat can get quite warm in the summer months. So, to block out the sun as much as possible I need a simple and cheap solution. I think the window treatment above is what I shall try to copy!

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Inspirations - storage

Love how the book shelf / storage is of different height and width

Then I saw this....Great looking too!
Inserted June 19
Wow! this seems an easy diy project ... absolutely love it! (photo via BHG.come)

The nearest similar shelf that I can find is Benno by Ikea . Maybe it can be adjusted to different height?
Width: 20 cmDepth: 17 cmHeight: 202 cm
Price per unit : Ft5490