Monday, September 30, 2013

Coffee/Tea Station

Remember this picture?

This was taken just after our Kitchen Cupboard Makeover.  The table on the right still looks exactly the same (I have big plans for another makeover on that), BUT the wall behind has been filled up and it's just as I envisioned it.

Here's an in between shot:

These are 2 Akurum cabinets from Ikea (over the fridge cabinets with Applad doors), mounted next to each other.  The only annoying this is that we put BOTH wood backs in backwards!  They are supposed to be white, not wood when you see inside.  But we didn't notice until the little nails were all nicely tacked down - but then I decided it was actually a good things, because I thought they would look better painted.  And I think I was right :)

Here they are with the doors on, and with a solid wood plank on top.  We had a carpenter friend find us a nice piece and we stained it.  (Also, notice that we switched out the big chandelier for 2 globe lights.  I love how these fit above the table, not taking up quite so much headspace)

But it wasn't quite right yet.  We had an Ikea floating shelf that I thought would fit well above the floating sideboard.  I got some Pinterest inspiration and decided that it should be hung quite high - and I love how it finishes the look.

Here's the full view now (please ignore the terrible table/chairs that still don't match anything yet...)

To be done in this space:
- Makeover the table and chairs (I've got fabric and everything else I need...just gotta find the time.)
- Add a jute rug under the table?
- Add 2 bright bar stools

Saturday, September 28, 2013


Hey all - I thought it was finally time for a little update on our new place!  Lots has changed and will continue to change but we're getting there.  First up on - our new headboard.  It's definitely an idea that you can find on Pinterest - three 6' wood boards, stained and mounted on the wall.  We cut two 2x4's and drilled them into the backs, then drilled those boards to the wall so that you can't see the screws anywhere.  Here are a few pictures!

Here it is before the headboard, looking a bit blank:

We have a plan to fill out the space next to this print with something colourful - hopefully soon!


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