I’ve mentioned a few times on the blog how I am in the process of buying a house (eek!). It’s really exciting but also kind of dragging now as it’s been 2 months without much happening and I just can’t wait to get my date and move in!
Moans aside, I’ve been picking up some bits and pieces to put into my new house and I wanted to share them with you. My first shop to get to? Obviously Home Sense!
I have always loved reading and have a massive collection of books. Some I’ve never even read because they are super old and leather bound and I just love the look of them.
But when I do get the chance I’d love to have an armchair to read them in…….and there it was in the middle of the store.
Some of you might hate it, but I absolutely love green and with the living area currently a black and cream colour palette I’m really looking forward to having some colour in it, so a brightly coloured armchair like this is perfect. It’s also REALLY comfy so I can’t wait to snuggle up in it.
My mum is also making me a quilt/throw for the living area that matches the colours of the chair. I didn’t realise how much I like green but it just makes me feel really calm.
I’ve no idea what it’s going to look like yet but I love the thought of having personal things in my house that nobody else will have.
I’ve also got a load of old wooden furniture that I can’t wait to do up. Above is a super old writing desk that I’m planning on turning into a dressing table. I can’t afford to buy lots of new furniture and with pieces like this that are solid and have lasted such a long time it would be pointless to throw them out for no reason.
I will be getting well acquainted with some sandpaper and chalk paints over the next few months I’m sure!
I also have a huge chest of drawers – the bottom one is so big that my dad used to climb in it and sleep in it when he was younger!
To bring in some bright colours to the kitchen I’m
also planning on buying a lot of aqua coloured accessories like the kettle
below, and hopefully a matching toaster. I think it’s a great colour and as the
kitchen has a lot of cream and beige tones in it, it will hopefully brighten it
I am also hoping that I might be getting hold of
the chair below from some family friends, according to a Facebook post that
I’ve seen (copied below) you can use chalk paints and paint straight onto the
fabric to change the colour! How amazing!!
Spooky coincidence that the chairs are almost the
I really cannot wait to get the keys and start
making some changes to the place, fingers crossed everything keeps going
through and I get a date soon!
Have you bought your own place recently? Or have
If you have any DIY tips or favourite blogs for
this kind of topic then please send them to me!
I’d love to see more ideas that I can incorporate
into my house, especially storage…
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