One of the things I’m really please I’ve done already this year blogging-wise, is to create a home ‘bucket list’ of all the things I’d like us to achieve this year. I feel that already it’s keeping me accountable, and I got a little buzz yesterday when I could tick one of those things off the list already <saddo>, and it’s still only January (just!).
I mentioned in this list our living room, and that I thought we needed a shelf of some description over the yellow cupboard and telly. It didn’t quite match the other side of the fireplace that had a bookshelf, and after several months of looking/staring/pondering, I decided that it definitely needed ‘something’. You can see what it looked like before HERE.
I didn’t want to spend a lot of money, so thought putting a shelf up could be done on the cheaper side, by choosing a simple white one with black brackets, which in turn compliment the other white and black accents within the room. Homebase was my friend in this instance, and I was insanely pleased that I spent so little.
My recently retired Father-in-law was roped in to help (he’s a self confessed ‘doer’, and now looking for lots to do- I told him I have plenty for him!), and has done a great job.
At the moment, the shelf houses the lightbox (#clicheblogger), a large glass vase/ornament thing (from Sainsburys!) that’s been looking for the right home for a few years now, and a plant. I like the plant up there, but might yet play about with putting a couple of different bits up there. I reckon a white, or brightly coloured, ornament would really ‘pop’ against the grey, or a cool print.
We will see….
This little makeover cost the grand total of £14, and I have to say, I’m delighted!