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Since moving into our new home we’ve installed a whopping 16 ceiling lamps…whew!
Not by choice or to simply replace existing lights…nope when you move in Berlin there is absolutely nothing in the property whatsoever except the fixtures in the bathroom and the appliance, gas & water hook-ups in the empty kitchen. Having a basic knowledge of electrics, plumbing & DIY is essential as the first few weeks in a new home are spent installing lights, appliances & window coverings + building a kitchen to make it liveable enough to start unpacking and making it your own.
Having moved from a 2 bedroom apartment into a 3 bedroom house we found ourselves sorely lacking in lights but a visit to the charity shop revealed this vintage beauty for a mere €1.50:
Not exactly my taste but definitely usable…wanna see what I did with it?
Head on over to That Cheap Bitch and get the scoop on how I transformed those manky but marvelous window frames…
into these fab pieces of vintage-style art!
’tis Friday my lovelies and that means I’ve got another thrifty tutorial waiting for ya over on That ¢heap Bit¢h:
I love the convenience & excitement of big city living but space is always an issue…
The kiddo & her wardrobe had completely outgrown the dresser that once oh-so-neatly stored her little clothes & accessories and my search for something larger (yet small enough to fit into the scant space available in her room) revealed nil, so…
I once again hit the As-Is section of Ikea & let my imagination take over:
a groovy new munchkin closet that fits perfectly in the last remaining space in her room!
after painting the Gorm shelving unit blue I simply rearranged the shelves & removed the center wood slat from the top shelf to allow the valet space to peek through
added a couple of old coffee table legs to the inside of the unit for more hanging space
and popped some storage bins onto the shelves!