Ikea Furnishings … Some New Additions To Our Living Room …

So a couple weekends ago Perry and I went to IKEA to get a bookcase … we’d talked about it previously and we had gotten to a point where we were lacking some surface space in our apartment to display stuff … we dont have alot of stuff at the moment … but we are starting to accumilate some frames and books (we left most of our books back in the UK in my parent’s attic) … and what few surfaces we did have were fast filling up …

Another issue was with the cats … they are curious and they manage to get up onto most surfaces … so some of the more fragile/dangerous things we cant leave lying around for their own safety … again limiting what space we had … so we finally decided we had gotten to a point where we needed to get a bookcase … but obviously when you go to Ikea you can’t just walk in and get the one thing you went there for can you???

No … you also have to buy loads of other things that you remember you needed as you walked past … such was the case with the shoe rack that we ended up getting … before we got the little stools I had wanted to get a proper shoe rack/cupboard type thing … cause the extra shelf space would be useful … and the one we eventually settled for was in the same style as our TV cabinet and turned out to be the perfect size to fit on the wall under our Wedding Photo Frame …

Oh and one final big item that we got was the full length mirror which hangs in the hall next to our Kitchen door … I was getting tired of standing on the bed to see how I looked in the mirror …

_MG_9520-1Anyway after the fiasco that was trying to get everything into the car … the bookcase came in 4 boxes and weighed 90kg in total … so getting in the car was a balancing act … not to mention all the other stuff that we had to get in too … Once home Perry got to assembling everything starting with the Shoe Rack … Hugo decided it would be a perfect opportunity to try and help out … except he managed to make himself more of a nuisance than anything else …

_MG_9386-1 _MG_9391-1 _MG_9395-1 _MG_9420-1 _MG_9476-1 The shoe rack is also the perfect size for all our shoes … 🙂 … the little stools will be used for storing other stuffs from now … plus they are handy for extra seats if we have people over …

_MG_9479-1In total it took the rest of the weekend and a day after work to finish the whole lot off … but we did also have other things to do otherwise it probably could have all been done in a single day if there was a spare one …

_MG_9428-1 _MG_9452-1 _MG_9457-1The bookcase in progress … I did offer to help Perry but he was happier getting on with it on his own so I left him too it … Derek didn’t appreciate all the banging around and drill noises so he hid in our bedroom for most of the time … Hugo however was displaced for a while until we figured out a final location for the cat stand …

_MG_9464-1 _MG_9461-1The bookcase in its place … almost done …

_MG_9467-1Oh and we got a wine rack … finally … been nattering on about this one for ages … we finally found one wandering round Ibn Battuta … anyway … below is the finished bookcase … still abit sparse … and most of the drawers and cupboards are empty for now …

_MG_9473-1And this is how the living room area of our flat now looks …

Living room panorama-1 _MG_9483-1 _MG_9516-1 _MG_9526-1 _MG_9527-1 _MG_9529-1 _MG_9532-1 _MG_9530-1 _MG_9545-1 _MG_9550-1 _MG_9554-1I’m really liking how are apartment is starting to look more lived in … its much less sparse than it was when we moved in over a year ago … and feels much more personal to us now … especially with the photos and all … even so we’ve tried to keep it clutter free and other than our coffee table we dont have anything using up the space in the middle of our two living spaces which means the whole place still feels pretty spacious … we’re going to try and keep it that way … last thing either of us want is for it to feel overly cluttered …

flat-blog4(What our living room looked like when we first moved in over a year ago)

Anyway … I think this is going to be the last time we rearrange our living room space for a while … I can’t imagine where else that bookcase would fit without looking out of place …

Thats it for now …

Till next time …

Mina X

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