…and so comes the time when each of us takes turn in saying farewell to those clear-blue-water dives under the bright sun; to those careless vacation moments. Since I was little, I always felt that post-vacation time was somehow linked to a renewal or renovation I needed to do. This is, obviously, something that happens to everyone; a return to our base, a start of a new “academic year” full of optimism, new goals and rejuvenated surroundings!
I, thus, feel that it is the right moment for me to present you my personal “alchemies”, that brought me this sentimental renovation without hurting my wallet. This explains the part of the title “cheap and chic” or how one could state “before you through away a common or a too common furniture!”.
These ideas still inspire me for the next big changes I am preparing in my home.
If this IKEA chest of drawers could speak… what would I have heard… From dark brown, it was transformed to light turquoise (colour actually included in this years collection!) for the main bedroom. Then, just before Nefeli’s arrival, it became a part of Nefeli’s dressing table at a pal baby pink.
The bad choice of dark brown continues with this kitchen table (dark furniture generally tends to absorb the brightness of a room). No worries though, it can be easily transformed to a worn-out country style kitchen table.
(IKEA Bjursta Extendable dinning table, brown-black)
What about this shine black TV-table that makes you want to cry? A nice orange colour can give an impressive pop-art touch in the living room:
(IKEA BESTÅ BURS TV-unit, gloss black)
Continuing our mood for changes, there is a solution for the lazier ones that would rather avoid the whole painting procedure; assuming of course that your furniture’s colour does not “kill” you every time you see it. How about changing only the knobs of your furniture? An easy, fast but also profound change.
I wish you all the fun with your personal ideas! I’m always here if you need me for more magical inspiration!