I was going to split this post up, but have been pretty busy lately (and a poor blogger), so decided getting it all out of the way at once is better! I have a few more tips I learnt along the way, will save them for later.
So I decided that I HAD to put the furniture up my own- hey, I've lived on my own for 6 yrs, I hate admitting I need help for anything! So this is how I moved the bookcases....
pulled them into the room and stood them up (or something like that).
The desk was the longest to put together, about 2 hrs, I did that first so the bookshelves took about an hr each.
I found a clever idea for the huge drawers (kitchen drawer divider);
and moved a few of my older features around.
Getting an opinion from a friend (who I think should start charging for her great ideas) I decided to purchase a smaller ironing board from the oppy (found this just after my decision)
I bought a think new cover from Big W (the retro one was paper thin and no padding!)
Here it is in action- can I just mention THE LIGHT~dark furniture begone, I 'have seen the light'!
I still want cupboards down the bottom to hide all the ugly crap.
This space will be used for a custom made cutting table for my height
as long as it all fits up here!
No fabric was harmed in this makeover.