In my last post, I promised I would update you all a little bit on our home’s progress. This week’s post is going to be a long one so sit back, make some tea and enjoy the read!
If you follow me on Instagram, you would know that in the past month we’ve purchased some new display cabinets and finally had our Pocket String delivered.
1) Ikea Hack – White ‘Fabrikor’ Glass Cabinets
Let’s start with the display cabinets… this one’s been a long time coming! Our criteria for display cabinets were as follows:
- Fits H’s collectables (must)
- Fits the physical space that we’ve allocated to display said cabinet (must)
- Glass on all sides (must)
- White powder coated steel (must) and;
- Scandinavian/Industrial feel (must)
Quite the list and one that I wasn’t willing to negotiate on! During the past year, we’d looked at the Ikea Fabrikor cabinet a few times but the colour options were really holding me back from purchasing it. I loved grey but it didn’t really work in our home. There’s one colour I dislike more than mahogany and that’s beige so that wasn’t going to happen. Lastly, green – a trend colour so you’ll hate it next season anyway.
With H’s constant pleading for a solution, we finally decided that if we can’t get it in the colour we want; then we’re hacking it and turning it white. So, after two days of meticulous spraying and drying… our white Fabrikor was born! It was tedious but the work was well worth it and now I have something that’s unique and fills the brief.
2) Pocket String System
We ordered this in November last year and it was finally ready for pick up… yay, a little bit of String in our tiny home! Of course, nothing ever goes to plan in our home and upon installing it, we screwed the anchors too tightly and it buckled the plaster wall slightly. I completely panicked but with some sound advice from a tradie friend, it all turned out okay. Lucky we were only putting light things on it!
It now sits proudly in our kitchen and has become a great spot for putting my favourite teas and some pretty things I like to look at while I enjoy said cup of tea!