Friday, 22 November 2013

Building a life, building a home

Recently I noticed that the way I felt about our home became the most important thing I can think of. I guess it's mainly because I live far from my family and therefore it's even more important for me to build a home.

My living room was really bothering me. There was a dark glass tv unit that was gathering dust like it got payed for it. I knew it for long time that I was going to change it one day. Not only the dust, but I didn't like the way it looked either. Too dark for my eyes, nothing like cosy. It had to go.

I decided about this in the summer, but it all depended on my luck to find the perfect one in any of the local charity shops. I have been religiously dropping in those shops every now and then, I mean almost daily, just in case some new furniture arrived, without any luck.

There was a day when I was really supposed to clean above mentioned glass tv unit, but I felt like it was easier to move all the furnitures around, do some table switches between me and my daughter and after giving her my smaller work table I got hold of her 2 small tables. I needed one of them for my printer, which was originally on the table I gave her, and I used the other one for the tv. It looked ridiculous. I haven't even made a photo of that arrangement. But it made me feel so amazingly good! :)

After these changes I was sure that my dream tv stand was waiting for me in one of those shops. One week later there it was. I was not even surprised. But extremely happy. :) I already had the paint that I planned to use, so between some crocheting I started to work on the cosy tv stand project.

Now that it's all done and got a new place in the living room standing really proudly, I can say that the main problem here is solved and I finally feel happy being in this room. It feels like home. Can't wait to decorate it for Christmas :)


  1. Ooooooh, I just love what you've done with the cupboard-cum-TV-stand! I love that colour, and everything just fits perfectly :) You are so talented!!

  2. Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog post today :)
    I've replied to it on my blog...
    I confess I don't understand the whole RSS feed thing (I don't use it as I tend to get easily overwhelmed!), so you may already know this, but I wanted to at least revisit your blog to tell you :)
    Have a lovely week too xx

  3. Can you come to Scotland and do similar to mine?? I love the idea of re-purposing, but oh my I don't have the "green thumb" equivalent for it!
    I love what you've done with your new tv stand. :)

    1. Hi Marylin, thanks so much! :)
      It's not that difficult though. I made a how-to post awhile back, have a look at that and if you decide to start a project like this feel free to come back with your questions. :)

  4. Nice work, that turned out so beautifully. Having the patience to wait for the right piece to come along is the hardest part I suspect. I'm glad you are feeling more at home in there.

    I wanted to thank you for your kind comment on my blog too. Your own question "what am I destined to do?" is a big one for me too!

    1. Thanks Kel :)
      Oh yeah, the patience... there were days when I thought I would never find the one I like. :) And now I'm looking for coffee table ;)

  5. Oh wow! That's beautiful! Love the flowery wallpaper (is it wallpaper?) inside! And the colour is lovely. What a useful talent to have :-D