New dining lamp

Hello there!

How good is this lamp from IKEA which makes it possible to have a lamp over the couch / dining table without attaching it to the ceiling. It gives the most cosy feeling ever and the lamp shade we chose to it goes so well with the rest of the dining table and chairs. In love!

Bunnings on a rainy Monday

Hello friends!

It’s been raining for the last couple of days, and it’s been itching in my fingers to do a complete home make-over. Yesterday we went window shopping, originally looking for a new bed frame. Instead, we found the couch of our dreams. It’s not our style at all as it’s quite coastal, but it’s really deep and it’s the comfiest couch I’ve ever sat in. So, we’re just waiting if it’s gonna come up any EOFY sale and order it. So no bed frame it is for a while…

As always I’m off on Mondays, and I made a trip to Bunnings. Was supposed to just buy a paint roller, but as I wasn’t in a rush I just walked around the store and found some bits and pieces. I have wanted a tray for the dining table for a long, but haven’t felt like paying 50$ for one, and while walking along with the terracotta pots, I found a perfect coaster, for only 7.95$. Stick some furniture pads underneath. I might spray paint it matte black, but for now, I will stick with this.

I also made a little garden for the cats to nibble on when they’re out on the balcony. They have a tendency to eat our indoor plants so I hope that they will understand that this is the only one that they’re allowed to snack on?!

Tonight I’m going on a pottery class with a friend, slightly nervous and excited. Let’s see how hard it is 😀
xx / Lina

Its all in the details

Did you know Boohoo also have a bit of home decor? I didn’t. But found a few pieces I really liked.

1.https://au.boohoo.com/black-natural-wood-double-frame/FZZ15099.html

2.https://au.boohoo.com/seagrass-open-weave-baskets—set-of-2/FZZ15076.html

3.https://au.boohoo.com/abstract-face-mug/FZZ15091.html

4.https://au.boohoo.com/black-dip-cement-planter/FZZ15121.html

5.https://au.boohoo.com/black-white-sgraffito-planter/FZZ15110.html

6.https://au.boohoo.com/planter-with-wire-stand/FZZ15120.html

The chairs

Good evening!

Remember the very much wanted wishbone chairs I spoke about? Well, we bought them. And a new dining table. The table is great. It’s solid. It’s earthy and dark. Lovely contrasts. But the chairs… Maybe I had too high expectations. Or maybe it’s just this fix idea how nice they look in everyone else’s home… But I’m not happy with them. And we can’t return them because we unpacked them. And didn’t realise until they were all unpacked how they just didn’t really fit in. They would’ve been better in all black, but I was scared the seat wouldn’t be black for long with all the rubbing on them. So. Back on square one with finding nice dining chairs. I mean, how hard can it be!?

Dreaming of…

My balcony is the like the lost soul of the apartment.. It looks a bit abandoned, like someone tried but gave up.. It is a good balcony, great size, nice view, but somehow it just doesn’t work. It definitely needs a good clean after we sandpapered down our dining table out there, and then i’m dreaming of some new interior… And lots o new (not dying) plants and herbs…

Thrift shopping

Today I started with scrubbing my kitchen tiles with bakingsoda, vinegar and a toothbrush… At 7am. Halfway through both me and the toothbrush decided to give up. Halft of the floor looks amazing though.

Later in the day I decided to go to the salvation army. Spent more time among the bookshelves than the clothing racks. I did find a little black dress that might be too “extra” for me, but who knows, one day I might be brave enough. And the shoes! Look at them, my soul feels happy just looking at them. And then the 70’s Italian serving bowl to have sallad or popcorn in, just amazing. Everything for 52$.

It feels like home to me

Starting to feel so satisfied with our home! Now we’re just on the hunt for a new dining table and chairs, this one is too small for our space and would love to have proper dining chairs and not stools that hurts my buttbones after 5 minutes.. Would still like a round table with a pedestal foot. And then black wishbone chairs. Completely in love with these.

If you don’t like it, change it

Last weekend we took on a couple of projects. The terracotta pot was beautiful as it was, but didn’t really go well with the rest of the interior so decided to paint it in a vivid white. The coffee table we had already painted before in a solid black, but we found this stain paint on Ikea, so decided to get rid of the old paint and re-do it. It really made the look of the table feel more alive as you can see the wooden features. And what is a Ikea visit without coming home with a new piece of furniture?…

Absolutely in love. So robust. So dark. And the wine rack fitted so that’s what’s most important.