From my posts, it’s pretty obvious that I like things to match and I’m pretty fussy about the fine details. In fact, both H. and I are like this so it’s impossibly frustrating when we try to build furniture together – we’ve never been able to build a piece of furniture without fighting! Yet the final result is always rewarding.
We spent the weekend setting up a couple of new staples to our living space – an IKEA PS Cabinet and a couple of photo shelves above our sofa which gave us a bit more storage & display space.
The cabinet was easy to assemble but the ledges took us a couple of go’s – but we finally got there in the end. Hope you like the final result!
Okay, I’m sure by now you’re all sick to death of reading about my couch woes but this is it… I’ve finally got it!
In fact, I’m sitting on our couch right now as I write this post… and it couldn’t have come at a better time as Melbourne heads towards another winter.
Looking at the lounge room as we headed into the kitchen for breakfast this morning was a great joy and I have to say that we definitely chose the right one. The colour, arrangement and size works really well in our home… lucky for us, a small modular lounge actually exists!
This room still has some way to go before I feel that it’s complete but with the couch in, I can now focus on other big pieces for other rooms while finishing the furnishings for this room so watch this space!
Keeping it simple with the tray table from Hay and a round Acapulco, I mentioned in my last post that I picked out our coffee table and feature chair. They are very beautiful and definitely deserve a blog post of their own!
Originally we decided to splurged on the table but scrimp with a replica of the chair. We even purchased a replica but it just didn’t work. Every time I looked at it, I could see all the flaws in the replica – the different feet, the way it didn’t sit properly, the excess of strings… when you love a design, you really want a real one!
In the end, we returned the replica to purchase a real Acapulco. I opted for the round version because I liked its conversational design which was more suitable as a lounge chair. But after taking our new chair home, we discovered a defect – the front bar was bent! So poor H. had to carry it a third time back to the shop and swap it for a perfect one.
I couldn’t believe purchasing a chair could be so hard but I can definitely say it was worth it! The quality and workmanship is noticeably better and the open string design works well for our small space by opening up the seating area. At least now I have something to sit on to enjoy a cup of tea!
Once the sofa arrives, our seating arrangement will be complete in the living room… only 4 more weeks to go!