I seem to have a big to-do list (I’ll share soon) for such a small apartment, but I’m keen to get working on it straight away. The main issue we’ve faced over the last ten days of living here is the lack of storage. Apart from the kitchen, there isn’t any. The apartment is an empty box – perhaps a good thing as it means I can start from scratch.


Bedroom 1 is the main bedroom in the house (it has an ensuite), but we’re not using it as our bedroom. Instead this room is going to be a multi-tasker. It’s going to be the guest/office/dressing room!

I wish I knew how to use a fancy online floor planner successfully, but I don’t (ha!),  so here’s a rudimentary photo of what I’m starting with, and where I want things to go.

Bedroom One

As I mentioned above the apartment is lacking in storage, particularly for clothing. We sold our old wardrobes before moving and so finding replacements that fit a small space was a must. The room is only 8ft 6” wide and so we went with the Pax system from Ikea as it can have sliding doors – brilliant for small space living. I’ll share the inside once it’s all completed, but we went with a combo of shelves, hanging rail and drawers. The wardrobe measure 150cm across and is able to house most of our clothing. Coats etc are in another room.


  • Paint ceiling
  • Paint walls
  • Prepare and paint wood
  • Clean out window frame
  • Replace curtain pole
  • Hang curtains
  • Replace carpet + add underlay
  • Fix light fitting (the main light doesn’t work)
  • Hang light shade
  • Hang picture
  • Install fitted wardrobe
  • Make desk
  • Remove shelf (left by previous owners) and make good wall

I’m not setting any rigid timescales on doing the work, but hopefully I can have this room (+ our bedroom) completed by the end of September.

I hope you’ll follow along as I make decisions on what to do with the place. :)

Dining Room + Office Update (Part One)

It feels like this room has been in the ‘updating’ stage for about 12 months….it probably has…but we’re nearly there now!

Dining Room

Ha at the office! It’s really the dining room + the room where the pc lives! I could add shelving in the corner to make it a little more office-y, but it wouldn’t fit in with the simple. minimalist theme I’m aiming for.

Shelving Dining Room

I’m so pleased with the woodwork – what a difference bright white paint makes!

Dining Room - Bookshelf

How the corner looked last year ^

Still to do:
+ Clean the floors
+ Clean the windows
+ Hang pictures x 2
+ Buy a rug, light shade and dining chairs
+ Put (nearly) everything back on the shelves

 My Pinterest DiningRoom/Office inspiration board

Yay for finishing a project!

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