I was like a child at christmas coming up with all these ideas and I still am really excited. I'm lucky in that my dad is an electrician and has been in the trade for a longgg time so know's a lot of handy people for example carpenters that will cut up wood for him in the size he needs which is perfect for my desk and shelves I want in my built in cupboard as it makes it super super cheap!
Since being inspired with this idea I have come to realise I just have too much stuff and it was bringing me down so I've had a massive clear out. I'm pretty sure I ended up taking 25 bags of rubbish to the dump in total and my room is only 8 by 9 foot so you can kinda see what I mean by I had too much stuff.... and there's still more to sort! slowly but surely getting there.
I also needed to clear out said built in cupboard ready for when my dad could get the wood and install it - SO EXCITED! and I really wanted to get rid of stuff I don't need. I feel like I'm going through such a big transitional phase of nearly finishing uni, working on my last ever project, deciding what I want to do with my life, trying to get myself fit and healthy - like a lot is going on so It just seemed natural to me that my room would grow with me as when I finish uni I wont need a 120cm long and 60cm wide desk! like my pc is a beast but it only really takes up half of that if that. So as I will be finishing uni I won't need such a big workspace and I want to focus on my bedroom becoming more of a bedroom and having a designated place for clothes and all my beloved make-up. This may be boring so I'm sorry if it is but I just wanted to blog about it as I'm really excited and as my room is so small I thought it might give others with small rooms some ideas?
This is the new plan. A lot more open, more space, designated work area, designated clothes area and designated make-up area!
I plan to get the desk done in the next few weeks but in terms of new furniture that will have to wait until I've saved up a bit of money! 'cause I want to get exactly what I want for the space, not compromise yano otherwise you're never happy with it and in the end it's a waste of money anyway. I've been looking at Ikea and have found some really lovely things!
I've got a few desk ideas. The glass desk is £30 and there's more info on it here. For £30 I think it's a great deal and as it's glass will really give that idea of space and go perfectly with my acrylic storage.
The next option is the white desk for £40 and there's more info on it here. I love this one as it has a drawer and will go with everything else in my room as it's white but at the moment I think the glass one has the edge for something a bit different, It's also longer and thinner which is making me think I want the glass one more and it's cheaper too, just doesn't have a drawer! decisions decisions.
Then I've picked the MALM 6 drawer unit, found here for £75 which I think is a decent price as It's roomy and is so well built as I used to have the black/brown 2 drawer version, it's very weighty!
The white boxes are the inserts you can buy separately for the drawers which I think will be invaluable for organisation! These things are called SKUBB boxes and you can buy the set from Ikea for £6 here.
Next up are two mirrors I can't choose between so may get both. One has a cute bowl at the bottom so I'm picturing putting rings/necklaces in this, It's £11 and can be found here. Next is the round mirror with a mirror mosaic effect around the side, which my sister has and is huge! £11 and can be found here.
At the moment I'm at the clearing stage but hopefully the desk will be ready soon enough and that can go in so I can get rid of my enormous one and at least put the storage I currently have where the new versions of it will be going. It's turning into a bit of a distraction from Uni work but I'm excited and can't wait to have a room I truly truly love. It's gunna take a while 'cause everything costs money and takes time obviously! But I shall post any updates 'cause blogging about it allows me to look back especially as this whole time from now until may is a very crucial time in my life!
If you know of any reasonable furniture places please let me know and also any places that sell cute room decorations! - Amy x