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DIY 'Pinterest' Shelves On A Budget 5

DIY ‘Pinterest’ Shelves On A Budget

I am obsessed with Pinterest!

I have pretty much my entire life planned out on there. Anyone else?

 

Last year I pinned this picture.

 

As we had just moved house I made it my mission to get something similar for our new living room.

I was expecting to order a complete unit and wasn’t looking forward to forking out what I imagined to be an arm and a leg. A DIY project never crossed my mind.

Luckily Bob is much tighter than I am so he shopped around. Bob is also a bit of a dab hand when it comes to knocking things up ~ *cough* don’t make childish joke Natalie!

We ordered 12 old apple crates from eBay *here for the total of £90! (+£14.98 p&p)

                                            Each crate measures- (Width-50cm Height-40cm Depth-30cm)

 

Once we had given them a quick clean up all that was left to do was decide on the structure that we preferred. (You can buy them pre-cleaned and varnished from other sellers.)

The good thing about buying separate crates is that you can play around with the design until you are happy.

 

Then all it takes is to drill them together and fill them up.

DIY or in my case GYBTDI (Get your boyfriend to do it)

pinterest shelves flowers

 

The another thing that I appreciate is that you always have the option to take them apart and redesign the unit, or just use the crates for alternate purposes if you get fed up with them.

As you can see we only needed 10.

As they are such a decent size the spare 2 have come in handy as toy storage for Finn.

This is temporary. I think we will end up hanging them on the wall in the bathroom and using them as storage shelves for towels.

 

 

I’m not fully happy with the arrangement I have on them. But for now, it will do. It’s a work in progress.

In the not too distant future, I think that I will paint them a pale colour so they look more like the shelves that I pinned originally. We still have a fair amount of work left to do in the house though so there is no rush.

That wallpaper needs to go for a start!

How are your DIY skills?

 

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Home- Thrift shoppin’

Something a bit different from beauty today.I hope you don’t mind.

It’s still beautiful in its own way because it’s charitable and all!

Thrift shopping or ‘mooching around the charity shops’ if you don’t want to Americanise another term. Is something I do on the days that I’m broke after my direct debits come out. And need a shopping fix.

Today was one of those days.

If you are familiar with charity shops you will know that there is always a little tiny home ware section usually pushed towards the back of the shop.

At first glance it looks like it houses all of your grandparents’ old junk. But look closer. And if you can be bothered to pick through the Barry Manilow memorabilia and hideous china dolls, you can usually pick up some really cool/unique things to decorate your house.

Tea light holder- 50p. Not the best example of a unique find as I just spotted an Ikea sticker underneath it, ha!-Currently burning Yankee Midsummers night.
Blue glass jug £1-  I have no plans for this as yet. It’ll probably end up housing a fake flower of some sort.

 

Glass tray 50p- Evidently, I am the blogger equivalent of the girl who keeps the stickers on underneath her shoes!
The same glass tray- I haven’t decided whether to keep Jewellery in it. Or soap type products…

 

Books- I bought these from a charity shop a while ago, They were either £1 or £2 each. I tend to use nice books as decor, either on my dressing table or TV stand so I do judge them by their covers. Naughty I know!
5 piece photo frame- £2.50 I have looked at getting this kind of distressed, held together with rope photo frames for my bathroom for a while now. And never got around to actually buying one. So I was super happy to find this one like brand new. I hammered it into the wall as soon as I got in using my trusty Allegra boot heel/girl hammer.I just need to think of a theme for the photographs, or is it a new trend to have 5 pictures of a barbed wire fence? Let me know!

So I was super happy to find this one like brand new. I hammered it into the wall as soon as I got in using my trusty Allegra boot heel/girl hammer.I just need to think of a theme for the photographs, or is it a new trend to have 5 pictures of a barbed wire fence? Let me know!

I just need to think of a theme for the photographs, or is it a new trend to have 5 pictures of a barbed wire fence? Let me know!

I’m pretty pleased with my little haul I spent £4.50 (not including the books.) And still got the shopping buzz minus the buyer’s remorse!

 

Do you spend much time in charity shops?

xxx

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