The Den Reno

August 27, 2012

Carrying on from "The Den" post...

Well our "Den" has finally come together in true Kyrie & Denis style. In total, it took us 2 full weekends of work, at a cost of approx $1000 including paint, shelving and cabinets.

Wallpaper removed, walls ready to paint.
Denis Loves Painting - TRUE!
Weekend 1 (May 2012)
Two solid days of removing the old tired wallpaper, prepping the walls (very time consuming) and then the fun bit painting!

A couple modifications to the IKEA 'Besta'" cabinets!
Get out the level and tape measure please!
Weekend 2 (August 2012)

Time to assemble the cupboards from IKEA. Denis did a stellar job of modifying a cabinet so we have them running the full width of the room. The room is not quite 3m wide, so he had to shear off about 40mm on one side of the cabinet to make it all work.

Hanging the shelves was actually a dream. Having solid block walls makes it so easy. No need to find wooden studs in this place! However one dead drill later and the job is complete.

Very happy with how it looks!
The Result - We are so happy with the transformation of this room and it has turned out exactly how I designed it in my head with no hiccups along the way!  (except broken drill, but Denis was thrilled to stumble across "Ryobi Day" at Bunnings when he went to get a replacement!)

I love the fact that we can now keep our books all in one tidy place... I have extra space to display my retro delights, and the room is a cosy space for us to curl up on the couch to read, crochet or watch the box. It is really refreshing to have the TV away from the main living area so it isn't the main focus.

Retro Delights in 'The Den..."
Vintage Camera from "Meet Me at Mike's" Melbourne.
The retro light pendant is an e-bay purchase for $18!
Original Lip Chair and Bus Blind purchased from TradeMe NZ.
A small collection of vintage globes from e-bay.
Of course I have many more photos documenting this reno. Check them out here > 


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