This is my cute new little apartment (not the best picture. And ignore the packing boxes on the balcony – they get collected next week). I feel like I am living in a treehouse! It’s incredibly quiet and peaceful and green and warm and solidly built. It’s pretty small, at 45sqm (484 square feet), but feels quite big to me. And I bought a bit of new furniture for it too. The high-backed arm chair and matching footstool, along with some new shelving for the kitchen, and the yellow overhead lights. Beautiful.
And then I started my year without spending…
And this morning I realised, crap! I don’t have anything on the walls. No nice shelves, no pretty artwork, no big unusual clock. I could also use a third overhead light in the middle of the room, as it’s a little dark over the arm chair which is where I have been doing my writing when it’s cold outside.
And Kmart in Australia decided to produce some gorgeous, really affordable furniture. This shelf below is only $29! Australian dollars! That’s about 15euro. And I need it! I genuinely need something on the walls.
Oh my goodness. This would go so perfectly in my new apartment.
So I have taken a deep breath and decided to think about alternatives.
I have a stack of my Instagram pictures printed on card. I can tack these onto the walls above the bed or sofa. Or perhaps use some twine and paperclips and string them into a nice design.
I also unearthed my old cuckoo clock! I can mount it and make a nice feature of it.
And I have two standing lamps in the living room…I can just shuffle one a little closer to the armchair when I write.
There are going to be other solutions. But I hadn’t expected this to be so hard already just three days in!! I definitely would have tried to find something similar to the round shelf, or had my family post it to me from Australia. I would have tried to find something on the local Amazon.de. Oh dear…like these honeycomb shelves. These would look great with some white ivy hanging out of them.
Ok! I gotta run – I have some tacking to do!
Posted on August 13, 2014, in Game on, My Purse is Closed and tagged ambitions, apartment, australia, buy, comedy, costs, finance, goals, home, humour, living, saving, security, self-control, spending, willpower. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.