I don't know about you, but the prices I see in all the glossy home magazines constantly amaze me! I was looking at a little pink wooden butchers block trolley in one of this months magazines that was £1,600!
My mum bought a really cheap Ikea Bekvam one (practically the same size) which we painted in Farrow & Ball green eggshell paint, added a (purely ornamental) brass cup handle to make it look the part, bought two cheap wicker baskets to sit underneath on the shelves and I think it looks just as nice as the expensive ones! She left the top and the slatted shelves beech to contrast with the green-I will try to remember to take a photo to show you!
So my next few posts will be about my favourite bargain buys!
Speaking of Ikea and bargain buys, a photo of my new bedroom lamp that sits on my dresser. For some reason, I really like this little lamp-although it's not quite my usual style-so at £24 I gave into temptation. It comes in three different colours-I got the pink version, although you can get it in a clear or green colour too.
Anyway, onto one of my favourite bargain buys-our Carrara marble fireplace and hearth. We bought this on Ebay for £100, and the sellers chucked in the hearth for free too! We did have to drive about 35 miles to collect it, but it was worth it.