"Meh, we'll be fine.." Joost said.
"We'll finish in time" Joost also said.
" It's okay if I don't help with the house this weekend, because I have a football match, isn't it?" Joost also said. ( he did help. sometimes........)
" Is it okay if we sleep over after the housewarming?" several of our friends said.
What ensued were a few weeks of utter panic; insulating, installing drywalls, painting, cleaning and finishing a last minute guest bedroom.
Miraculously, we we ready just in time for the housewarming: with the paint still drying on the walls, I stuffed a bed into our tiny guest room (literally as big as the bed itself) and figured: "hmm, our guests might need a night stand of some kind to store their belongings.."
With no time to waste on night-shelf shopping (I mean, the guests were practically already arriving), I went back to my infinite supply of.. wine boxes. I know I have made wine box shelves before.. (You don't remember? Well, it was here!) But this time, I added a twist!
Wine box shelves.
I quite like them because they're cheap, convenient, and also because a good majority of my friends and family is taking the "wine o' clock" very seriously, leading to a never ending supply of wine boxes ;)
I began by measuring, and drilling a few holes in the wall, and added wall plugs (I made a flowchart on how to do that here!)
|It looks simple, because it is!|
|I mean.. It works!|
Also, thi post accidentally features some of my favourite books, here: Gerard Durrell!
Then I remembered that I had some thrifted photo magazines laying about, because I can't help myself whenever I find good ones at the thrift shop.
|A plain wine shelf and a huge photo magazine!|
I love my photo magazines/books, but they also have a tendency to disappear at the bottom of a bookshelf. So I decided to sacrifice one. The magazine ( or book? something in between) I used had really thick quality paper, which I is quite a good idea if you want to give it a try yourself.
So I picked out some photo's I liked..
|grabbed some glue spray...|
You could use some varnish, but given the quality of my paper, I did not think it to be necessary.
|A little art and reading display! I also added a simple hook to the side to hang your glasses on.|
Also: hey there, Edgar Allan Poe and Desmond Morris!
The Photo's I used are from Robert Capa, the little framed photo on top is a favourite of mine from van der Elsken.
|Murakami, another favourite!|