Challenge time: I continue to minimize my possessions to the bare minimum and the pad is feeling quite empty and imbalanced. My apartment doubles as a workspace/background for product and editorial photography so I always try to keep it as balanced as possible. I'm challenging myself to refill and balance the space using only what I have on hand or what I can get for free or close to it!
This is Phase 1 of my living room revamp, it's not done, not even close, but I wanted to inspire any new Buy Nothing New folks. If you're patient, the stuff you seek will sometimes come to you! I also intend to make some new pieces from scratch. The living room before above isn't too bad but the "free" non-mod couch clashing bothered me and the gallery wall hastily assembled without a lot of balance or context.
The first step was installing these "invisible shelves" I got for free from an artist's yard sale! These were literally on my "want", so fun to find exactly what you were looking for at an impossible to beat "price". These are perfect for me to re-arrange still lives when the whim suits me, for editorial photos and to stage an objects I'm selling in my Etsy shop "in the wild".
This is merely the beginning. I'd love to find a clean, modern, glass display case for all of my toys/collections to shine and/or maybe some more cube shelves to match two others in the same space. My eyes will be peeled! I'll continue to share progress on crafts I make and things I find to transform this space.
1) IKEA Expedit Unit
2) Flotaki Rug (a white shag rug would hide my cat's fur, ha!)
3) IKEA NYTTJA Frame - cheap, too. Always need these.
4) Take Your Turntable If I don't find a new record player I may sell my records.
5) Danish Modern Cado System from my DREAM list. Would love a mod display unit. Or 2. Or 3.
6) STOCKHOLM Glass Just want this thing. Someone amazing, come make it for me!
How do you revamp you space when you need a change? I try my best to re-arrange what I have on-hand and wait for the good stuff to "find" me when I'm out and about.