This is most likely going to be the last (or at least next-to-last) post about The Big Switch - almost everything is done now, with a few decisions left to make for me and some last bits to move around.
Part V ended with Saturday and my intention to restock the living room cabinets/sideboards on the Sunday, and that is what I did.
Also, I set up the lamps that we had bought at IKEA on Saturday, and I dug out the wall clock we used to have in the living room years ago, before Steve gave the room its former makeover and it didn't fit the colour scheme anymore. Now, it couldn't fit it any better!
But see for yourself; this is Sunday:
The Third Room was beginning to look like its usual self again:
The living room cabinets/sideboards now face each other, instead of sitting next to each other along one wall. I am not yet happy about the TV and the rather ugly little table it sits on (a hand-me-down from my family); also, this is probably not going to be its final place. Right in front of the radiator is not a good idea, but until I have made my decision, it will sit there and can be easily moved later. And only then am I going to hide the cables behind the skirting board.
The colour scheme for this room is all in this vase, a 1950s piece I inherited from my grandmother:
Setting up the lamps, I was so pleased with my choice! I had been advised against grey lamps; the person saying that was of the opinion that the room would be too grey altogether then, but I knew what I wanted and think they look good and match the room in general very well:
On Monday, I didn't do anything involving my new (or old) rooms; I worked, had a doctor's appointment, worked some more and went to the gym.
Coming into the kitchen on Tuesday morning, I thought I'm still asleep and must be dreaming, because this is what I saw:
Thankfully, the snow didn't last. I went to the office as usual on a Tuesday, and by Wednesday, the world looked more to my liking again:
That evening, a friend I had not seen in a few years came to see me. She brought a large bar of chocolate (she knows me!) and a bunch of pale pink roses. I think pale pink looks very beautiful in front of the grey wallpaper in the living room:
Thursday morning, it snowed again, but I was already on my way to work and didn't take a picture. Just take my word for it - the snowflakes were HUGE and rather wet; they looked as if artificially made for a theatre production or a film!
Again, the snow did not last, and it was sunny again by late afternoon.
On Friday, I had my new settee delivered:
We set it up together last night - it was not at all complicated, all the necessary pieces were there, and I genuinely enjoyed it. If you ever buy anything from IKEA that needs putting together and you don't feel like doing it, call me!