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So C.V.T intents on moving out and I`m totally for it though my mum & dad seem to be against it because they think a girl should stay at home till awanikwa (gets married) lol. But in this case they shouldn’t use sentiment they should use reason. She is 27 and drives a good hour every night from work to home after 10 most days and the rest after 11pm. So only makes sense if she lives closer to her workplace.

We totally love She still does I have moved on MRPRICE and so have decided to do a mood board/idea board for her new place. I had to remind myself she aint me and this is just her first place and had to put a curb on the budget lol.

First thing first get a check list. Found one here.

cvt bedroom

Here the breakdown for the bedroom.

  1. Curtains –  R15o
    1. Ready made from Streetsheet. About 150 rands per panel. Love this idea from hotels. Get a nice Lace/Voile curtain with no linen and buy block out curtains. During the day only open the block out and the Lace is always closed. Way to go since lace/voile is cheap and u can easily change them.
  2. Headboard – R1300
    1. From MRPRICE HOME. Thou really she can make this. Tutorial of some of my favorites  here and and here that would save her a bit of cash. Especially something like this since she loves reading in bed. Nice and comfy. She can also buy four flat pillows like these one and tie them up on a rail and she has a nice headboard like in the picture.
  3. Side tables – R500 from mrprice home. Though she can get ones without draws for less.
  4. Duvets – R150 – Pink or just plain white to soften up the dark furniture. Though she can buy the furniture in white since she aint lazy like me and have to clean the white frequently.
  5. Mirror – R100 from game. Should buy an extra huge one for a full length mirror.
  6. Chest of draws – R1000 – bit steep yes but combined with 5& 6 makes a nice dressing table. Key here is storage since we hardly every sit down on actual dressing table to put on make up.
  7. Blanket storage/storage bench – R1800. Lifetime investment. Nice to have though she doesn’t have to buy it unless she can afford it. Can be used to store extra blankets, winter clothes etc and can be dragged to the living room for additional sitting if required.
  8. A DIY project for her jewelery and she could actually have as 3times as much as in the picture. Tutorial here. Think will try this for myself.
  9. Lamps – R70 – R170 from mrprice. Depending on her style she can should wooden or glass or metal. I like these hey.
  10. Rugs – R70 from mrprice. Needs about 3 for either side of the bed.
  11. wall art -R40 from sheetstreet.

Stay tuned for part 2.


I had since promised my bedroom mood board and here it is.

My carpet is detailed I mean it has pattern lol. So I will try to keep everything else quite simple especially the big items that will sort of torn down the ‘design’ on the wall to wall carpeting.

1. I love these table lamps form Additions Direct. The only thing that has stopped me from buying them is that I fear they might break while being shipped here.

2. The mirrors. You know I love the whole idea of mirrors behind lamp. I have two options no frame (very affordable) with stencil design or framed mirrors from Game issue is they are quite price but they will be easiest option. Will pick them up and just hang them no drilling needed unlike the frameless one which are for the price if two huge ones I can only by one small framed one, yet I want the huge one.

3. Wall paper. To be the feature wall behind the bed. Will try to use akara (Zambia clothe) instead of it. DH bought it off one lady in his office. If it doesn’t work out will remove it.

4. Four picture frames. Just haven’t decided on the colour, cream, white, gold or brown. Wasn’t thinking of putting any actual pictures thou not sure what as of now.

5. Plain shiny chocolate curtains or the curtains in my living room and will replace those.

6. Two black and chrome floor lamps already on their way to Lagos. One will definitely be behind the chaise chair. The other somewhere in the room.

7. Chaise chair – drama behind this ooh. Had ordered one and was to be delivered before Easter and the they postponed. After Easter they postponed and I decided enough is enough these guys are charging me store prices won’t take it so requested for my refund. I did manage to order it again close to my house. Delivery next week.

8. The two square cushions will be on B on the chaise.

9. Then these two will be on A.

10. Rug on its way to Lagos 🙂

Hello my darlings. Sorry I hadn`t written in a while. Was I busy? Not really. You might have realised that I get bored easily and this is one constant thing I promised myself to keep on doing. So don`t you fret. More will come at least twice a week. Excuse number one for  not writing sooner.  I have about three weeks to go to Cairo and I needed to look for and order clothes to wear. It’s a muslim country and best not to show too much booty and my clothes were tight before now they are really tight. I managed to get nearly what I want from La Redoute . Should get them in about two weeks time. I hope.

Now to the idea board. Remember Victim Number 1 well she sent me more photos of the finished room and it really does look the same as before. So decided to do a custom mood board for her.

Neat hey . I`m so pleased.

Item 1. is inspiration for the display unit.

Item 2 3 & 4 are for the plain wall.

Item 5 to 8 are inspired from 1 and to be used on the display unit

Item 9 and 10 for the hallway table. 10 is high-end staff. 9 is reasonably priced.

item 11 is the wall feature three clocks with three different time zones.

item 12 to 15 scatter cushion covers.

Tomorrow will post my cairo clothing mood board.


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