So, if I thought I was existing day-to-day in my allowed-to-get-messy clothes and no make up before I moved, nothing prepared me for arriving in my semi-building site home. I settled into my room pretty quickly, a lot of it was just assembling things and tidying up. The insane amount of life-laundry I did whilst packing made everything so much easier. It was so liberating to get rid of so much detritus! One of the most labour-intensive projects for this room was the bed. I bought it off eBay, secondhand IKEA and originally black, but I could see its potential and decided to paint it a matte-ish white to mimic the Downton Abbey servant/hospital beds I adore. My fantastic desk lamp (and desk) were also IKEA, but that enormous, fantastic standing lamp was from Dunelm Mill for the measly sum of £20! I've already had several people ask me where it's from. Inadvertantly, the house is looking an unusual mix of industrial vs different eras of vintage. I think perhaps part of it is the undeniable white-wash everywhere along with the charcoal carpets. These two areas are the only two areas that are finished enough to show, there's still a few boxes lined up against the wall waiting to go to other areas of the house, or onto shelves. My next projects are flitting between the living room and kitchen, and waiting for my dad to bring his drill up at the weekend to fix the last few things and get some shelves up. Frustratingly, everything takes longer than you expect it, but the good news is that Tesco is bringing me a van laden with food tomorrow, so a well-stocked fridge might bring me back to a greater sense of normality.