The shelves are up! Waaah! They did take us a whole bank holiday to put together, but they're done and they seem level and secure. While we were on such a furniture assembly roll, we decided to put together our two new chairs from Ikea. They're actually for the hall, but we'll keep them in the living room until we've decorated the hall and got a new sofa for in here. The cool cat cushion on the chair belongs to Dulcie, a present from her Auntie Kerry. She keeps it in her tent usually but she gave us permission to use it on these chairs. It's nice to have it out on display - rare to find something loved by all three of us. The things on the shelves may or may not stay, we just shoved on a few random items tonight to give us an idea of how they might look in the end.
Our living room is feeling so grown-up and tidy and homely tonight, a far cry from its usual state. Graham has gone out to get us a well-earned bottle of wine and we're going to relax and watch a film before bed glorious bed. And Dulcie is staying with her granny tonight so I'll actually get some sleep. Well, it IS a bank holiday after all. Phew.