I just went to my first ever auction and picked up this bookcase for Bo’s new room (we’re moving soon, I’m sure I’ll have plenty to say about that later.)
Definitely well-loved and needs some TLC but I am so excited to fix it up. Mark and I refurbed my parents old dining table when we got our first house together and I really enjoyed it so I am looking forward to getting my hands on this tomorrow!
I paid £40 for it + commission but I had seen a kids bookcase at Ikea for £50 and this has so much more character, I just adore it and think it will look amazing and special once it is refinished.
I’ve also decided I’m going to upcycle EVERY piece of furniture I currently own…I get a bit overexcited sometimes.
Anyway, check back soon to see the progress
Hopefully I’ll get round to it a bit quicker than my pinterest project!!
I am a Germanist. I studied two languages at GCSE, continued with German at A-Level, studied German and linguistics at University, lived in Austria for a year, bought a VW Golf and now, you guessed it, I’m a German teacher.
It isn’t easy for us Germanists. Every time I tell somebody I study/teach German, I get a response like, ‘Oh…why?’ and most recently, “You’ll struggle to get a job teaching German.” Well, apparently they were right. But I can’t understand why people don’t value German as much as I do.
I love it. I don’t think I could succinctly write WHY I love German so much. I don’t think I even really KNOW why I love German so much. There is just something about the language and culture that I love.
But it seems that I’m not the only one who is intrigued/obsessed/interested in it. This week on BBC iPlayer there are at least 3 programmes about Germany. Rick Stein’s German bite, ‘Das Auto’ – a programme about Germany’s car industry and most interestingly to me, ‘Make Me a German’ presented by journalist Justin Rowlatt and his writer wife Bee.
So, over a year ago I pinned this picture on Pinterest.
This is a gorgeous design found here on Etsy. But I couldn’t quite bring myself to spend nearly £70 on it, so with the best of intentions I bought myself a couple of shadow boxes to craft the crap out of it.
Anyway…then my PGCE started and I almost forgot about all my craft things tucked away in the back room, but now summer is here I thought it would be the perfect time to give it a go.