↑ After / Before ↓
I should first start explaining that title which seems more a joke than a proper name. Do you remember how back on Spring we changed our living room storage buying the cute white wallpapered bookshelves with doors? That post was called Part I with a purpose, we already had in mind that we didn’t want to stop at the bookshelves but also wished to change a little bit the too plain space next to them.
For years I’ve been silently (or well, Dani would say not so silently with him) stalking the Swedish String shelves in my Pinterest. It looked as the best opportunity to finally get a String and since the space was little a “pocket” version was enough – good also for our pockets, I guess the name is after that? ha!
Another decoration idea I had in mind was using cute cups as plant pots for cactus and succulents somewhere in our home, so I thought they could look super nice in our new shelf and we planned a visit to our favorite (& best looking) garden center in Barcelona: Hivernacle.
Our cousin Elena was so kind as to join us in today’s cactus searching and shelf decorating adventure. Want to join our gang?
Installing a String is quite straightforward, you should start fixing one of the sides in the wall and then calculate the other one accordingly; it helps using one of the shelves. The color is a lilac pink, which was a little surprising, I thought it would be more chewing gum pink but I think it is nice anyways!
Once we got back from the garden center the fun began at home, we laid everything in our dining room table (don’t worry I cleaned thoroughly afterwards!) and started transplanting the cactus.
We are happy with our new space: cactus, cute cups, a cat print and Piri’s crane to send daily good vibes to our favorite doggie. And… can’t finish this post without sharing with you the sweet doodle Elena made to remember this fun day together! Thanks girl! ♥