Saw this and had to think of out place; white walls, black beams, mirrors.
Mirrors really help to widen small spaces.
I think this is a hair saloon though, so that's where the comparison ends.
Well, today is Labour Day, and that's exactly what we'll be doing; labouring!
The white paint is making a huge difference. Good to see results!
The view from our tiny attic is transforming constantly. Blossoms are finally blooming!
Sooooo. We've been looking since forever for a sliding door, and we were looking into making one ourselves. But last Sunday I decided to check the 'second hand' online portal (eBay Kleinanzeigen), and just then someone had posted a door; sliding, glass, cheap, perfect!
So off we went to Mainz (about 60km away) yesterday, and bought our glass sliding door for the bathroom.
At €70, a bargain.
Here's a quick picture, and by Thursday we should get a chance to set it up, and I'll post some more pictures then!
Happy Tuesday to me, and you, and everyone!
So, we're not huge fans of skirting boards, but this is only a rental after all, so wall and floor are not as pristine as they would need to be, to have them meet flush.
Well, here's what we did, bought 3x2s (cm), sanded them down, painted them white, sanded them again, painted them again, and voila!, ready to use!
Makes a change to use skirting that's the same colour as the wall, not the floor.
Back to wallpapering. (Yes, we're still at that ;)
Etc etc etc.
That's the thing about an old house (circa 1902), even when it's refurbished and renovated (several times in the last 100 years), some things can't be moved/avoided; beams for example. Laying extra cables and fitting more plugs and light sockets becomes a difficult and time-consuming chore.
And we're still filling the cracks and holes.
And here's the thing about Germany; very strict 'no noise' periods; like between 12:30 to 13:30, and from 18:00 to 7 in the morning. Soooooo, no sanding, drilling, vacuuming, or loud bodily functions (ok, I made up that last one) and especially not on a Sunday.
Having said all that, our neighbours have been really patient.
But after 6 years of living in Spain, you can HEAR the silence here. And sometimes it too quiet.
Right, it's Saturday evening, almost 9pm, and we're getting ready for another round of wallpapering. Carpe Diem, and all that.
Just had to leave you with this view, it's quite distracting really, supposed to be wallpapering, but keep stopping to look out.
It feels like progress is slow, we were filling holes and cracks in walls for hours and hours. But finally started with the wallpaper. Didn't get too much done, will post some pictures tomorrow.
Almost almost almost done with the floor.
So wrecked, here a couple of pictures, and I'll post pictures of the finished product tomorrow.
Every single wall in the house is crooked, it's awful hard to get a straight line down, but we did it. Just a couple of hours work to go! Tomorrow.
28 square meters, 300 square foot, that's not a whole lot, so no extra room for clothes that don't actually get worn.
If I went through my clothes, and honestly analysed what I really wear/like, I would barely fill a suitcase.
Makes me think, I have a lot of throwing out (clothes bank!) to do.
Check it out: http://askannamoseley.com/2013/03/how-to-clean-out-your-closet-and-get-free-clothes/
Tomorrow the new floor goes in our teeny tiny attic!
Sunset over the Main River, view from the living room / kitchen windows.
Whoop! The underlay is all down! On Thursday we will put down the flooring. And then back to painting and wallpapering.
We had to take the bathroom door off and the front door off to get the underlay down. Also cut 2.5cm off the bottom of the front door, to allow room for the underlay and floor panels. Just took the bathroom door off for good, as we will be making a sliding door for the bathroom.
Of course, as soon as both the bathroom door and the front door where off, I was bursting to use the toilet! Murphys Law...