Sunday, 31 March 2013

A Deliciously Do-Nothing Day

That's what today was, a deserved brake from the back-breaking work of the past week.
We've ok'd it with the neighbours to work on a holiday (tomorrow), so we'll head over there in the morning, finish the underlay and get cracking on the wallpapering/painting.

Here a great little apartment, love how the mirrored cabinet 'disappears'.

More here:

Saturday, 30 March 2013

In With The New, Part 1

Put down about half of the underlay for the floorboards, they insulate, and isolate noise. So basically we could be tap dancing at two in the morning, (we won't), and the downstairs neighbours wouldn't hear a thing.
Not doing anything tomorrow, for a change, taking a well deserved brake from renovating and decorating. Back on Monday! Should be able to post some pictures of the lush new floorboard then.

Friday, 29 March 2013

Out With The Old

We ripped out the old flooring, which even had carpet underneath, ugh! Tomorrow the underlay plates go in, and by Monday we should be able to put down the new floor boards, yippee!

Here our progress from today:

The Move

So, here some pictures of the teeny tiny attic, I'll post some more when we're not running around like headless chickens!
Will spent the weekend ripping up the ukky flooring, and putting in the new.
My dad and his wife spent the whole day yesterday scraping off the old wallpaper, hours and hours of work, thank you so much!
Here you are:

Tuesday, 26 March 2013


So excited! Going to the teeny tiny attic today, to clean, and paint. Will post some pictures after!
Here something beautiful and yellow.



Happy Tuesday!

Almost there! Almost Moving-Day!

Happy Tuesday!

Monday, 25 March 2013

The Tiny House

We love love love this tiny house, and have been meaning to give a shout out about it for ages already. So here it goes.

This little place was already featured a while back by the likes of (we love). But with something this beautiful, wonderful, charming, and well, mini, it can't be talked about enough!
The designer and owner of this gem of a place is Jessica Helgerson, have a look at her site,

Have a look under 'Selected Projects' and read the amazing story of how this little house literally floated down river to its current location, and of all the different lives it has lived since it was built in the early 1940s.

Another great example of living large in a tiny place.

Friday, 22 March 2013

Now You See It, Now You Don't

Love this teeny tiny compact kitchen! (Miniki Kitchen)
Also available in yellow :)


"I simply do not have the time or patience for a larger house.”

"Still, my main reason for living in such a little home is nothing so grandiose as saving the world, nor so pragmatic as saving money. Truth be told, I simply do not have the time or patience for a larger house.” - Jay Shafer

Can't put it better. Here's Jays website, check out 'The Small House Book'.
You can also get it on PDF, Kindle, etc.

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Sentimental Stuff, Sentimentally Stuffed In A Box?

Sometimes letting go of things that have sentimental value can be so liberating. How many things from so-and-so do you really need? And what's the point, when those things live stored in a box?

Here a beautiful shot of a beautiful tiny house.

Back to packing. One week to Moving-Day!

Picture Via

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Living Large in a Tiny Space

Here's a great inspirational story of how a family of 4 downsized for real, and the advantages of their 3-year-tiny-house experience.
My hat's off to them, way to go!

Living Large in 400 Square Feet

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Happy Tuesday!

Words to live by.

Just sayin!

Happy Tuesday!

Via (Train Lyrics)


Organisation Inspiration!

Went a bit crazy here, loads of great blogs and sites for organising and storing things, especially useful when space is of the essence!


We love the Chez Larsson Blog, check it out! (via

Monday, 18 March 2013


We sold our living room furniture! Yippee! Onwards and upwards!

Here a neat idea, how to get some colour into a room: line or paint the inside of drawers, cupboards, wardrobes, etc. OK, so it's just an excuse for me to pin something YELLOW!

We are moving next week! Woooop!

Friday, 15 March 2013

Tick Tock to Moving-Day!

Packing and sorting, and hopefully selling.
I want to give so much away, need to see if a local charity shop will take the stuff.
It's all perfectly good stuff, I just don't want it anymore!

OK, back to the boxes for now... first a cup of tea me thinks.

Thursday, 14 March 2013

Less is More

Busy trying to sell our living room shelving, and TV. Lets hope we can shift them soon.

We love this article, great for tips and motivation to downsize. Less really is more!

Tips for Transitioning to a Tiny House (via tiny house blog)

Tips for Transitioning to a Tiny House

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Get rid of it!!

In light of moving into a teeny tiny attic in less than two weeks, here some words to live by:

(William Morris)

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Happy Tuesday!

Getting very exited now about our move - Thursday in two weeks is the big day.

DIY Rug? Check out this blog by Lydia Pudel, she really knows how to be creative. Her ideas are amazing, especially when it comes to salvaging, and getting things done on a shoe string. Her art is also very original. Have a look! (Lydia Pudel)

Happy Tuesday Everyone!

Monday, 11 March 2013

Very Pinteresting

We spent the last two days packing, and still throwing things away/donating/selling.
Had a thought today, why not sell the TV, Xbox, Wii, and really simplify things. That's what we'll be doing this week.

Found Alex Pino, tiny-house enthusiast, on Pinterest today. His boards are full of inspiration, and great ideas for beautiful tiny spaces! We love!
Also check him out on

Friday, 8 March 2013

More Mirrors

We are about to move into a teeny tiny attic apartment, 28 metres square, and we can't wait!
So while we count down the days to the move, we'll blog some pointers that we hope to use, to help make the most of the little space we'll have.

Mirrors are a great way to make a space look bigger, and it doesn't have to carry a 1980s theme.

Love this mirror, via

19 days to go!

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Very Pinteresting

Tiny apartment, food in the fridge, work. Keeping it simple.
Nuf said.

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

More Sliding Doors

This is quite clever too, from The Sliding Door Company.

We like the colour combo on this one too.

21days to Move-Day!! Packing packing packing...

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Dish Rack, and Espresso...

...just because!

We want to build something like this over our sink. The idea is you wash, let it dry, (while you go make yourself an espresso) and just leave it on there. No drying, stacking, tidying. Yes, OK!

Oh yes, and lets here it for Tuesdays; Mondays and Fridays always get a mention, so, here it is, HAPPY TUESDAY :) (espresso) (dish rack)

Monday, 4 March 2013

Beams, Shelves, Kitchens

Here's a great link to a stunning place! Not teeny tiny, but still going to take some pointers from it. Check it out!

22 days to our move, to our teeny tiny attic!

Friday, 1 March 2013

<3 Sliding Door With Print

We love this place, just about everything is right!
Inspiration for our sliding door.


Just Like Camping?

Our bed (well, mattress), is going to be above the kitchen/living room area. A bit like in this picture. I love how everything is white; in such a small space white is a safe bet.

The picture is via

Check it out, this is actually a house on wheels! <3

25 days to go! Yeah!