wallpaper – part 1

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Our hall was still just rendered (a little) and left like this. But we wanted to paint the wood and we thought working with a lining paper – a thick and broad wallpaper which covers the edges of the wood and gives a smooth wall-like look.
The lining wallpaper made already a huge difference but we decided to go with a decor wallpaper as well (in the toilet and the hall).
I choose a nautic themed wallpaper for the toilet (for obvious reasons) and a more graphic one for the hall.
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The next step is to cover the electrical stuff under some nice refurbished wood… speaking of recycling wood: you’ll love what we did with some old wooden planks from our kitchen floor…

 

the nursery (wall)

Ok, so the baby-news hit us a little flat-fooded last summer. But after all it was not to late to rethink the layout of our attic and squeeze a (pretty big – about 20 square meters/200 square foot) nursery in.

Since our xmas getaway we could cross off a million things from the to-do-list. Martin had 3 (!!!) weeks off and he worked literally day and night to get things done! Together with my family (thank you mum, dad, cousin and best-brother-in-the-world) and our friends we managed to finish some of the most important tasks. I try to catch up with all those great achievements within the next few posts…

Let’s start with the nursery wall..

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Like in our extension we built it again from wood and (sound)insulated it with our favorit product when it comes to wall or ceiling insulation: wool!
Again we chose the wool from isolena, this time we needed a slightly thicker quality (which has more body to it and won’t colapse over the years within the wall).

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Compared to a picture of the attic a few month ago it’s an amazing difference! I like the attic now a lot more with two rooms (we also divided a small storage room from the rest) it feels bigger and well structured.
Finally my dad and Martin built in the old kitchen door we saved 2 years back at our deconstruction party. It took them half a day but I think it was totally worth it! The mix of old and new elements is what makes you feel at home and to be honest there are almost no affordable and beautiful new doors I could life with.
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As I’m getting more and more of a laborer due to my pregnancy I was in good company as Gustav was my buddy cleaning a little or cutting wool, playing … easy stuff …

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Sorry for the dog-photo-overload lately … a sneak peek of what will happend as soon as the baby is on board! 

 

 

xmas getaway

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Hello, and welcome to atreefor2 in 2015!
Hope you had a lovely holiday season. We had a great time and got a lot of important things done (keep you on track with those things in upcoming posts but for now I want to share our last roadtrip for the year 2014.
A few days before xmas we headed far west to our friends the Kaufmann family in beautiful Bezau to pick up some more wooden shingles which we’ll need for our nursery-shingle-wall project (soon to come!)
We packed our bags (and Gustav) and had a lovely and relaxing weekend in Vorarlberg.
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This time we even found the time to visit the Werkraum Bregenzerwald – a small showroom/museum/cafe where you can stroll around and get inspired by amazing design and craftsmanship from the region.
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Martin fell in love with a huuuuuge lounge sofa and I was amazed by this beautiful fireplace – what a great statement piece.
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We got this amazing felt swing from Anjas mum and I can’t wait to try it with our own baby!
In the meantime, Anja had fun on her own trying the baby-sledge.
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There was even time to get a much needed haircut! And although I’m always feeling kind of uncomfortable at hairdressers (they are my type of dentist) I was so happy with the outcome, I think he did a great job!
Later that afternoon we picked up the shingles at a small workshop where they handcraft each and every single shingle…
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All of the wooden shingles are split out of wooden trunks (they don’t cut the wood because if you split it it lasts much longer and is resistant against the harsh austrian weather conditions. A wooden exterior with splitted shingles lasts about 60 to 100 years!)
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With the punch press they get the typical beaver tail shape out of each of the rectangular splitted shingles.
We bougth 3 more bags full of shingles and I can’t wait to put them on our nursery wall… I guess it will be a lot of work but I hope it will turn out nice…