kitchen party

ikea kitchen
moving chaos is over…
truth to be told: we still have heaps of stuff at my brothers (thank you George for your patience) and four boxes in our bedroom waiting to be unpacked… but at some point you don’t even see the moving boxes anymore… its like a cardboard furniture you just walk by. sad but true.
Anyway there are also fun parts with the moving part like unwrapping your beautiful ikea kitchen!

I think I’ve waited for this moment foreeeeever
or at least since we planned and assembled the kitchen. Removing the blue protection cover seemed like a party to me!
To put it with Cindy’s words: Girls just wanna have fun!

Somehow I was really used to the blue and it took me a few days to get used to our new white kitchen!
Now, after using it for the last 2 month (these photos where shot during our moving chaos) I wouldn’t change a thing!
Also our new kitchen explorer loves the drawers and I’m afraid the dishwasher is her favorit… let’s see if this fascination is still strong when she’s able to load and unload it.


living in a box

Well who said moving is easy?! But I never thought it could be that messy and chaotic.
First you have the feeling to remain in control of everything beeing really organized filling your “thematic boxes” like: kitchen, bathroom, clothes,… but in the end there’s just STUFF and you get those mixed boxes which are so hard to empty.
That’s where we are… half moved in (our apartment in vienna is already returned) living out of boxes.

It’s so much work but the good thing is it’s a chance to get rid of things you don’t need and to organize some departments in our lives new! yay!

Hope to keep you updated on a weekly basis… (one of my goals in my newly oranized blog department ;))


small achievements here and there

oh boy, the end is near!
At least the end of our apartment lease contract so a chaotic moving month is ahead of us.
Let me show you the small achievements we’ve been working on for the last couple of spring-weekends to add the last finishing touches to our dreamhome.. (because hands down… if you don’t do it BEFORE you move in it won’t be done for a looong time, right!?)

First and most importantly we got rid of this crazy, dirty, dusty work rug we had layed on our floor for surface protection.

We My supercrafty-cousin Robert installed beautiful Ikea Ranarp lamps above our kitchen and he installed the amazing 70ies shade in Lindas nursery I found on a fleamarket a few years ago. (how cute are those graphics!?)
I oiled the stairs with a black wood oil to make them slightly darker and compatible with the industrial look of the steel frame. (note to myself: never wear a white shirt while applying black oil… now some parts of my white shirt are also very compatible to the dark steel frame!)
My dad and Martin worked on some small bits and pieces and last finshing touches to install the slide! (yeah, baby!) and to get on with the garden planning and preparations for sowing gras seeds. All under Lindas supervisor eyes!
She doesn’t look very impressed – does she!?
I’ll keep you updated on the next step our garden (and the house) is doing!