paint party – the retake

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Ok, when we painted the walls for the first time I thought: this is it… a few more weeks and we are done…

well…

not really. there were some good and bad things inbetween and a lot more things to do. The harder we worked the more suffered our walls. So we gave them again some much needed love and another layer of farrow and balls beautiful strong white.
I invited my girlfriends over and with them we also invited auntie Vera and uncle David (Martins beautiful sister and her love) and they didn’t hesitate to come and give us a helping hand.
Like the last time I can highly recommend the farrow and ball paints they are easy to apply, great to work with and they don’t smell.

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Linda and I had been the supervisors of this paint party day…
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and we told everybody off to do the work they matched the best, like Anja who had the perfect height to paint the wall standing on the kitchencounter.
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Uli surprised us with a sweet homemade baby-package including some bathing oil and creme she made from her own bees wax. Thank you so much!
Linda (and I) are big fans of her new nurture line!
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built-in cupboard

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We try to use every tiny nook for storage in our treehouse. It’s a rather small house (at least for Austrian standards) and although we want try need to downsize and get rid of S T U F F we do need proper and smart storage solutions for the stuff we cant get rid off.
footnote: I really looking forward to life with less things… I apprecheate the movement of downsizing and living simple life. Where you are surounded with quality stuff or things you really love. Reward yourself with quality items rather than quantity… Do you know Melanie of a small life. she’s my downsizing hero… and I really love her shiny airstream.
Anyway we decided to use the space within the attic by building a cupboard on one side. We used the same system like we did in Lindas nursery. With sliding doors. As doors we reused old wooden window shutters from my parents house which where used 80 to 100 years ago within the old windows.
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Schorsch and Martin renovated and adapted them. As they have been folding shutters they braced them with wooden strips and sanded them while my mum painted them with a matte finish from farrow and ball (wevet in estate eggshell).

 

wallpaper DIY

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We successfully decorated the nursery wall with those beautiful wooden shingles but also for the other side of the wall we decided to go with a bold  wall decoration: a wallpaper.
I searched oline for the perfect match but couldn’t find anything I had in mind, so we decided to design our own wallpaper!
I scanned an old photo of my grandma which I really love (actually I really love both: my granny and the photo of her in this beautiful dress next to the first car my gradpa and she owned) and made a photo of the blank nursery wall in our attic. (Simply, to get an idea what it will look like) I roughly sketched the result on my computer and showed it to Martin and he loved it right away.

We decided to give it a try in real life and had it printed with a wallpaper printing company.
My mum is pretty experienced when it comes to mounting wallpapers and she did a great job with mounting the huge photo wallpaper as well.
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(no worries: the part far right where the wallpaper ends will be hidden in our built-in cupboard.)