summer update

Here’s a little update what happend in the treehouse the last few weeks while I was taking my construction-site-sick-leave.

We got a sundeck!
yeah!

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Although I couldn’t enjoy it as much as I wanted to (the few times I trudged myself to the treehouse I was just lying in the shade on the floor hoping for better times)
I really love it! It’s huge and the timber turned out perfectly (thermo-hardened pine)! Also the cherry-tree-shrub idea worked out really good!
I’ll write a detailed post about the sundeck soon.
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The boys (Martin, Codo, George and my brother Schorsch) did some hard night shifts to cover the ceiling with plywood.
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I also really like the result. It looks much calmer but you can still see the wood grain. We used cottonwood in 8mm. (Maybe we’d go with the 1cm thick panels next time around. Just because they are more stable.)
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For all of you wondering: We thought about putting some kind of reglet on the splices between the panels but we decided against it, because it looks light, easy and much cleaner like it is now.  Although we are covering the gap between wall and panels with some wooden reglets (it’s an old house after all and we got  m a s s i v e   gaps between the wall and the plywood panels!)
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Concrete floor in the making. With the rough finish after the first application and beneath the smooth semigloss finish.

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We got this beautiful concrete floor – Beton cire.
I tried to snap some photos while they worked on it but I was in my weakest condition and couldn’t report on it as much as I wanted to. Anyway we got the floor from the fantastic Arrea Design company and it turned out beautiful!
I also gonna cover all details about it in a post. (as soon as we uncovered the floor again – for now we try to protect it with some construction fleece.)

 

Last weekend Codo and I tiled the toilet and the storageroom. We used some granite tiles we found on Martins grandpa’s attic. We won’t win a design price for this but it is a hard-wearing floor with the most rewarding pattern for a cubby!fliese1
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It was my first time tiling. I was pretty exited and it was fun (thanks to Codo!)
I liked it but let’s put it that way: Tiling won’t be my new favorit hobby…

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Today I grouted the two rooms with my girl Kari, which was nice too. But I’m glad the two rooms are finished (floorwise) and finally we can leave the big garden toilet for a proper one in the house. (comes in handy if you are pregnant and need to pee every hour or less…)
Ok. So now you are updated (also on my toilet schedule – sorry for that!) and I hope I can show you some updates on our bathroom next week!

 

well well well

For those of you who are wondering…

no. we didn’t quit the blog.
no. we didn’t finish the reno of the treehouse without sharing it with you.
no. we didn’t sell the half-done-house and clear-out (to live now in a warm and sunny place).

Actually we had to rearrange some things in the treehouse layout over the last few months, because we are expecting our first baby in february!
I’m so sorry for the radiosilence on atreefor2 but I was not at all prepared to what awaited me on my first trimester-rollercoaster-ride (actually it was just a ride downwards to hit rock-bottom) where I struggled with a lot of health issues like nausea, a constant fatigue and tiredness and morning sickness (why call it morning sickness if it lasts all day long … for 8 weeks!?)
Fortunately I’m feeling much better now with a lot more energy which got us back on track with our renovation.
So please excuse our summer of silence, I’m looking forward to share a lot of our new projects (code word: nursery!) with you during the weeks to come.

keep in touch.

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Can’t wait to do a family portrait in the photobooth with all 4 of us!

 

vintage factory sale in Vienna

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Every month there’s a factory sale held by a vienna based Vintage store called “Designlichtblick”. I went there with Tinka and my brother Schorsch to have a look what nice things they got there.
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It’s a big old factory full of great stuff. The prices are reasonable. No steals but the stuff is in pretty good condition and the two very sympatic brothers running this business are always open to bargain.
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They travel Europe and search for great (mostly) mid-century pieces. Lots of danish Teak and millions of great lamps and chandeliers.
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Schorsch fell in love with this vintage Bang and Olufsen hi-fi system. And I fell in love with this small medicine cabinet (photo on the right which I scored for 20 bucks) and this old wooden side table.
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Schorsch and Tinka bought some of these 70ies hooks for the renovation of their hallway – 3 bucks each – quite a steal!