new years resolution: keeping it tidy

We started the new year and the new site season with some cleaning and reorganization at the house. Martin (aka Adrian Monk) is a true beliver of organization and tidiness. And I think its contagious. I really fell for this idea as well. A tidy and organized workspace is so much more fun to work in/with. So my new resolution for 2014 will be: try to keep everything clean and organized (at least as clean as a site can be).
We reorganized our wooden panels and tools to finish our walls in the extension.
And finally removed all the plastic cover sheets and tapes which protected the wooden window frames during construction and wall rendering for the last few month. We used a TESA masking tape, which I can highly recommend. It didnt left stains on the wooden frames and was easy to remove.
Unfortunately I found a small but deep dent in the wood! oh noooooooo!
It’s directly at (my)eye level on the most used door (I assume thats why it’s there! all of the construction pieces and tools were brought into the house through this door) But I think I’ll try to repair it with wood filler. (hope it will turn out fine and I’m not making it worse!)
He’s keeping the spirits up! ♥
Take a look at our “naked” attic walls; now they are already plastered, I’ll share the photos in my next post.
I was proud as punch and happy as a lark to release the window from it’s covering sheets!
It felt really good to start the year with a white and tidy canvas!


bathroom inspiration

As you all might noticed in the last post. The walls in our main living floor are rendered and white and you can get the idea of having a beautiful livingroom and kitchen area in there!

So every once in a while I find myself thinking dreaming of something called: INTERIOR DESIGN!
yeah! I guess we left the all-dusty-hair-stage behind .(NOT! … but I girl can dream, right!?)

Lately, I’m thinking a lot how the rooms are going to look and I’m constantly working on moodboards for the rooms. I’m going to share some of my moodboards with y’all during the next few weeks.
Today it’s time for the moodboard of our (future) bathroom.

We ordered beautiful cement tiles (a dream came true!) in a graphic pattern (3). I love the wide range and intensity of colors you can get with the different patterns of those beautiful tiles but I was afraid of putting to much color in this tiny room… so we decided to go for a calm color scheme (white, grey & black) but with the twist of a vivid graphic pattern.

With the house (which came fully furnished) we bought this beautiful old washing table (1), all marble and iron. (I’m going to tell you what we are going to do with it in another detailed post!)
And for the walls we chose beveled subway tiles in white (2) – I know – pretty lame/not really groundbreaking classic – but I wanted them for so long! They are so hard to get in Austria (it seems that all of the people in this country are searching for tiles the bigger the better… and I was the only one wanting these classic subway tiles!) Therefore I’m really glad we found them at a reasonable price – the first quotations have been around 100$ per square meter! (now we found them for less than 20$/sqm!)

what do you think?


(almost) bright white walls

We had some professionals over at the treehouse who rendered the walls first roughly and in several steps they’ve spackled, sanded, plastered and grouted the walls. And they did an incredible job!
After our ACC block experience we thought it might be best to do some outsourcing of works we suck at (to people who do things like that for a living, in no time and amazing quality…)
And I think it paid off.
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Do you remember? That’s what the walls looked like a few weeks ago.
(I’m sorry the photos are all from different angles but I think you get the idea!)
The bathroom is just done a few centimeters from the top down, because we are going to tile the walls anyway at the bottom.
The only wall that we kept like it was with all the different layers of paint.