kitchen party

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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!

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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!
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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.

 

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).