small achievements here and there

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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.
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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!?)
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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!)
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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!
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She doesn’t look very impressed – does she!?
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I’ll keep you updated on the next step our garden (and the house) is doing!

 

new crew member – welcome LINDA

 

Please welcome our new family member.
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When we started the renovation I would never ever thought that we are going move in the treehouse as a family of three (or four with Gustav).
But here we are…
I also thought that being a mum is probably a pretty good thing… but let me tell you IT IS AMAZING! Like really, really, really the best thing ever happend to us! (I know that sounds so tacky but it really is!) and (so far) it’s less work (and even more fun) than renovating an old house from scratch!
I can highly recommend it!
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So here she is: our little miss treehouse. Linda.
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(I love the picture on the right.. its our first familyportrait.. a few hours after Linda was born )
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I hope to keep up with blog posts because there are so many cool things happening in the treehouse right now (we are going to move in within the next month…) and around our little family that I’d love to share with you. so please stay tuned.

 

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I had to change my blog-post-schedule (ha! yes, unless you haven’t noticed I try to post every tuesday and thursday…more or less!)
A few days ago my neighbor Herbert gave me this old photograph of his house and our house. It was taken by his father-in-law 1965! I was searching for old photos of the treehouse for such a long time and at the point I almost forgot about this (there are 1 or 3 million other items on my to-do-list I struggle with at the moment!) my neighbor came like heaven send!
footnote: I try to get the negative from him to scan it in higher resolution but for now here’s the print he gave me!

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Look at the tree! HUGE! even though it was just 1965! such a beauty… ♥
Ok, enough tree-hugger love letters!
wish you all a great weekend! see you on tuesday!