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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Paint Party

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Last weekend I’ve invited some of my dearest girlfriends over and we had a little painting party. Nothing fancy just a casual get together, eating delicious sweets and by the way painting the treehouse interior walls.
Thank you Ladies for spending mothers day with(out our mums but with) me instead at the treehouse.
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First of all we prepared everything: we (Uli, miss ladybird and I) taped the windowframes with masking tape (I can highly recommend the pink, blue or yellow tape from Tesa) while Martin and Kari clean brushed the ceiling (Do you remember this!? and there was STILL a lot of dirt left between the planks..) It was a mess but the two worked their way through this unrewarding task!
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Miss ladybird showed fullest physical play masking the frames!
And because we ran out of ladders she built herself a little ACC block step.
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I was exited to see the first drops of color and to finally try it not just with sample paints.
We went for strong white (No. 2001) from Farrow&Ball – the estate emulsion.
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You could see right after the first few brush strokes that the paint was perfect!
The result was amazing: the walls have such a soft and almost velvet look and feel. (I’ll post some proper after photos next week as soon as I got the chance to see/photograph everything in daylight). Farrow & Ball paints are pricy but in my opinion they are totally worth it! I ordered two 5 liter buckets but we needed just 1,5 buckets (approx. 7l!). We didn’t even use primer first so that’s an amazing high coverage result!
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After we painted the whole house in strong white miss ladybird and I painted one last wall in the bathroom chappel green.
It was almost dark outside and it looked pretty intense … I guess I have to see the result of it at normal daylight to get an idea if it’s too dark or if it’s just fine.
But I like the tint of chappell green a lot because it will look green or blue depending on the colors you combine it with…

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By the way…
I wanted to thank Uta for her beautiful post about our treewindow!
Danke meine Liebe! Take a look at her blog she’s a crafty lady and does amazing things!

 

 

 

more sample painting

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Ok, I guess my new hobby are sample paints…
I ordered 3 paint-plaster-samples for our facade a few weeks ago because we had a hard time deciding on the color of the house from a 2 by 4 cm “big” color snippet from the color scheme. We couldn’t go for the really dark colors we initially wanted, because there’s a much likely chance of cracks from jumpy differences between the warm/cold on the facade. (it’s just a problem with those insulated facades) But we also didn’t wanted to have a muddy plinth on our new white house… so we thought about adding some darker color to the base. Pretty fast we decided to go with a blue base.

The great thing about the samples was that they already had the real structure of the finished wall so you could easily imagine how it could look on your house.

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We decided to go with sample version no. 2!
I like the classic greenblueish touch of it.
And let me just tell you: Yesterday I saw it on our facade for the first time and it looked amazing! I love it! In the sunshine it looks a bit more blue almost like version no.1 but in the shadow it develops a more sophisticated darker look.
Show you the pictures of the finished exterior next week. Have a great weekend!