storage room with salvaged wood & our former kitchen backsplash

Do you remember? Back in summer 2013 when we got rid of our floor and all the sand underneath…

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I made my weight for the old kitchen floor. We rescued it in one piece and although Martin was not a big fan of keeping the huge piece of wooden planks he agreed.
Fast forward to 2015. Early this year Martin, my cousin Robert and his girlfriend Claudia helped us to use those beautiful wooden planks to cover our storage room in the attic with all the wood.
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After my dad took the floor apart we had 11 planks. Martin brushed and sanded them and I oiled them roughly with a slightly white tinted wood oil.
I used some cloth to do that and immediately whiped off the oil as soon as I brought it onto the wood (I just wanted the wood to be slightly white washed). Please be careful and read the instructions on the tin! If your oil is not 100% natural (olive or linseed) those cloth have to be stored in a bucket of water after use because they are flammable and combustible!
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Can you spot the difference? One of the planks had been installed without the oil treatment! The white-wash gives it a lighter look and preserve it from getting dark or yellowish.
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As we did tiles as a kitchen backsplash (just because we had so many spare tiles left from the bathroom) we thought of reuse one of the beautiful old salvaged windows as a balustrade next our new staircase.
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We built a frame again with the construction timber to fit one of the windows in… after a few adaptions (which my dad used to buoy up the spirits!) it fitted perfectly.
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The next day I painted the green side of the window white also to give it a lighter touch (the green paint was in a really bad state from all the sun and harsh weather conditions over the last 40 years!)
I love it when all the pieces come together. The house is completed more and more and all the salvaged pieces finally find their way into our project!

 

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!

 

birthday girl

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A few days ago I turned 33 and I got some pretty awesome things I want to share with you!
First of all a pair of cute 50ies diner chairs from Martins family (they are too cute: his mum is always on the hunt for some mid-century stuff for me! I think that’s the kind of mother-in-law the world needs! right!?). They are in a perfectly mint condition and I love the green and black combination! What do you think?

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And I got two of those awesome factory loft windows from my friends together with a most awesome wooden cabinet (not pictured – I’m going to do a full post on it as soon as possible).
We are planning to fill the windows with mirror panes and hang them as a full size mirror and we are thinking of building a slide door for our bathroom with the other one (still not sure about that).
So a few more things to come within the next few weeks.