(in absence of champagne we made our own wine-labels for the occasion)
For those of you whom I haven't yet bothered with details of our house-huntinh, we bought this 100-year old farmhouse:
|I still have no idea how we managed to buy something this cute.|
I hope you can forgive me for the fact that crafting has been simply impossible in the last few days ( well, except for those wine-bottles, that is!) but I have something much better: the remodeling of our living room ( or well, what we have managed to do in the last 24 hours, but we managed to do quite a lot!)
We started with this sixties-galore.
|You can run, but you can't hide, Joost!|
I started by making a tiny change, which was removing these horrible -velvet- curtains.
|Ah, Goodbye wooden panelling!!|
|Nostalgia... (and a butt-photobomb! photobutt? )|
after that we came to the best part of the project; removing the lowered ceiling. I was so anxious to see what was behind that utterly ugly ceiling! We began by removing the white softboard panels, and saw... more ceiling ;)
|cool, but not entirely what I had in mind...|
|what is behind that ceiling?!|
|ooh, old wooden beams!!|
|even that paint job on the ceiling is probably from around 1910..|
Although some nutter had drilled some unfortunate holes in some of the beams, and the electrity over there is a complete chaos, I am thrilled with that ceiling. And our ceiling is at least 20 cm higher now! i can;t wait to restore and paint it all.
Meanwhile at checkpoint dad...
|the old wooden floor we bought for 175 euros!|
My dad started sanding all the wooden floor while I made the underfloor ready. Then, while my mom started gardening, we began laying the floor.
|I knowI'm going to paint it, but I kinda like that wall as is...|
|It's beginning to look quite pretty....|
|'ello, new home!!|
How do you like our progress.. so far, so good..... or complete mistake to demolish those remains from the sixties?