The new kitchen is almost done

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We are slowly moving in to the main house. It’s not styled, not all done, still very empty, but we are getting there! I’m beyond happy about our new kitchen! (And I feel it deserves better pictures, but I was in a rush).

What a productive day. Started with a meeting with our contractor. After that I went into town (Linkoping) by myself, and in two hours I bought pots, pans, coffee maker, knifes and other things you can’t live without in a kitchen! I found showers for a bathroom and a faucet for the laundry, I picked up carpet samples, did some speed shopping at my favorite interior design store Esq, and picked out tile for a bathroom. I knew what I was looking for, and it happened to be right inside the door. That decision took me about 10 seconds, haha, they told me that was a record :)

In the afternoon we left our new house and drove to our other house in Smaland. It feels so nice and relaxing to be here where everything is done! The kids were also happy to see their toys and Eddie-Bo ran from the car to the sports court and started to play street hockey!

While the kids played my amazing mother in law came over, and gave me reflexology, how nice?! And it was well needed for my achy feet, I haven’t been still since… Miami I think :)

Family room -Before & After

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The family room in my renovation house is so cozy, my favorite room except for the kitchen. Lots of new fresh paint, the floors (like everywhere) got sandblasted and stained and new black hardware.  I also got rid of the wood blinds to get a more modern look and also to let the light in!

Wall color// SW7669  I see on the pictures the grey looks a little green tone, but it’s not. All white// Bright white. The chimney is painted in bright white as well, but with some special paint made for fireplaces.

Before picture:

 

I liked their custom made rug, I decided to keep that one!

Have a wonderful weekend!!

 

 

 

Powder room – Before & After

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Vanity// Fairmont Acacia   Faucet// Grohe  (both from Advanced Plumbing)   Mirror// Unison    Towel// Missoni     Floor tile// Home Depot    Walls and trim// Bright White   Light Bulb// Ikea   Wall light// hmm some online store, but two other light I ordered came with two dents plus a very long delivery time, so I don’t want to recommend that company anyway!

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Soap// Lothantique (I buy them at Mills)   Old coffee cup// Anthropology -A perfect fit for the little cactus!

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Mini plate// West Elm

And this was the powder room before the renovation:

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I got some bad news Sunday morning, my buyer pulled the offer… So the house is back on the market. I thought everything was good and all set, but nope they change their mind. I’m most upset that we missed two Sundays that we could have had open house.

Well I’m sure a new lucky buyer will come soon!

 

 

Basement – Before & After

 

Before…

….and after!!

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In this area we changed the floor plan. Got rid of a closet to the left, moved the big pipe, moved the door to the toilet and added a laundry room (that you see all the way in there).

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Toilet// Toto  Mirror// Ikea   Walls// SW7669 Summit Gray, and the old retro sink I decided to keep. Dark grey tile from Virginia Tile. All trim// Bright white

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Walls// SW7648 Big Chill

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I reused some of the old kitchen cabinets for the laundry room. Counter top, knobs, sink and faucet all from Ikea. Walls// same as the bathroom SW Big Chill. Let me know if you want the info about the vinyl floor or carpet.

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I don’t miss the green walls and petrol carpet here :)

I need to take more and new pictures of the rest of the house. I don’t know what I did that day (except that i’m blaming the weather and it was dark… hehe, but all pictures are a little blurry… don’t like that!

Kram//Xx Cissi

Something old, Something new!

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I just love my old books, that I bought for $20 at my renovation house, the day they had estate sale. Now when I staged the house I brought them back to the very same shelfs. The brass decor star/thing is new from Target. It’s always a good idea to mix new and old things!

Yesterday was so awesome and so much fun with a pool party. Today- office day. A big pile of paper that needed to get organized and bills to pay. Not so awesome and no fun at all!! But at least a great feeling when you are done :)

Now time for The Kardashian’s. Hubby thinks I should watch something more educational than that, hehe! Oh well, I think it’s very entertaining and I can just relax while watching that show, sometimes that’s what you need, right!

Kram//Xx Cissi

 

Mud hall- Before & After

Before – The old dining room:

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After – A mud hall (grov-ingång):

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I found this piece of furniture at West Elm. The baskets are from Home Goods. Pillow and bag, oldies from my house!

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Coat & shoe rack and wardrobe// Ikea

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We moved the previous door from the kitchen and instead we took some space from the garage to build a new entryway.