Before and after

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From our Swedish home! I love this area with the original fireplace even though it went thru a big facelift and we got great storage with doors and handles that match the kitchen. And very special to me -my grandma’s chair that I got reupholstered (omklädd).

Now over to before:

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Hard to see in the picture but the ceiling was very low. Did I keep anything? Yes I did! The tile floor and the inside of the fireplace.

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Work in progress.

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Details -Brass candle holder and candles from HilkeInDesign and vase from Iems in Jönköping.

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I’m so happy we could open up the ceiling, expose the beam (that now is stained/betsadand add spotlights!

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Hope you like to see some before and after pics!

Kram//Xx Cissi

Bathroom before and after

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This bathroom is almost complete!! On the to do list -a bigger mirror, handles, molding around the door and some more painting. I’m beyond happy about the result!!

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Here – before pictures:

 

It’s kind of an award space as you can see, you can’t be too tall, but I fell in love with the beams and saw the potential. There where pipes under the ledge, and I remember the day my contractor called me with good news, that they where able to get rid of those and get new ones under the floor. That made a huge difference. I will give you some more details another day!

Bathroom before and after

Before, not really my style :)

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We decided to use a smaller window and add a shower in here.

After: (I forgot my good camera in the Småland house… oh well…)

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Cabinet// Falerumskök   Cement top// Made of Jens our builder   Sink// Villeroy&Boch  Marble floor// Kolmårdsmarmor  Hexagon tile// Megakakel i Linköping   Light// LampeGras  Faucet// Tapwell   Handles// BusterAndPunch Mirror// hmm could be from Esq in Linköping…

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It’s not a big bathroom, so these glass doors works great. The shower is from Tapwell. The drain (from Unidrain) is missing a piece of the marble, it will almost be invisible when that piece is installed.

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Details! I use a Mateus coffee cup as a vase. I love the bubble design, but it feels like the bubbles are poking your lip when you are drinking from it :). The towel is an old favorite from Missoni. Hooks from ‘Granit’ I think, and the zebra is from Jonathan Adler.

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Two of the walls are painted with lime paint/kalkfärg -Jotun vallmofrö (NCS S4502-Y), a warm greige color. The walls are also sealed because it’s a bathroom.

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Couldn’t be happier about the result!! And did you see the lovely view from here on my Instagram @cissifranzen?

One thing I like to do when I design and plan, is to repeat some colors, and details in more then one room. For example this bathroom and the kitchen has the same paint colors, handles, faucet and even the wall light is the same. And the green marble floor we also have in the foyer. I think it gives a calm feeling, and also it helps a lot when you pick out all the new stuff. That’s not the easiest, there is so much beautiful things to choose from!!

 

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!

 

 

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.

 

 

The kitchen before & after

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The house is finally all done!!

I’m so happy about that, but I’m mad at the weather. I was planning to take photos yesterday, but it was so dark. And today it’s even worse and rainy!! But I did my best.

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And this is pictures from before:

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The wall is now gone between the kitchen and the old dining room. That made the kitchen much bigger plus I made a mud hall (groventre) instead of keeping the dining room.

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More to come!!

The house will be on the market tomorrow!

 

 

Before and after

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I’m super happy how the guesthouse turned out. I first had another layout for the kitchen, but my contractor thought we should save some $$ here, so we decided to keep stove and sink at the same place as before. The kitchen is still not 100% done though. I need to buy two bar stools and a shelf or two, to install between the windows. The knobs are finally up but I don’t have any picture of that. Dear Lina “my assistant” (my brother’s girlfriend) please send me pictures :) I also know the painter came right after we left to finish up.

 

 

Renovation update

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Before (Bedroom 1)

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And after.

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Before (Bedroom 2)

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And after. The new black windows will be installed sometimes in the fall.

The renovation in the main house is going so slow and our plan to move in there before we go back to the States, well, that is not happening :(
But today the floor guy finally showed up and stained (golven är lutade) the bedroom floors. I’m not sure if he’s all done, it might be one more coat with a sealer. I’m very happy with the result, I think the mix of the wall colors and the floor color are calm and peaceful!

 

Darlington update

O N E  M O R E  D A Y

and my renovation is done!!

H E L L O

Here is the basement

Before…

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…and after!

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All the beams and this great fireplace and brick floor were here before the renovation started and that was a big reason why I bought this house. So charming!! I think :)

Tomorrow afternoon I really think we can put up the “For Sale” sign!! Yeah!!

Xx Cissi

Darlington update

Living room

Before…

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…and after!

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There were carpet in this living room, vinyl in the kitchen and some laminate in the dining room. I ripped all that out and put new hardwood floors in. After that we sanded and stained all floors and now you can’t tell which hardwood that is old or new!

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Lots of more pictures of the house will come the next days.

Tuesday is THE DAY I will list the house. Finally :) Tomorrow me and most of the people in this country will celebrate Thanksgiving. I guess I will be extra thankful that the house is finally done, and I’m really happy with how it turned out!!

Xx Cissi