Friday, 3 May 2013

Getting Ready For The Floor Man

From the first time we saw the house we knew that all the floors were the original wooden planks from when the house was built in 1938 - and even though the were now very dark from many layers of varnish and many years of use, they were still in a very good condition and only needed sanding down to come back to life.

So the first tradesman we contacted was the local "floor-sander-man", D.B.F. Gulvservice. But before he could start, we had to prepare all the floors and take off any carpets and skirting boards.

My parents were here, and whilst my mum and I were working on taking down the old wallpaper in the bedrooms, my dad's most important job (under strict instructions from Lars, who was still in England at the time) was to get all the floors ready. So the night before, the only thing left to do was to take out the cooker and remove the carpet in the kitchen -only to find:

The top layer of carpet
One layer of vinyl
One layer of MDF
Another layer of vinyl
And yet another layer of MDF...

So instead of a ten minute job, my poor dad was on his hands and knees for 3 long hours...

But the result is fantasic - and here are a few photos to prove it :-)
Floors before

Floors after

Have a fantastic and hopefully sunny bank holiday weekend.

Gitte x

Sunday, 21 April 2013

The Big Move

After a very hectic and - sometimes - stressful few months (hence the lack of blogging...) the big move has finally happened. We have moved back to Denmark and even though it has to be said that it wasn't at all easy to say goodbye to all our wonderful friends back in England, I can safely say that we have had a good start.
We have now been here a few weeks, and have moved into a house that we have taken over from an elderly lady who have lived here for nearly 50 years - need I say more. It needs updating, decorating and - in a few cases - moving around, and I am really looking forward to sharing all changes we make and experiences we get along the way with all of you. Any feedback, comments and ideas you would like to share are very welcome so please feel free to leave them.
But to start where we started when we arrived just three weeks ago, I think it would only be appropriate to share the very first photos of the house before the Norgaard Family took over.
Some might say that the style is so retro that it is in again...
The front of our new Home

 The Living room
 The Dining room - note the hatch to the kitchen!
 The very small kitchen - note hatch again...
 One of the girls bedroom (the other one is so small we couldn't get a decent picture...)
                                 The Bathroom...                               - and the toilet

The Master Bedroom
 And finally the biggest room in the basement - "soon" to be my craft room
(currently full to the brim of unpacked boxes...)
- so until next time...
Gitte x