Handmade! Or: Stash additions (TONS of pictures!)

Ausbeute Handmade 2014

Hi folks! πŸ˜€

Are you okay? I have been really busy last month, we still haven’t unpacked all of the boxes – since today, Philipp’s CDs and most of our DVDs (I never knew we had so many!) have found their place and it dawns on me that Continue reading


Almost there … (LOADS of pictures!)

Hello lovely people! πŸ˜€

One and a half weeks after the official move, we are almost there … The kitchen is almost finished (some plates and things have to be moved and the oven is not working properly), the bedroom is almost finished (my piano is missing and won’t be here until we’ve got everything sorted out), the “home office” is almost finished (Philipp hasn’t had an opportunity to put his books and everything there yet) and the living room …

It’s still a mess. πŸ˜‰

There are still loads of unpacked boxes, the couch will arrive mid-November (around my birthday!) and we neither have a dining room table nor a sideboard (were all the big plates from the kitchen have to be and the sweets, too.).

Soooo … Yeah.

I know that I have promised you photos of our new flat and I will show them here in this post. Please understand that I won’t take you on a “room tour” when everything is done – part of me wants to, because, well so many people do it, but my privacy is precious to me and so you’ll have to do with the occasional snippet that comes with photographing projects. πŸ˜‰

Shall we start?

The Kitchen!

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I always wanted to have a green wall and a stone-coloured floor. I don’t know why, I just like that colour combination. I have recently been told that everyone is painting their kitchen green these days, but yeah … If I like it, I don’t care. πŸ˜‰ Wanna see how green it really is?

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Yes. πŸ˜‰ This green. It’s a mixture of Zelda-green and Yoshi-green, by the way … The kitchen furniture is made of birch, so bright wood and we really love how it came together. πŸ™‚ When we went shopping for the laminate, I saw this and immediately declared that I wanted this and nothing else, because it really does look like stone. (My dad loved it as well).


The living room:

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I have had red walls before and since red is my favourite colour, I really liked the idea of having another red wall here … Philipp was surprisingly enthusiastic of having one coloured wall in each room and because this room is the largest and very bright, we decided that this was perfect. It’s very bright. but it doesn’t hurt the eyes so much; and we’ll have a few darker things in there as well (the couch, for example, which is chocolate-brown).

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This is the floor we selected for the living room, the “home office” and the little “hall” in our flat – I wanted something that looked at least a bit natural and was so, so happy when we found this!


The “Home Office”

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Or rather, “the place where I work on my dissertation, keep all my notebooks and KNITTING SUPPLIES and wool and our board games and everything. πŸ˜‰ This is a blueish gray on the wall and you don’t really notice it. Not such a good choice, but ah, well … πŸ˜‰


The bedroom:






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Natural colours! Over the years, I have come to love brown and when we were searching for a flat, one of the tenants had a lovely cappucino-coloured wall in her kitchen. We loved it and decided that we’d like that for our bedroom. It has turned out really beautiful and calm – there will be loads of wood colours mixed in there because our wardrobe doesn’t match my chest of drawers and my piano is still another shade of dark wood, but oh, well. πŸ˜‰ Our bed is white and the room doesn’t seem crammed (yet). πŸ˜‰

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This is the other floor we selected for the bedroom – the photo isn’t really good but this is more of a grayish brown, very beautiful. πŸ™‚

And lastΒ  but not least – the view from the bedroom window! πŸ˜€


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Of course the flat looks why better than that now. πŸ˜‰ As I said, most of the furniture is where it’s supposed to be, the hall looks almost cosy (also, because I already managed to fill one entire bookshelf and you can’t make yourself feel more at home any other way).

All the flooring and the wallpaper and the colouring and stuff has been done largerly by my dad and my granddad and my sister and Philipp and me, by the way … My mum also helped a lot with providing food and helping my dad out with flooring. It was absolutely amazing and I am more thankful for that than I can say. We still have to get used to living together but we both agree that it feels like it’s been months, not almost two weeks we’ve been living together – and that’s a good sign, I suppose. πŸ˜‰

I really want to sit down and relax for a couple of days, but the guys from the moving company accidently dropped an old little cupboard in my old kitchen, which tore two holes in the kitchen floor and this still isn’t sorted out … I have to hand in my exposΓ© (another version of it, that is) next week and have to do tons of work on it … When we wanted to clean the oven, it turned itself off a couple of times so we’ll have to do something about that as well …


But! The Handmade Convention will be in town next Saturday. And I intend to go shopping. πŸ˜‰


Have a lovely, lovely week my friends! Take care!

Julia πŸ˜€