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Jun. 18th, 2010

Adopt one today!

Oh look! It's starting to crack! ^____^


Taking a quick break. I'm determined to finish up the room next door to my office. I want to rent the room out to boarders - mostly itinerant mechanics, workmen, craftsmen; you know, those who travel from job to job, always in another city or construction site. Most of them come from Poland or Slovakia or other Eastern countries, and usually only stay the week - Sunday night to Friday morning.

I've added a second bed to the room, and am just now putting together the 'catering' area. A small fridge, a microwave, a coffee-maker and a hot-water maker. Just finished putting together the cabinet (from IKEA, of course) where there will be dishes and glasses and cutlery for the guys. Now I have to wait until the 'feet' that I'm glueing onto the cabinet are dry - or rather, the super glue itself. :) Then I can put it all together.

Then I'll screw together the small bedside cabinet, plug in all the lamps, put some nice covers on the beds and make photos. :)

There's a small bathroom attached to the room, so they'll be mostly self-sufficient. The only thing missing - which I'll probably pick up next month - is a small TV with satellite connection. Then the room is set to be rented out.

Oh, if any of you ever need a place to stay... ;P


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Jun. 19th, 2010 07:02 am (UTC)
Ooooh, projects! Fun stuff.
Right now I'm running a hostile take-over of my garden from the army of weeds...

I'll keep it in mind =P
Jun. 19th, 2010 09:25 am (UTC)
Finished the bedside-cabinet, then stopped for the night. Have to vaccuum the room now, put nice coverings on the beds and then take piccies... :)

I got new plants today! Have to at least unpack them, so they can breathe. Then see whether we manage a rain-free day or two when I can dig them in.
Jun. 19th, 2010 10:14 am (UTC)
Excellent. DIY projects are so great. Nothing makes me feel as accomplished as fixing something myself and putting it to use. Especially the everyday stuff like my car or furniture.
Jun. 19th, 2010 10:23 am (UTC)
It's why I like IKEA so much. I'd say that 90 % of the furniture in this house is IKEA. And most of it I put together myself. Only the kitchen and stuff that we'd bought when we moved into this house was done by handymen - I was so busy with the move, I didn't feel like taking on the task of doing furniture on top of that. Besides, that's what I paid the guys for. But since then, any additional IKEA furniture has been done by me.

I also enjoyed re-painting my office (still have to do the second wall), especially since the color that I used is really easy to paint with - almost no drips and it covers really well - so it was actually fun. :)
Jun. 19th, 2010 10:37 am (UTC)
Outstanding, another IKEA lover. They're stuff is just so fun and easy. Half my house is IKEA.

I have one room in my house that I paint almost once every two months, it's the only room I've painted in this house and I love to paint it a new color so much that I keep less furniture in there and whenever I just suddenly decide I want a new color to look at, I do it. I've done baby blue, sage green, red, strawberry pink, and cerulean so far. The baby blue and sage were two walls blue and three walls sage and the strawberry pink and cerulean were two walls pink three walls cerulean. The red I did and then would randomly paint henna designs on the walls in black or grey when I was bored. I have a photo of that before I painted over it somewhere around here >.>
Jun. 19th, 2010 10:46 am (UTC)
I grew up with IKEA. Still remember when the first store opened here in Munich in 1974. Loved going there!

And of course, when my family slowly drifted back to Germany, we started buying our furniture at IKEA - it was cheap, it was hip, it was comfortable and convenient. So I'm a real IKEA person. :) I even love the food! :)

I just started experimenting with color. We Germans tend to be very conservative - so everything is usually white. But when we bought the house, I had the kitchen and dining room painted in a very light vanilla color, and the bedroom and living room in a *very* light salmon. Cilli's room is also yellow and orange, though she wants it changed to pink (baby pink - go figure) when she comes back. We'll see whether she still wants that by then...

I'm currently contemplating coloring part of my hallway lavender. I feel that I need more color around me. Unfortunately, I have a *lot* of furniture, so that's a bit of a deterrent. :)

Red with henna designs? I'd love to see that!
Jun. 19th, 2010 10:58 am (UTC)
IKEA food is awesome, no way around it. It's all unique and quirky stuff with the food and yummy.

Ooooh. Vanilla. Usually anything resembling white I won't do, but that sounds... warm. I like it. Maybe the next color for my wall-of a-different-color project-thing Lol.

The bedroom was pink when I moved in here, that was the first thing to go Lol.

I'll see if I can find it. Might actually still be milling around on a memory card or something, don't remember.
Jun. 19th, 2010 11:02 am (UTC)
Even when I'm on a diet, I'll go eat there, when I'm in the store. Can't resist...

I didn't want white, and I think the vanilla kind of offsets the light colored wood furniture and floor really well.

The bathroom is a very strong salmon color - but since it's all built in, I can't change it at the moment. That would be too expensive. One day though... I can already see it in blues and aquas and turquoises...
Jun. 20th, 2010 01:17 am (UTC)
Oh man... I think it would freak me out to try to rent a room to somebody I didn't know. Have you done it before? Is it hard to get used to? O_O
Jun. 20th, 2010 10:59 am (UTC)
I actually *have* a renter - downstairs. But he's a permanent one - at least at the moment.

You get used to it. I rarely see him, and when I do, we have a quick talk, sometimes even share a cup of coffee. He's often away for longer periods of time. And I get to abuse him as a cat-sitter... because he loves the cats, too.
Jun. 22nd, 2010 12:25 am (UTC)
I think if it was in a totally separate part of the house, that was locked away from MY part... I could deal with it. But just a room? Where they didn't have their own entrance? I don't think I could get used to the idea of 'constant company'. O_o
Jun. 22nd, 2010 07:58 am (UTC)
Well, they do have a seperate entrance, so they're not traipsing through the entire house. And theoretically I could close off that back part, but Cilli has her room there, too, so that's not quite workable.

Remember, we've had AuPairs in the house ever since Cilli was like... four? So I'm used to 'strange' company. :)
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