Eco house

Our project this week has been to work on this old abandoned timber house in the middle of nowhere, beautifully located at the end of the world. We have acquired all furniture second hand, so not one single piece has been bought new, as we are hoping for this house to be as ecological as possible. Anyhow, the job if cleaning it out is quite tedious as it has not been used at all for 2 generations so you can just imagine the amount of dust and shit it contains -yuck!

However I am very pleased to announce that today we completed cleaning out the master bedroom! so now we just need to bring some bedlinen and you can start to sleep there. Will share the rest as we make more progress, for now I just wish you could smell the soapy clean smell but as you can’t just try to imagine it…

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Now I will share a few other snaps from around the house, not cleaned but on the way…

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presents & paint

As summer holidays are coming up, I quickly needed to create some ecological presents for the staff at the nursery our girls attend (they are lovely and definitely deserve to be remembered), and as I have the fortune to have a chef as partner, he quickly threw together some ‘garanpinadas’ which basically are roasted nuts covered in crystallized sugar. Yes I know, sugar isn’t good for you but believe me, -they are yummy! so my job was obviously to come up with some form of  packaging for these delicious treats, so after raiding the cupboards I found 6 equal glass jars to re-use which we then covered with paper lace lids and hemp string. In order to make the cards I re-used colour sample strips from the DIY store (as we recently bought some paint for our coffee tables) and cut out some hearts in different colours. -japp, done and dusted!! so here you have an eclectic mix of presents, painted furniture and ideas.

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These are the 2 colours we choose for the coffee tables, which you can see in the above pictures (the brown version is the ‘before look’) and remaining sample cards became gift tags for the nursery staff, -now lets hope they will like them!

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and I thought I show you a little peek of my home studio (it is actually quite convenient to have a studio at home as then I can work when the girls are asleep)

so this is where most of the creations are currently born:)arrow

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here you have a thing I am currently working on, which basically is a collage reflecting my geographic position at this time of life, of course with recycled materials such as paint strips, news papers, old drawings and dyed paper lace.

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