Our office is almost done and I figured it was about time to post some pics. I´m so happy with the way it came out and really proud of my husband for making it all happen, he really knows how to do everything!
It´s a small room and it was mainly meant to be just an office, but as we´re making the other guest room the baby´s room, we had to make this a guest room too. This is actually better as a guest room because it has its own bathroom and is on the first floor, with a little more privacy than the other one.
As most of the stuff is bought from Norwegian stores, I´m gonna write some stuff in Norwegian.
Sofaseng: Kersi fra Skeidar/Living 1495,- Store puter, bilderamme og gardiner fra IKEA, Reinsdyrskinn fra Home&Cottage 299,-, saueskinn fra Bohus og heklet teppe fra den lokale Gjenbruksbutikken. Print: Iso50
We chose to get a daybed that you can turn into a double size bed. This way we can also use it as a TV room for when we have a lot of visitors, plus save some space…
Gulvteppe: Bohus: 500,-
I might get a table or something to put infront of the daybed. Something to put your feet on and maybe to put blankets inside..
Hyller fra IKEA, beiset med drivved beis fra Jotun, lykt fra IKEA, gammel flaske funnet i kjelleren til barndomshjemmet, gamle bøker fra Gjenbruk, hjortehode fra Bohus 699,-
Lampe fra Home&Cottage
The already pretty small room has two doors that makes it a little hard to furniture. This door goes to the bathroom.
Skrivebord og gulvbeskytter fra IKEA, skrivebordslampe fra Home&Cottage, Stige fra Living, print laget av Frode Skaren/Uglylogo en Woo Ninja sitter på iMacen og passer på at Scott gjør jobben sin.
I´m not to happy about the IKEA chair, but according to Scott it´s very good for his back
Gulv: Beiset med drivved beis fra Jotun i tillegg til matt gulvlakk. Vegger er malt i antikk hvit, lister, tak og gamle dører malt i hvitt.
What I´m most happy about is the floor. We put wood floor on top of the old floor, stained it with driftwood stain (One of my few contributions to the room) and voila!
Not sure if I have any before pics so I had to snap one from the book that shows how it used to look when we bought the house. You can also see the beautiful guest bathroom(!)..
What do you guys think? Better than the old pink walls?
Every spare minute is spent planning our kitchen nowadays. I even dream about kitchens! I’ve been drawing one with the IKEA home planner to get an idea on how it’s going to look like. There are a lot of things that has to get in place before we can get a kitchen though. Lots of old pipes, a carrying wall we’re not sure how to remove and stuff like that. Anyways, a girl can still dream, and here’s some of what I would have if I could…
You can see more HERE
My laptop is resting on my growing belly, while my back tells me it’s about time to change position. I’m almost 19 weeks pregnant and I’ve felt the baby kicking all morning. It’s so exciting! It’s been a long winter though. It’s been cold for to long. According to an article I read yesterday, it was 49 celsius degrees colder yesterday then it was the same day last year..
Anyways… Since January I’ve hardly been photographing at all, I’ve slept almost every day after work and Scott and I have almost finished the office/guest room, which I will blog when it’s finished. After that room is done, we’re planning on doing the kitchen before our little baby boy arrives in August.
Meanwhile I think you should have your friends over for an Easter breakfast. What a great way to start a day! Bake some bread and serve whatever you feel like and it will definitely be a hit. Enjoy the rest of Easter everyone!
Christmas time is right around the corner and I thought it was about time to start working on a gingerbread house for when Scott and I have children ourself one day. At least that’s the excuse I use to act like a ten year old : ). I have some good memories from when I was a child and helped my parents build one. It’s such a fun tradition! So I worked on our little house over the weekend and I’m pretty happy with the way it came out and decided to share with you guys (If you’re still here?)…
First thing you need to do is of course make the dough. Make sure you do that first, as it has to stay in the fridge over night.
This is the recipe i used:
Photo creds (tbsp=spiseskje, tsp=teskje, baking soda=natron, ginger=ingefær, powdered sugar=melis)
Next step is finding the house you want to make!
This was my inspiration. I found it at SofiaBystrom a while ago, and I love the simple, old and romantic look (And it’s YELLOW!!)!
So I drew the house and measured how big all the walls and the roof had to be and then made the pieces with cardboard. I had to build it in paper first, to see if it was measured right (I obviously don’t trust my architecture skills).
Well, it worked! (from renatebas on instagram)
Next day I put the paper pieces on the dough that was rolled out. Make sure you roll the dough very thin. It’s good to put the dough in between two wax papers, cause it tends to stick a lot. After you’ve cut out the pieces, you can put the same paper right in the stove, to prevent the pieces to change shape or size.
Keep in the stove for about ten minutes on 175c’. Let cool and then glue together with the icing.
Here’s my little christmas house:
Only your imagination can keep you from using whatever you want to decorate it!
Another little tip, is to buy one of those tiny little battery run christmas lights (can get them in Norway at Europris for 29kr) and put inside the house, to make extra cozy.
If I inspired even just one person, that one person made my day! Good luck!
Here comes a few pictures from our renovated living room. We tore down layers of old walls and put up new panelling. We removed carpet, sanded the wood floor and the painted it green. We put up new trims and painted everything but the floor white. The couch is called Boston and is from Bohus, the rest is mostly used old stuff. Some of it for keeps and the rest is only temporarily until we can afford something else. I can’t believe all the bills you get when you buy and fix a house! Oh and I am getting some curtains! Just haven’t found the perfect ones yet…Ideas anyone?
Scott has been painting our living room again today. We’re almost done with it, just a couple more coats left.. I’m so happy with the green floor, what do you think?
The other photos are from our little inside/outside garden thing. I like it there a lot!
I’ve had a pretty busy and very exciting first week after vacation. It started in the bank Monday afternoon. We bought the house! We got the keys two hours later and moved in one hour after that. Why wait? So right this moment Scott and I are sitting in the living room in old chairs which are the only furnitures in here (besides an old cabinet we bought used for 300kr). We really love it here! This is the first day we’ve been home to enjoy the house as I’ve been busy with a new job and we’ve been spending the afternoons with American visitors and family.
So as I’ve had no time to take my camera out of the bag, I’ve had no reason(or time!) to blog. Instagram is my new best friend and is updated daily. My name is “renatebas”. What’s your INSTAname?
I’ve always been very back and forth on what kind of style I like when it comes to fashion and interior. The last couple years however I’ve become more aware of what I like and I think I can call it Rustic Romantic. It’s kind of a mix of old, shabby, brown, white, “old” colors, doilies, vintage, flowers ahh and so on… I just know, whenever I type in those two words in for example Pinterest, I find soooo much pretty!! I just can’t wait to start decorating a whole house! Let this summer go fast! (I never thought I’d say that ) Here comes some inspirational photos I found after typing “rustic romantic”.
You find all the links if you go to: pinterest.com/renates/