Taking all my cups of coffee in here today. So dreamy.
Good morning people. Here are some pics from my house this morning.
1. Our kitchen- where we keep our knifes and socks
2. Barbie´s accessories.
3. Frank´s school bench.
4. Our floor- where we keep our vinyls.
5. Our window- where we keep our chargers.
Viola flipped the script on the big bad wolf.Pin It
I built my sauna in a house from 1824 that is standing on our grounds in Dalarna. It was a lot of hard work all this past summer but I’m so pleased with how it all turned out! Let me take you on a tour.
The bought 3 windows really cheap on a net auction. I only needed two but since I had all of them I made use of them by making two walls in the sauna made out of windows. Like this a very small space now feels very airy. The third one is place on the upper level. Where we now also have extra sleeping quarters!
I love taking a sauna but never liked the pine feel of most of the saunas out there. Now there is a new kind of paint – made for saunas. I had to paint like 5 times to get it black like this but I love how it turned out. It goes so well with the 200 years old floorboards and walls. Everything that is painted was built from new wood – I mean we made two new walls and the benches plus isolation on the ceiling. The stove is from Bastubutiken.
This spark protection is an old one we found in the main house. If you turn it – there is an old painting but you can’t really tell. So when they didn’t use the stove the showed the painting just to turn it around when the fire was on!
I bought the old gymnastic horse bench (?) on an auction. I think it found it’s place now.
200 years of patina on these planks!
The upper level also got a huge window. Since the ground is at different levels outside – it kind of feels like being in middle of the forest.
It’s only from the forest that you can see the change of the house. From the village and our garden the house looks just the same. I also managed to build a wood shed so you are a bit protected when you take a shower. The shower from Dermerx is also heated by the sun and powered with a garden hose. I built the stairs outside with the timber that was taken out when the windows where put in!
Do you want some more info on how to build and paint and make the sauna – look at this pdf from a job a made about it in Aftonbladet. Or just let me know- I can make another post about it!
Have a great weekend!
All photo’s by me, Isabelle Mcallister
Crazy proposal. Do not know what to say any more. Lucky I’m already married cause this kind of raises the bar a bit.
And then this ad
Oh I just had to even up all this reality with some magic fiction. And mr Wes Anderson – this looks bloody amazing!
When someone is making a comment, giving critique or just says something that get to you it’s so bloody easy to just run with the other persons idea. But is this really a good way of doing stuff? For example I find myself in many situation daily when I hear stuff and just make it a truth. Some things doesn’t really make any difference. I mean if my daughter tells me a hummingbird can do 1000 wing flaps per second and it’s only 100 it’s still amazing it doesn’t really affect my life in a bigger way. But a lot of other facts are.
First of all we can talk about a general skepticism about things you read and hear which is good to just have in the back of your head. I don’t mean not to believe in people but just to kind of aware that everyone has their kind of truth.
I am a very believing person on the verge of naive sometimes. My world is filled with unicorns, cool people, some less cool and then real villains that make war and such. Pretty black and white instead of 50 shades of pink… I think I have had trouble in the past seeing that we all, including myself have our own agendas somehow.
But on a larger scale I also see how the word is spinning so fast our own truths kind of get pretty messed up.
I know I have been forced to to things differently on TV show I was in because we got one, I mean ONE phone call complaining about some things we where doing. That the other over 1,1 million viewers didn’t say anything didn’t really matter. There was just only this – We have got complaint – now we need to change. Another thing I was working on a month ago we had a comment about that the image felt hard. So we worked our ass off making it softer. But who was this person saying it needed to be softer? Was it God? The boss? Was it a whole group or just one of many who had been asked – What do you feel about this image? No one knew but we all worked after this one comment.
Sometimes we are put in a group with a meaning of – now we need to express what we think about this issue. Mostly we just pour our harts out. Yes it’s an environment to do it. But it can be just a thought someone had, not really a really thought trough idea – and then does this thought need to be right?
I’m just saying give some stuff some more perspective before just running away with a bad comment or something that get you a bit off balance… Since we all lead such hectic lives – this time for thought seldom appear but how we need them more than ever!
Life lesson by Rebecka- like a boss as always. In Swedish but easy to google translate.
Ps, was it really a hummingbird my daughter was talking about or maybe a dragonfly?
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