Having lived 22 years on an old farm from 1777 and for just as many years to have been remodeling it, I am now moving to a slightly younger farm from 1861 and starting all over to remodel this one.
You can follow the progress and my evolving ideas here on the blog and as usual in my reuse and upcycling style.
I got the keys to this beautiful old farm a week ago and has now begun the great work of ‘getting it up to speed’ with colors, creative ideas, fun décor, garden design and, of course, by using recycled and upcycled interior.
It is a must that the house will be refurbished with old, reused and discarded things. In reality, it is this process of interior decoration that is going to be the most fun.
The first step in this house endeavor is the huge work of painting all surfaces of the house.
The house consists of 313 m2, 17 doors, 27 windows and an undefined number of m2 wall surfaces, ceiling surfaces, stairs and floors.
The fine old hallway is now painted yellow as colza or curry on all surfaces. Excepted is the skeleton of the house, which will beautiful in plain white. A huge number of litres of paint in the colors curry yellow, royal blue, bottle green, orange, burgundy, grey blue, lemon yellow and white from Hadsten Farvehandel will be distributed generously throughout the house.
One of my first flea finds for the new house has been found at the Århus Klunsere.
This beautiful old cabinet was taken to Hammel Autolak and was painted in exactly the same rapeseed yellow color as the walls of the hallway. In the picture, Jan from Hammel Autolak and I are inspecting the good work.
The old kitchen changed color from beige to white and two walls were colored – one in royal blue and the other in bottle green.
The royal blue wall is to be the base for a giant royal blue printer’s box, which will show a selection of blue-fluted flea finds and inherited goods.
The bottle green wall will be the base for one of my favorite pictures, a watercolor that I found at flea market a year or so ago. I altered the picture by adding a black frame with gold edges.
The black dining table is a flea find. Chairs and lamp are recycled finds from dba.dk.
The beautiful tiles with blue and white pictures of the Middle Ages is to be laid down by the wood stove. The next few days, the living rooms will be painted – a blue one, a green one and a Bordeaux one. So long ;0)
The next few days, the living rooms will be painted – a blue one, a green one and a Bordeaux one. So long ;0)