Hooray! Moving day is tomorrow bringing with it a very short break from blogging for moi & loads of upcoming home beautifying DIYs, ideas, tips, tricks & tutorials for you!
Our new digs are full of potential so roll up your sleeves, get your imagination in gear & join me on a “before” tour of our soon-to-be stylish new home:
Welcome to our Remise (ree-mee-zay): an early 1900’s farm building that has been converted to a small 2 level house with a yard. An amazingly fortuitous find in big city Berlin & oh-so-conveniently located behind our apartment building – this pic was snapped from our balcony = a pretty convenient move – although trekking up & down the 62 steps lugging boxes & furniture will definitely result in some sore old muscles for a few days!
**the following interior photos were all taken when we first viewed the property and contain the filth, dreck, wall paint & remaining furnishings of the former tenants**
The front foyer is tiny yet functional & just one of the many unfortunate colours the previous renters chose to decorate with
The main floor bathroom with stand-up shower.
All of the scuzzy wooden furnishings will be removed & replaced with DIY goodness
The small room located beside the front foyer.
Walls will be painted gleaming white, the floor replaced with walnut laminate & it will eventually be our guest room
The living room.
The former tenants had divided it into 2 narrow rooms…we shall be knocking out the (uneven) wall, replacing the floor & transforming it back into one large open plan living/dining room.
The kitchen…there are no words.
Check out my thriftastic vintage kitchen furniture here and let your imagination take flight!
Moving on to the second floor with a fancy curving staircase that luckily needs nothing but a good cleaning!
The master bedroom.
Carpet will be torn up and oh so much more!
The upstairs bathroom.
You don’t even wanna know what I saw in that toilet.
My future studio – narrow but nice with 3 large windows!
It’ll be so much lighter & brighter with clean white walls!
The munchkin’s room…in desperate need of a paint job & her fabulous decor!
The attic – great for storage but unfortunately too musty & damp for much else.
and last but certainly not least: the (crazy overgrown) yard…a huge job to be thoroughly tackled in the spring.
S O M U C H P O T E N T I A L !