Sunshine in our Kitchen

Hello! 🙂

It is raining here, hence we can’t go to the beach sooooo we’re working on our home, which is rare enough.
We got the place last year around May, and it was fit to live in (still is) but you always have minor decoration changes to make and also (minor and major) issues to solve.
Right now, we have one (still) unresolved very small leak on the wall in the kitchen. JY has bettered the issue greatly, but it’s not quite resolved yet. The floor in our bedroom needs to be changed.
The bedroom upstairs is being painted white for more luminosity and the floor also needs to be changed there…
I could make a longer list, but the rest is really details and not much of a problem.

Ok, so let’s dive into what we already did!
The main door used to be a … a… sort of beige/brown aged mix and recently in London, I finally knew it had to be yellow to fit our terra cotta floor.
The hexagonal mirrors I added a while ago. And also the curtain you see on your left.

the door before
the door after (still needs a second coating of yellow)

The bathroom has been painted white (last year though), it used to be an aged ochre kind of thing. It looked too roman and antiqu-y to me, and I love white walls.
The door you see on the right shelf was broken, so we removed it, the basket were from the people living here before. JY put the curtain rods up about 1 month ago and yesterday I finally started the curtains. The middle rod isn’t put up yet.

before we moved in, the shelf door on the right was broken
walls painted in white
curtains being added

The bathroom isn’t quite finished yet, but I prefer it. I’m guessing from the picture you might prefer the first one, but again, we had NO baskets and NO door, so it looked meh.
Here another picture to better grasp the color feel of the bathroom now, as it’s a bit hard to photograph. The bathroom has no natural light, so the bright yellow curtain brings a lot of cheer into it. Gah now I’m justifying my personal choices…

All that sewing transformed our dinning table (temporarily) into a sewing table

The upper bedroom is being painted white and we’ll probably do something fun on the walls there, not sure what yet. We also want to change the floor and the curtains. No real rush though.

And for the sheer joy of it, a global picture of the upper floor.
As you can see on the left, those before us who painted the walls, stopped in mid-track. They did that kind of thing in various places, starting well and then at some point, they must have said “f*ck this, I want to read a book” and stopped 😀
The small stairs look awful, we need to remove that old carpet, sand the stairs and put something else there, or just paint. We can’t be bothered yet though.
You can also see on the right a blue thing, that’s my yoga mat! As I practice sport almost daily, be it exercises or yoga.

Ok, this was a small tour of a not-decor-magazine-fit home 🙂



0 thoughts on “Our Awesome and Unfinished Home

  • August 27, 2015 at 11:13 am

    I also love white walls, I always find it ridiculous how people always feel the need to paint them in colors that are close to white but not exactly. I actually like the open shelves and would have bought baskets instead of making the curtains lol 🙂 Love the yellow hints!

  • August 27, 2015 at 12:34 pm

    Ah, work on your house… both a blessing & curse.
    Blessing because you can do whatever ( and don't have to justify your choices, except your fellow house-mates). Curse because you are never done. In the picture before you painted the door yellow the little bit of wall next to it did not stand out so much, but after I was thinking it needs some smoothing out, and maybe some bright blue?
    But then you've seen the shape our house was, and still is, in. For me a non-leaking house with sufficient heating, functional kitchen & bathroom is a blessing alread, rest are details 🙂

  • August 27, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    vraiment toujours autant de cachet ce lieu
    un pt cocon que vous savez embellir peu à peu sans précipitation mais justement au fur et à mesure des besoins réels et du vécu
    très sympa
    merci de nous dévoiler cet envers du décor

    oui le blanc est lumineux et permet de faire ressortir le reste et la déco( ici les blancs ont viré il faudrait tout repeindre ne serait ce que pour gagner en luminosité justement
    mais pas possible ni prévu actuellement :o( )


    bon choix ce soleil dans la cuisine !!

  • August 27, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    The atelier , wich I think it's on the upper floor, is the best part of the house, how do you part it with your bf 😀 ?
    And I do love the yellow door,but I'm not a fan of that terracota. I would have change it with some natural stones, but oh well.. doing lots of furnishing in a house means a lot of money unfortunatelly..

  • August 27, 2015 at 4:09 pm

    I don't part muhahahahaha
    Yes me neither, I don't like the terra cotta much, but it's too complicated to change! (or too expensive haha)
    So we'll do with it 🙂

  • August 27, 2015 at 4:14 pm

    Yes the wall next to the door needs smoothing out indeed 🙂 but it'll be white! 😀
    Non-leaking yeah, ha not quite there yet >< small leak and an incomprehensible one, but yeah we'll find a way.


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