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NEW SHADE OF LIGHT

For a long time I have been looking for a new lamp for our bedroom, and I wanted to find something that I could give a touch of my own. (Almost never buy something bright new).
 
 
And then one day, it was right there in front of me, in a charity shop, looking all brown and sad, just begging to get a makeover. So I bought the poor thing, payed like nothing (3EUR) - just love a good bargain:-)
 
 
Back home I went through my fabric and ribbons, came up with this combination and started to create a new life for this lamp. A life that he'd probably never would have imagined. :-)
 
 
It only took me a couple of hours to finish this project "new shade of light" and I´m very happy about the result.
 
 
Have a wonderful Thursday.
 
/Sussi & Annika
 
 
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PALLET WOOD COFFEE TABLE

It has been an awesome weekend. We have had quite a bit of traffic on the site thanks to Donna from FunkyJunkInteriors. She made a really sweet comment about our blog on her facebook page. Thank you, Donna. (Hurry over and say hello...she makes the most beautiful things out of junk)
At the same time we would like to welcome our new followers and say thanks for all your lovely comments. We are so happy that you'd like to read our blog. We only hope to keep you inspired.


 
Last week I showed you some pictures of a coffee table my partner was making and this is what the finished piece looks like. I'm so in love with this little table. It's both decorative and functional.
 
A couple of pictures of the table 'in the making'.
 

I really liked the color of the table before it was lacquered, and I was a little afraid that it would look very different when finished. 

 
 
But the color just got more deep and beautiful, and it is now wipe-able. It has even handled me spilling a cup of tea over it, without getting stained :)
 
 
Have a great week! / Annika

AUTUMN BEACH AND RECLAIMED WOOD

I love living near the beach, but it sometimes can be very harsh and windy when Autumn arrives. Nonetheless does is offer a range of beautiful colors during this season. It's also a great place for exploring materials and structures, which can be used when designing furniture and interiors.
 
 
Lately my partner and I have been quite busy making furniture from reclaimed wood. We love finding an odd or beautiful piece of wood and then turning it into something functional. Giving it a new purpose.
 

In this image collage you can see some shots of a coffee table we made from pallet wood. I just love how it looks like we just found it on the beach. This grayish brown color is a favorite of mine. The table has yet to be lacquered and I will post pictures later of the finished piece.

 
 
May you all have a wonderful weekend!
/Annika 

OLD WINDOW FRAMING

Are you starting to feel the Autumn cold yet? Yesterday I went to a marketand it had been raining so the ground was all muddy and slippery. It was really one of those typical Scandinavian wet days, but to my surprise it didn't seem to bother people. No, you just put on your rubber boots, a rain coat and some good spirit and it might just as well had been a sunny day. The place was packed with people and it was a Wednesday. I have actually heard rumors about people taking of work to go to this market. I don't think I have ever been to such a large market in the middle of the week before, but an antique dealer told me, that markets used to be held on Wednesdays and not so much on weekends as most are now.
 

Today I want to show you one of my favorite finds and projects this summer. I bought a pair of old window frames a while ago, with the idea of turning them into picture frames. The glass was intact, except for a small broken corner, so I kept them as they were. Just needed to clean them real well.

I made passe-partout from cardboard to fit the pictures. Since they are old frames, they are a bit crooked and I had to adjust each piece of card-board to each window section. I made paper copies of the pictures, to help me measure and fit the images.


This way I didn't have to involve the originals and get them scratched. I secured the pictures with tape, between the passe-partout and another piece of card-board, to make the images a bit stiffer and more durable. I then taped it on to the backside of the window frame in each section.

Have a great day! / Annika & Sussi
 
 
Have a look at this great place for more projects: http://funkyjunkinteriors.blogspot.com/

INSPIRATIONAL CUPBOARD

My sister has this beautiful cupboard where she stores different found objects. She calls it her inspirational cupboard. There's a lot of old ribbons, books, old notesheets and magazines. Recently we bought a few old records, because of their beautiful covers, and they also went into the cupboard. It's always nice to be able to look at your things and find inspiration instead of burying everything in drawers. Dedicating a cupboard to all those things you don't necessarily want laying around, means that you don't have to move it and it doesn't have to look perfect all the time.
 
Have a great Thursday! /Annika
 
 

CLOSETS WITH HISTORY

When you move into an older house, the built in closets are often in a very bad shape and the style might not be the most likable. But when I first saw these shutter doors, in our recently bought house, I was in love. They are gorgeous and they just add a lot of charm to the bedroom. So there was not much arguing, when deciding to keep this beautiful old closet. I have later learned from previous owners of the house, that it is a custom built closet along with some other details around the house. I think it's interesting and life confirming to have a piece of history in your house, to know that someone else also once loved and had visions and dreams about this house.
 
Have a beautiful Tuesday! /Sussi
 
Have a look at Fabriken for more great closets. 
 
 

favorite piece of furniture

This Tuesday's theme for Fabriken is our favorite piece of furniture. I have several that I really like, but I thought this was an interesting one. This is a piece I bought recently. It's a small kitchen cupboard I use to store china and some odd pieces of ceramics. I simply love this one. The patina is really beautiful and it has these little quirky original doorknobs.
Visit Fabriken for more favorite furniture. Have a great Tuesday! /Sussi

 

 
 
 
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