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Monday, June 30, 2014

How was everyone's weekend? Mine was spent in a flurry of deconstruction. My house is torn. up.  I did start clearing the clutter as I mentioned was on my weekend to-do list last week. I started with my kitchen, which resulted in a little detour in my first project and I ended up painting my kitchen and kitchen cabinets. It's been on my to-do list for a long time. The last time I painted my cabinets I was lazy and unfortunately not long after I painted my paint began to peel. So this time I vowed to do it right. I was going to strip those cabinets down. I got through heat-gunning two cabinet doors and decided that maybe every time I paint I'll just strip a couple doors at a time. It took me three hours for two doors. Anyone who has a job stripping paint with heat guns, I am sure they don't get paid nearly enough. Labor i.n.t.e.n.s.i.v.e. I did sand and prime the remaining doors, so hopefully they will hold up, but those ones I stripped, they definitely do look better. And there may have been a little contact paper involved in my kitchen make-over. But in the spirit of procrastinating an even bigger job, I finally got this one done, so no complaints. Unless you want to hear me complain about heat guns some more. I could go on about that. 

When I finally finished my kitchen project late Sunday evening, I headed online to find some inspiration to keep going in my endeavors and I found this beautiful Swedish flat in Kungsholmen. I love the open feel of this apartment, all the light and large rooms give it such an airiness. I also really like how they kept the neutral feeling of the space by turning their books around backwards. Unfortunately I buy books much faster than I read them and have not read half of the books I have lining my many bookshelves so I need to see the spines, but I really love the look of it.  

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  1. I really need some of your decluttering mojo. Stat. That business has to happen around here, and I honestly don't know where to begin. I keep telling myself I haven't started because Neel hasn't brought home boxes, but that's starting to sound like a flimsy excuse. ;)

    I love the airyness of this apartment too, but honestly? The turned around books baffles me. Not practical at all, me thinks. XO

  2. I think I'm in love with the art in this home. And people who strip paint or wallpaper should get all the kudos in the world. That sh*t ain't easy! Can't wait to see the end product

  3. good luck with your project! i need to do so badly, but i just haven't got the spirit yet.
    that kitchen space with big windows got me.

  4. I really need to see the spines of the books on my bookshelves from the same reason. :) The black floors are beautiful here. Painting our kitchen is on my to-do list, too. And once I get to it, I'm certain I will want to remodel it entirely.

  5. another wonderful find. and I hope we get to see some pics of your new kitchen soon :)

  6. Wow, good for you doing your kitchen cabinets yourself. I am tired just thinking about it. I am sure it looks great though and you probably feel so satisfied having it done. Love these pics too.

  7. Ugh, that heat gun thing sounds awful. I also love the look of the books turned inward like that. I want to see your kitchen!! xo


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