First day in Croatia

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Today we drove through 4 countries: Germany, Austria, Slovenia and our actual destination: Croatia. We arrived at Plitvice in the late afternoon and will be visiting the supposedly breath taking waterfalls tomorrow. I’m so excited! If it’s as pretty as most travel websites say, we’re in for a treat. So far, the weather has been amazing and the views are definitely beautiful.

It’s 10PM now and we’re dead tired, so I think I’m just gonna take a shower and get some much needed sleep.

More later! 😊

A work in progress

The living room is starting to look so nice! It’s not finished yet, but it’s definitely coming together now. The overall vibe is so peaceful. 90% of the furniture is recycled. The only new purchase we made was one of the two single seats, and then matching covers so that the old seat and the new one would look exactly the same. Obviously, Ikea seats are not the most original interior pieces. But when you have a dog, a cat, and hopefully a couple of children in the near future, it’s kind of the most practical option. The covers are machine washable. And if they get really badly ruined, we can just buy new ones for 40 euros. So, at least I know I won’t be freaking out the minute they get scratched or stained.

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ikea ektorp seat one person single legs putting together interior decoration home diy on a budget cheap white bright cream beige light living room

ikea ektorp seat one person single legs putting together interior decoration home diy on a budget cheap white bright cream beige light living room

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Gert insisted on putting his metal airplane on top of his old glass display. I’m personally not crazy about any of it. But I guess I’ll be diplomatic and let him keep it for a few more months lol Ideally, I’d like a more stylish glass cabinet. And no metal plane on top. The battle of the sexes continues …

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The coffee table is not new either. It’s actually Gert’s old table, which was originally dark cherry wood and was starting to look really old and tired, as some of the corners were badly scratched. It’s not finished yet. We still need to put an extra wooden board on the bottom and finish the sides with molding. I will make a separate post about it later when it’s done!

♥︎ Lisa

So this is what we’ve been up to …

I know I haven’t posted in a while. We’ve been soooo busy! We had initially planned to simply remove the wallpaper in the living area and paint the walls white. But then that little project somehow turned into a whole house makeover. We started rearranging our furniture differently, I sanded and painted some of it, we ditched some, recycled some … Anyway, it’s not finished yet, but it will be a whole different home by the time we’re done.

Meanwhile, I’m in desperate need of a cosmetic intervention. I’m so tired! We’re almost there though. I can’t wait to show pictures once it’s finished. If it turns out the way that it looks in my head, it’s going to look amazing.

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white bedroom cabinet that I sanded and painted and varnished myself  - leather jewelry box on top
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Tested and approved by Jules the cat. 👍

Everything still looks messy right now. I’m hoping we can get this finished within a week. We’re dead tired, but it’s so worth it!

♥︎ Lisa