Home & Garden

Redecorating Again

We’ve been living in this house for almost 7 years and we are still not done renovating and decorating. It’s a large, old and worn down house. See it like this; you have a real deep cut and it needs stitches, like a lot of stitches but instead you put a plaster on the cut and you keep putting plasters on it. But under all those plasters the cut is getting worse and worse. Eventually you’ll have to remove all the plasters, get the help of an expert and get it cleaned, sterilized and stitched up. Because you have waited so long the healing takes a lot longer and the cut will leave a really nasty scar. So you’ll need plastic surgery. That’s what our home looks like because the previous owners have been using plasters for the past 119 years.

Most of the plasters are gone, stitches have been made and plastic surgery has been undertaken but there’s still a whole lot of healing to do. We took a break last year to work on some personal stuff but now we are back in swing.

There’s this new cupboard in the dining room. I’ve been searching for it the last few months and finally found a perfect match. It’s from an old school and now stores china, tablecloths and glassware. Nicely tucked away as I like it.

I love how this red bench raised so much conversation over on Instagram and on Facebook. It’s really good to engage again, we need to do that more often.

Happy Tuesday, it’s almost May!

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  • Margaret
    28/04/2015 at 12:03

    Great comparison between your home renovation and healing of a wound. The pictures show us how beautiful your house is becoming.

    Dear greetings, Margaret

  • Emma
    28/04/2015 at 13:09


  • Claire Robinson
    29/04/2015 at 12:51

    We have lived in a house like that…full of aging plasters! We either maintained or added to those plasters though happily the people who now live there took away all those plasters and gave it the thorough attention it needed. Look forward to seeing your redecorating… and what a gorgeous china cupboard!

  • Ann
    30/04/2015 at 20:13

    Your home is so lovely!

  • Agata PIXERS
    18/05/2015 at 10:29

    Prachtige foto’s, en natuurlijk – prachtige bankje… zal je nog iets erop zetten, bijvoorbeeld een kussen of twee om het gezelliger en meer comfortabel maken? Ook als het zo blijft, vind ik het geweldig 🙂 Groetjes!

  • Küchen Planerin Stefanie
    02/05/2016 at 17:14

    A wonderful idea, the red bench is really lovely and fits so well to the porcelain and the nice cupboard.
    Kind regards, Stefanie