For some time now I have been edgy in my home. There is just too much stuff in there at the moment.
Too many cute things, too many crafted things, to many colors.
I am craving the clarity of Scandinavian or Japanese houses, white with some earthy colors or some pastel,
different soft textures, light and space.
So this weekend was spent with a big clean-out. All the cute things went into boxes in the storeroom, and
now I can breathe again.
Unfortunately now I can also see much clearer the cracks on the walls and the smudges on the paint.
This house needs some serious TLC...
I started by re-painting my kitchen shelves. They used to be yellow, and I painted grey over it when we moved in.
Now I gave it another layer of grey. It looked really beautiful until I decided that the paint was try and
put the things back onto the shelves. Unfortunately the paint was not quite dry yet.
So sometimes this week I will do some more kitchen shelf painting...
Here some pictures of our weekend:
On Friday I discovered that the local stationary shop now sells 'Mollie Makes'! This made me very happy :-).
Unfortunately, with all the cleaning, I haven't looked at it yet. But I know it is there, waiting for me:
These beauties escaped the big clean-out:
Painting my formerly dark brown mirror frame:
The very first rain! Eva went to dance in it, but I wasn't allowed to take a picture of that :-):
Sunday morning breakfast :
Frida, nearly caught in the act. Why is it that the chickens eat the dog food, the dogs eat the cat food, and the cats
make a run for the human food when nobody is looking?:
What counts as fun when you are a dachshund:
The beautiful orchids my friend Malaika left in my care when she moved to Germany:
The pantry cupboard, after the clean-out (couldn't bring myself to photograph the before :-) ):
Flowers don't last in our current heatwave. But I quite like these eucalyptus branches:
Parts of sunday's dinner:
Lots of love,