Category Archives: Projects

New Fence Phase One

After waiting over a month, our fence contractor finally put up our new fence yesterday. There’s only one little panel waiting to be inserted on Monday after the cement foundation for the new gate has set, and then this project … Continue reading

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Metal Banister Rejuvination

The weather gods have been smiling kindly upon Kassel and have granted us a five day respite from the constant rain. As soon as the last cloud vanished on Monday, I maniacally gathered my painting supplies together and started working … Continue reading

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Industrial Zinc Tub Project: Water Feature

Buoyed by the recent success with our industrial-zinc-tubs-repurposed-as-planters, we thought we’d hammer yet another nail into the coffin of our sanity and go one step beyond. “Is this a vintage feeding trough?” I cheerfully asked the salvage dude selling above … Continue reading

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Chalkboard Paint Project: Kitchen Door

Finally, a handy place to keep track of our grocery list. Whaddya think? Here are some befores and durings… I still have quite a bit of paint left. Whatever will I give the chalkboard treatment to next?? Must…chalkboard…every…surface…if not the … Continue reading

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Garden Progress, Borders and the Hunt for Patio Furniture

I apologise about the gardeny nature of recent posts, but we’re trying to make the most of any time off we have in order to get the garden in, well, order. Having basically zilch experience means we’re naive enough to … Continue reading

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Re-grouting the Kitchen Tiles

While the kitchen cabinets in our 1965-build German townhouse were updated at some point in the late 80s (maybe even very early 90s), the tiles are original to the house. This wouldn’t be a bad thing as they aren’t shockingly … Continue reading

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Hans Wegner “Papa Bear” Armchair Reupholstery: Transformation Complete!

After a month away from home, our beloved armchair has finally returned from the upholsterer’s, rising like a phoenix from the ashes of its former self, or returning–fresher, tauter, and somehow younger-looking, like an aging trophy wife after a prolonged … Continue reading

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