Monthly Archives: February 2014

Kitchen – Little Updates

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The kitchen got some attention recently. Just some little updates. I reinstalled the sink logo and some temporary leather knobs. It is a way of solving the problem that the size of the original ones are different of nowadays knobs. After looking for knobs for a longs while, I decided to make some out of leather scraps.

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I also sewed new curtains for the base cabinet. These are a much better match.

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And things look that organized because I took the pictures on the day I oiled the counters… ūüėČ

The kitchen is a little prettier now.


Pantry walls

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I’ve been slowly making some progress in the pantry. Before the holidays I installed the last shelf that was missing at the top of the cabinet I built long ago.

When we moved, 3 years ago, we open the kitchen to the dinning room and left the walls and ceiling with holes, marks and ugly colors (white, beige and pink, all that in a miniscule space).

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So, finally this years I patched the holes and marks.

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Painted the walls.

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Installed a base for the curtains.

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And then sewed the curtains and also hung some frames.

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So just to remember, the pauntry started as a closet at the dining room.

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It became a (messy) pantry…

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… that now is behind curtains (yes, it is still messy, but there is projects planned to increase storage and end all mess).

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A final before and after, just for fun:

The holes, marks and several diferent colors…

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And the same corner now…

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Winter gardening

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As winter is really loooooong here (and this one is particularly harsh), indoor gardening is super important to keep me sane.. I am making some experiments forcing bulbs indoor..

The hyacinths are coming..

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The muscari are beautiful..

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And so are the zivas. But the scillas that I put together didn’t come. I put them back in the basement, let see if I can fix that out, but I don’t believe so…

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I am also testing an indoor “herb garden” but has not been easy.¬† It is a very cold winter so indoor conditions are not ideal (cold drafts, dry air). I didn’t lose any plants (except the basil that Molly decided to eat) but they are not very happy neither.

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