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What I’ve Been Doing, Part Two

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Due to time and money, we agreed from the beginning only to fix up the two living rooms before we moved in. That gave us about 9 working days (and nights) before moving day! Started off by spending a weekend pulling off many layers of old wallpaper. It’s an old building from 1906, and I’m not sure if some of the layers were that old, but we did come across some very nice (and very ugly) patterns. Holes were filled and walls were sanded – a job from hell that takes longer than you expect!  We had the floors done – sanded and treated with lye and white soap. They look sooo beautiful now and makes the rooms look so bright. After my dad helped us putting up glass felt, we just needed to paint. Beautiful white walls! We ended up moving in a few days before the rooms were done, as it all took a bit longer than expected. But at least we did most of it ourselves, and that’s pretty cool I think..

Happy Birthday Cake

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One of my good friends (and my bf’s roommate) turned 26 earlier this week. He invited the whole gang for buns, coffee and cake, so I decided to help him out a bit by making a birthday cake (which also was my present for him.)

In the cake is one layer of chocolate bar (mars) mousse with chunks of chocolate. One layer of whipped cream with mashed blueberries on a spread of raspberry jam. And on the top is chocolate icing, chopped almonds and fresh blueberries. All the cake layers are chocolate cake  dripped with fresh orange juice and a bit of rum. Oh yum! Think I’ll make something similar at my own birthday in a few weeks.

Colourful Houses

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Came by these beautiful houses at Amagertorv yesterday. They are part of an exhibition at the Copenhagen Art Festival, and used as small shops for designers selling their creations. I want a house like that some day. Either working as bedroom in a new yorker-ish apartment or as a place to chill in the garden during the hot hours… I know – This is probably not gonna happen soon. But you can always dream…

Ombre Chair

I have a  h u g e  file of DIY-projects for when I get my own place (still counting on that to happen one day!). One of them is this beautiful blue-shade ombre chair. Spotted it on one of my favourite blogs earlier this month, and if you’re hooked on the ombre trend too, Design*Sponge is giving you the full DIY-guide.