I will soon write more about our Spanish holidays but I just realised that I haven’t shown you more of our little attic home (see the kitchen part here)… Probably because I haven’t had much inspiration to make it more cosy. I had plans to paint the chest of drawers white, cover the ironing board with an already bought new fabric (since we can’t hide it away) etc. Oh well, here is how it still looks (the photos are from July!):
The bathroom doesn’t have hangers for our bath btowels so they end up drying on top of the door or on the chairs by the terrace doors… We have one of those practical “hangers to hang on a door” from Ikea but it is in storage and anyway, I am not sure it fits since the frames for the glass in the door stick out a bit.
The shower cubicle is quite small (to the left) – I don’t know how wide-shouldered O manages to have a shower without hitting the walls… You see the kitchen fan in the mirror as the kitchen is just behind the photographer (me).
There is just a small cupboard under the sink so we keep a lot of stuff on this narrow ledge. My grandmother gave me the “pottery picture” that shows Skåne’s landscape flower, the daisy (prästkrage). The yellow book is funny, it is called “The one who doesn’t remove the fluff shall die” and is full of “angry notes” that people have written to their neighbours (the title refers to not cleaning the tumble dryer filter in the shared laundry room).
The WC duck-liquid had left a blue stain on the white floor (already when we moved in) that I haven’t managed to remove 😦 The magazine is on top of a plastic box for additional storage. The box is called Samla (from Ikea, where else?) and we have 8 of those scattered around the apartment – for underwear, food & kitchen stuff and in the bathroom.
My view when sitting by the computer at the kitchen table – I need to make the [sofa-]bed and paint that chest of drawers… The suitcases in front of the radiator are now hidden under a bedcover. I don’t know what we will do in a few weeks when we might need to use the radiator (there is one behind me that we have already turned on) as “ei saa peitää” (Do not cover in Finnish which it says on all electric raditors in Sweden).
Another unstarted project: O and our landlord (and friend) bought a skylight (Velux window) in July that we need to get installed in the bathroom… In the meanwhile it is taking up space next to the wardrobe (the cardboard box, there are another two boxes behind the coats).
My view to the right. A hideous ironing board that desperately needs a new cover, and my big suitcase – did I mention that we lack storage… This suitcase is actually filled with smaller suitcases, just like a Russian doll!
View from the sofa-bed (Ikea’s Ektorp) towards the dining /office part. The mobile hanging from the ceiling is from Wadi Rum in Jordan (four camels) and was one of the random things that O picked up from storage in July (together with the ironing board, vacuum cleaner and champagne* glasses – the first two things very practical but some totally random!).
Voilà, our [messy] home since the end of June and it looks like we will be staying here for a while since we still haven’t found a house to buy!
*) We don’t have normal drinking glasses so we had to borrow some from a friend. We really need to go back to the storage place and get some essentials, but it won’t be easy – having to go through all those boxes…