Friday, December 23, 2016

Greetings from the Winter Wonderland

From one Winter Wonderland:

to another...

Love, peace, joy and warmth to all of you!

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Playing with Paint Colors in Blue/Green

A hint of things to come in Stjerndal...

This is the NVO.
It appears as though he is perplexed
with four shades of blue/green in this room:

Doors: Benjamin Moore  - Blue Lake
Door Wall: Benjamin Moore - Colorado Gray
Side Wall: Benjamin Moore - Spring Mint
Floor: Ralph Lauren - Gustavian Blue
Click here for link to Ralph Lauren UK site.


More perplexment to come...

Friday, December 2, 2016

Winter has come to Stjernedal

It's been a frantic albeit fun four months of working on the inside of Stjernedal.
More before and after photos to come.
Come spring we'll work (play) on the outside.
 In the mean time here's a peek at
 how the outside looks during picturesque winter in Stjernedal.

No smoke from the chimney yet...

 The wood burning stove has been removed as it was too large for the space
 and the pipe went through an upstairs bedroom
and blocked part of the doorway:

Triple Wall gone:

Stove out:
 Rock out:
(Rocks have been retained for a future dry creek out front.)
The NVO is the best - this was not an easy task!

 Concrete out:

The stove, rock, and concrete is out,
replaced with paint, white-washed pine tongue and grove and a holiday tree. :-)

Next winter, we hope to install a stove in a different location in the living room
to add to that "koselig" feeling.
Until then...the cove heaters will keep us warm this winter.

Happy Winter Everybody!