Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Stjernedal Update

A week of a work vacation does wonders...

White washed, knotty pine ceiling finished in the kitchen!

That's the responsible party: the NVO.
He is a hard working, talented carpenter!

The door went from dark brown to light blue - "Gustavian Blue" to be accurate. ;-)

Paneling primed.

Shutters down.
House partially painted red.
"Barn" red, that is.

"Apple Blossom Dreams" office painted white 
with plywood sub-floor painted in "Gustavian Blue", as well.
This house had me at the view from the office.
(And the porch.)

With some crocheted items lovingly placed, to brighten the love. :-)

And a colorful rug:
Still to doors and trim to be painted...I have ideas for the doors. ;-)

House warming gift from neighbors:
An apple tree!!!
(This one is a Haralred.)
Next Spring ...APPLE BLOSSOMS!
Unfortunately, these guys got to it, the very first day!
I reprimanded them and they politely apologized and left.
I told them they could come back, but to stay away from the tree!

But just in case they did not understand,
the tree was protected.

I also hear that a second tree needs to be planted for optimal pollination.
I think a Granny Smith would be nice...
I'd like to make pies, cobblers and applesauce during our retirement years.

Lots of updates to come.

Have a wonderful day!


  1. Your place is looking great Astri. I want to live there.


  2. this home and place looks soo beautiful!

  3. The pine ceiling is looking so nice ♥

  4. You have gotten so much done already. I'm so impressed. You are so lucky to have a handy carpenter for a husband. Everything looks fantastic!