I’ll have a home for yule…

…if my new sofa shows up. And my new dining chairs. It’s just the fiddly bits left to do now, like painting the windows and my new inbuilt book shelf and stuff like that.

My new ceiling lamp looks fantastic by the way:

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Look at the shadows not the mess.

My television has been mounted on the wall, and I really recommend doing this to anyone who has walls that can take the weight. It already looks a million times tidier than before even if I’m not finished. The bracket didn’t cost much and can be reused when I need to get a new TV.

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Progress!

I have a floor! And a kitchen that is semi functional and walls that are panelled! Huzzah! Just a few more days until it’s all finished.

A minor disaster struck yesterday when JH was putting down the last part of the floor.

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We sprung a leak in the radiator system! Water everywhere and all my towels were used to mop it up and stop the water from spreading. Apparently the pipes in my building is very fragile and just a little tap from a floor board made it burst. Emergency plumber came, and at one point there was three people fixing my radiator and restoring heat to everyone in my building on the first real snow day of the winter.

We ended up being a bit delayed, and didn’t get quite as far in finishing the kitchen as I had hoped but I’m almost there and can see an end to the whole process some time next week…

 

So about those floors…

I didn’t as much change my mind as revise my budget, and I’ve landed on a low price light oak parquet floor that I really liked. I liked it even better when I ended up almost 150 NOK lower per m² than with the pine.

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The walls are a bit beyond spackling and painting, my handyman reckons someone had a bit to drink during the construction of my living room and kitchen cause not much is straight or done very well. I’m using painted panel plates on the walls. They are 6 mm thick and looks like tongue and groove wood panel and I love how they look already. The walls in the kitchen will be ready tomorrow, and then the floor goes down and my kitchen comes up.