30 July 2010

The Other Corner

Another peek into our living room, that used to be the office of the printworks. It seemed to be a very dark room. It was painted glossy pink, which didn't help making it look bigger. After being in there just once I was convinced this room had very low ceilings, while in fact they are 3,20 m.
When I say the room was painted glossy pink I mean THE WHOLE ROOM - not just the walls. They've been painting the ceiling and the radiators in the same colour. To complete the theme they also had pink blinds. (!) Maybe Barbie did the interior design...

On the floor there used to be a dark blue carpet and underneath we found red carpet and underneath that we found an uneven concrete floor.

John knocked out some of the uneven bits and put down new concrete. On top of that we put polystyrene and wooden floorboards, we took off the attic floor. I painted the walls and ceiling white. And... we had a window custom made to match the others at the printworks.
We put in our stuff and voila... WE LOVE IT!

What do you think?


  1. Wow, I can't believe it's the same room. Such a transformation! I love it!

  2. Great pictures! Lovely space... and from my experience of living with/in a renovation project I'm guessing that there was a lot of heart-ache between the two pictures too!