15 November 2014

patterns on the wall

An old house comes with many treasures... like old wallpaper!

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these big 70's flowers and geometric design are in a walk-in cupboard.
They're a bit over the top. But I like them! They can stay...

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These cosy flowers decorated the toilet...
they got painted over except for the back wall,
so the beige toilet doesn't look so very beige against all the white... :-p

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This one I adore! it was under the stairs, going down to the cellar,
but most of it got removed for the renovations (luckily I took this photo).
It has such a wonderful folksy 70's vibe! I love those colors!

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Japanese textile pattern in the stairway to the 1st floor.
I loved it but looked fairly degraded, and a bit dark and busy
for the narrow space it was in...so this became white too.

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a random snapshot during the renovations.
The previous owners had taken such care of the decoration of this piece of multiplex
 that possibly covered the wood stove (or perhaps part of a cupboard).

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Oh, and before I moved in there had been squatters too.
The back door didn't have a lock... They left this smiley among other things that weren't so cute. :-p
Smiley can stay for now.

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I love what the runny spray paint did with the textured wallpaper...

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...and like that I'm turning the house into a blank canvas, ready for a new life!
 I love how everyone who lived here has left some sort of mark, I don't need to erase it all.
Now it's my turn to make my own...

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