Today marks 8 years in this apartment. The one we went to look at for fun, that no one else wanted. I think the pictures below will tell you why, don’t think I have posted all of them before. You can read the story about our home here. When we saw the apartment, before moving in, we never went out on the balcony, so the first thing we did was running out to see if we could see the TV-Tower. With some effort, yes.
First picture from the interior. This is where Johan’s desk is those days.
There was dirt everywhere.
The kitchen had several layers of carpet that we removed, to get down to the wooden floor.
The secret room, which we use as storage and closet these days. Will go through all stuff and make a corner for writing, reading and solitude. Like this, but better.
The bathroom was horrendous. No basin, coal heated water, so dirty we both almost threw up while cleaning. The lady who lived here before (for 40 years), decided to put new plastic carpets on the floor instead of cleaning, so you can only imagine what was between the layers.
The walls were not sponge painted, as we first thought.
Fortunately we got new stoves (only 1 is new in this picture, as I guess you can see).
It took several days of cleaning before we could think of painting.
How satisfying is this? Deep breath.
Some of the trash made a beautiful picture.
Johan, 8 years ago. We used the window as fridge.
I have never lived this many years in one place before and never this big. We went from 34 square meters to 100 square meters, I think I still haven’t gotten used to how big it is. So happy we decided to take care of this place, it was a lot to do and I will probably never start a project like this again, but here we are and I hope we can stay for a long long time.