I know I am way behind when it comes to blogging – a ton of new things I want to share with you and of course most of it taking place in our summer house. I promise to do my best to bring you up to speed.
Checking in today quickly – to share pictures and plans to our dining space in Mölle, Sweden. Its placed in the center of the house – its the first thing you see as you walk in through the main door or back porch doors. Ideally I want to seat 10 people here and currently we can squeeze in 8, so we need to make space for 2 more…
As we were building, one important piece, was getting up our old General Electric industry lamps from Texas – which have been sitting in our old basement for some +7 years. It was time for them to shine and what better place than here! They are an eye-catcher for sure, glad we took the decision to put them up!
We bought them at KirkAlbert in Seattle and shipped them to Sweden many years ago.
These lamps are heavy, and required extra ceiling support, but the beauty of building a new house – well, then that is an easy fix. I really love how they turned out, -they add an American touch as well as that unique and “wow’ contrast to it all. As you can see below, I purposely have not cleaned them…
To the lamps, I’m using an old table from our previous summar place. Its not perfect in size and format but hey, its a summer house and I believe in trying to use and make the best of what you have. However, want to make minor updates to the table + chairs…
For example the table is obviously super old, +100 years for sure and has started to crack a lot. But the biggest concern, the table top is not big/wide enough and ‘ people keep hitting their poor knees in to the bottom ALL the time – super annoying – so we need to fix more leg and chair space.
First step, I repainted the bottom to a green/gray color. I felt the white made it feel too much of a farmers table for some reason.
Here is a good pictures that really show how there is not enough space for your legs… The table top needs to come out further…
Above you see the big crack that has started to show more and more. Again, I dont think the bottom is that great but I will most likely keep it for now and just change the top? Luckily, I found a wood-saw works business very close to our summer place who offers a ton of different wood to pick & chose from.
I only needed a few minutes in there to find my new table top! Believe its called Poplar…and voila, I now have 4 big Poplar planks in our garage – waiting to be taken care of. More to come on that in a few weeks when I am there again…but believe we will be able to solve the space issue now!
While I am at it, I decided to do a little make over on the chairs as well. The very light gray color (they almost look white) is not working for me in this space so painting them in a slightly darker gray than the kitchen, -but still keeping them within the same color-code family (which includes some tiny drops of yellow).
When I was there a few weeks back, I got started on the chairs, but they still need another final coat of paint. Unfortunately I forgot to take pictures last time of how its progressing, but promise to show you next time.
Let this be our “before” picture for now – and remind me later to show the “after’ pic as well -once I am done with my updates!
That is all for me this morning, will check in later today with some additional updates but now time to enjoy the day and day off with my darling kiddos.