Sunday, 6 September 2009

Paint it white

ENG: Polly Line wanted a house, but hadn't found the perfect one yet. Instead she bought a small Lundby prefabricated house in which she could live while searching for the house of her dreams. It was a bit oldfashioned, with small paned windows and dated wallpapers and exterior, but Polly Line painted both the interior and exterior walls white and replaced the living room window with a larger one with a nice view to the patio. She was quite pleased with the end result!


NOR: Polly Line ønsket seg et hus, men fant aldri det perfekte huset hun ønsket seg. Istedet kjøpte hun et lite ferdighus fra Lundby for å ha et sted å bo mens hun lette etter drømmehuset.
Det var ganske gammeldags, med smårutede vinduer og utdaterte tapeter og fasader, men Polly Line malte både utvendige og innvendige vegger hvite og erstattet stuevinduet med et større vindu med fin utsikt til terrassen. Hun ble ganske fornøyd med sluttresultatet!





ENG: To the left: The living room door is also updated.
To the right: This window Polly Line kept unaltered.
NOR: Til venstre: Stuedøra har også fått en oppfriskning.
Til høyre: Dette vinduet beholdt Polly Line som det var.


ENG: Here is the house before the restoration. The picture is from the Lundby company's homepage.
NOR: Her er huset før oppussingen. Bildet er fra Lundbys hjemmeside.

Credits: The house is a Lundby Småland extension floor. The pavement are coasters from a second-hand store. The back wall of the patio is an Ikea soap dish and the other wall is a wooden table mat. The door handle is made of tiny beads.

22 comments:

Rita said...

Så flott det blir.Likte spesielt godt uteplassen. :))

Rebecca said...

Brilliant! I look forward to seeing how Polly Line furnishes her house.
I thought at first you had made the little holes in the back wall, to put up wires to train a plant over. Then I realised they were already there! I would never have known what the paving and walls were originally.

callsmall said...

SO COOL! I love Polly Line's house! I want to live there :)

Oese said...

Ich bin total begeistert, was für eine tolle Behausung. Ich hätte die Zusatzetage auch gern, um sie allein aufzustellen. Aber mein Zimmer ist schon zu voll. So habe ich gestern das Bushaltestellenhäuschen weiß gestrichen, aber die Acrylfarbe deckt nicht richtig. Welche Farbe hast du denn genommen? Und hast du das große Fenster selbst ausgesägt?
Das Terassenfoto ist so lebensecht, Wahnsinn!

Modern MC said...

This revamp rocks!

Pubdoll said...

Takk Rita! Jeg ble ganske fornøyd med den jeg også :-)

Pubdoll said...

Thank you Rebecca! Polly Line is quite eager to move in, so I hope it won't take too long before she's settled in :-)

Pubdoll said...

Thanks callsmall! You're most welcome, but I must warn you, two rooms aren't a lot of space to live in :-)

Pubdoll said...

Danke Oese! (I must write this in English, too much for me in German)

I have loved using the extension floors, since they can stand alone or on top of another when I need more rooms, because they come ready wired and because I can't saw a straight line!

I used a knife to cut the hole in the wall, it took a while since it's hard plastic, afterwards I painted it using three coats of the same oil paint I used for the wooden walls in my daughters room, the first was a base coat that sticks to anything. (I painted the room and the house at the same time :-)) Then I glued a sheet of clear plastic to the outside of the wall as a window before I covered it with a precut exterior cardboard wall in the same shape as the interior wall, also painted white

Sans said...

LOL! Fancy someone already wanting to live in Polly's empty house! She must be a really "hot" designer. But I think I know what Callsmall mean. Your photography is great, Helene, it makes the whole place looks realistic, like it is a cubist home in a field . The sunshine too makes the "house" look warm & cosy and full of potential, even without any furnishing.

Pubdoll said...

Ha, ha, thanks Modern MC!

Julianna said...

The patio is fantastic and the house looks great too. Much more modern. :)

Pubdoll said...

Thanks Sans, Polly Line loved to hear that :-) She just hope people won't be disappointed seeing the house after it's furnished and with all her knick knacks!

Pubdoll said...

Thank you Julianna!
I'm quite pleased with the patio myself :-)

dora said...

Me parece fantastica como ha quedado la casa, Pero... el jardin maravilloso.

Pubdoll said...

Thank you Carmen, I'm glad you liked the garden :-)
I have also another house like this, without any changes made to it :-)

Gracias Carmen, me alegro de que te gustaba el jardín :-)
Tengo también otra casa como esta, sin ninguna modificación hecha a la misma :-)

Natalie said...

Lovely!
It looks beautiful in all white! and very contemporary! I love the large window! and the patio! and everything! I had to do a double take because it looked so real! you've done a brilliant make-over :)

suizou said...

Ikea soap dish! Perfect!

Pubdoll said...

Thank you so much Natalie!
So glad you liked it, I loved to hear it looked real:-)

Pubdoll said...

Thank you suizou! Nice to see new faces here :-) I've checked your blog and loved it! Will come back later when I'm not working :-)

Debby said...

Ooh wow! what a funny & lovely blog you've got. Great house and photography (just like Sans) The framing makes it look so real. Nice to some modern

Give Polly my congratulations on her new house!!

Pubdoll said...

Thank you Debby for the nice compliments, and thank you for following my blog! You're very welcome, I found your blog just today and am astonished by your fabulous and beautiful work!

The congratulations are passed on to Polly, who said I had to thank you from her as well!