Dienstag, 26. Mai 2015

Some outdoor space inspirations...

Hello Lovelies, 
since my patio, which is becoming more of a sun room is
far away from getting ready.  
(Because we find more and more stuff to improve)
I wanted to share my favorite inspirations from Pinterest.
So here we go;)







Love the lights in these two photos.



Isn`t this gorgeous?

Oh and this one, it would be nice to have it, too!


So enjoy them, all found on Pinterest!
I will go back to painting;)


Pudel - design 

Montag, 25. Mai 2015

Patio renovation! Or how to bring home, some beachy feeling...:) Part 2!

Hello Lovelies, 
I hope you are doing well on this long weekend! ;)
I am for example was all day outside and worked on the patio.
And I can tell you, it`s come a looong way;)
I am so happy how it looks already. Really an improvement!

I realized, that I did not show you what I had in mind as I have chosen the title for the post.
I have described it to you, but I think that a photo is much better!;)

Here we go...

( I am really terrible at this;) but I think you get the idea!)

Here is my color palette, some light grey for the walls, gold, linen, beige, soft blues and some darker grey`s for the fabrics.
A nice and pretty wood for the table, for the decoration and for a nice hutch.
Glass, and some plants with huge leaves as accents.
Some patterned rugs and I wanted to keep the existing one too.

This was my shopping guide, my color palette as I was shopping for this space.


And this book was totally a really good inspiration source!


Love most of the homes showed in this book.
And here it is, far we`ve come.
After discussing if we should close up all of the space, we decided to do so.
Got some reclaimed wood, which was laying around and build a door and some walls to close up the previous wire shutters.


Two days ago it was looking like this...


We build a cat door too, at least you can see the opening yet.


And my furry friends are waiting...


Here is a close up on the door.


I will paint this side of the patio in the same color as the rest.

I also build two shelves for the big wall.


Already painted them too and they straight got up on the walls.
And we finally figured out where the cat toilet will go.
We will raise the bench and build a kind of booth or stall or something.


See the floor?
It is kind of nasty after few years of  rain and cat litter.
And it can`t be cleaned anymore. I tried to clean it with  high water pressure, but this is the cleanest it will get.
So I simply painted it.



And this is how it looks right now.
All painted in two grey tones a light and a darker one.
Love it:
But see yourself;)


What`s left to do is 
° close the little cat door, looks weird like this hole in the wall;)
° paint the outside of the door, 
° build the cat toilet spot, 
and finally get some decorations in!;)

Like to see how it all started?


So what so you think about it so far?
Love to hear from you!


Pudel - design

Sonntag, 17. Mai 2015

Update on the patio renovation...

Hello Lovelies, 
it`s been three days, so how far have I come with the renovation?!
Not as far as I wished, but making progress!;)
So I removed the chicken/cat/rabbit wire, 
which was covering the windows of the entire patio
and put the acrylic glass in the window spaces, 
which looked kind of odd at the first sight.
But you get used to it.
It is still airy and light, minus the terrible wind and rain which 
always is on this side of the house.



See what I mean?


Than I got sidetracked by the beautiful smell of the elder bushes!
Oh so pretty and fragrant!



Oh, and look at this color,,,
isn`t this beautiful?



Okay. back to post...:)
So this is how it looks when all is finished.
The one side at least.
I don`t know if I want to cover the doors and the other side.
Well, we will see about that.


That`s  the view from the inside 


and the outside.


I want to paint the beams above the windows in the same grey tone as the color below.
It is too light right now I think.
Here you can see the side view as well, all painted too.
so I think I am done with painting.;)


Oh shoot now I see the missing plank!
;O
Do you see it too? No?! That`s good...
I think my flower patches need some love too, 
oh I have so much love to give!
But this is a whole other story...

Oh and I have finished the scratching pole for my cats.


My cats do love it.
And I bought a gigantic indoor palm tree.
So huge and beautiful.
So I ned to pot the greens, and still not sure what to do with the floor and old rug!
Any suggestions?
Maybe I lower the benches too, not sure about that either...

Okay, now I will go back to the mess!



Have a nice start into the next week my Luvs!


Pudel - design

Donnerstag, 14. Mai 2015

Patio renovation! Or how to bring home, some beachy feeling...:) Part 1!

Hello Lovelies, 
I hope you are well!
I had some busy days!
Still preparing for my art exhibition in August and renovate my home a bit.
I wanted to start my bathroom this year, but I decided to tackle my patio!
Wanna see some before shots?
How it looked before painting everything a light grey color?!
So here we go...


All of this furniture had to go, 
everything was painted a light grey, got my old chairs out, want to paint the cushions  the same color as the walls.
Want to close the "windows" with some poly glass, because the wind and rain on this side of the house is really bad.
Want to paint the floor, with some outdoor paint.
Get some nice decoration, fabric, pillows and sisal for this outdoor room!
Lets see how this will turn out!;)

Here are some in the process pictures, I am not finished, just in the middle of this project.


Like you can see I am finished with the walls and benches.
And made a huge mess around of course;)
Please don`t mind the kitty litter;)
I will build a nice spot for that too. But for now this is their favorite spot to go to the toilet!

Here they are helping...



See all the fitness equipment in the back?
Since I got my amazing road bike I don`t need a treadmill and an erg.
So they had to go, but before that than they find their home on the patio.
But not for long.


This will be the new kitty scratch pole! ;)

Aand this here is the new paint.



Looks already so much better, right?

I have a question for you, does anyone know how to bleach and color a moroccan rug?
I would love to hear from you!


Pudel - design

Freitag, 8. Mai 2015

The new Lonny mag is online!

Hello Lovelies, the new Lonny mag is online!

Just click the pic to get there.


Happy reading;)


Pudel - design

Samstag, 11. April 2015

A white dresser for my studio!

Hello my Lovelies!
I just wanted to share my new/old revamped dresser with you.
I was in desperate need for some more storage in my studio.
And my prayers came true;)
My Dad and I found this hutch and dresser, both around 25 years old, with dents and scratches
and with some warped doors and drawers.
Some handles were missing too.

So I fell in love with them and took them home with me.
The dresser got right away into my studio, and with the hutch I have something other in mind.

Here is the before for you


And here is what I did with it.

I did not repaired all the marks from it`s past!
I wanted to leave it a little scratched and used, just put a new coat of paint and let it be;)

Just give it a quick sanding and painted the whole thing white,



like so...



And I decided to paint the bottom section of the dresser in the same orange color like some of the accents in this room.


And as you can see in the background I taped of my small file cabinet and did some touch ups on them as well.

Put some new hardware on the drawers and I was done;)




Here we go, some pretty after photos!
With the whole furniture arrangement;)




The whole combo together.
I love the wire basket I got at a thrift store, for 7€! 
What a steal, right?
So I can put my wrapping paper in it and wooden bars I made picture frames from;)
I am kind of obsessed with orange - coral and pink in this room, don`t know why...



So, here is again the before and after; for you ;)


What do you think?
Do you like it?
I think it is amazing to give something old a new life and don`t let it go to waste.
And the huge plus is the gained storage;)

Pudel - design