Hey wonderful people!
Recently, by some miracle, I've had more and more readers... Meaning more readers than my Mom and myself (lame, I know...) So a big thank you to all of you who spend some of your time with me here. I'm so happy to welcome you in the Little White House.
But I also realise that you've never actually seen any of my remodeling, as nothing has really been done in the house... yet. So make yourself comfortable and read this story about the past...
Je me suis rendue compte que je ne vous avez jamais montré aucune de mes transformations d'intérieur, puisque rien n'a encore été vraiment fait dans la maison.
I rummaged through old pictures and for the very first time managed to digitalised them (does that make sense?). Please be nice with me as I tool no real before/after photos at the time as I had no blog and nobody else than me was interested in that.
J'ai donc farfouillé dans mes archives, tenté de scanner quelques vieilles photos. Et voilà!
This was my first home redo: my very tiny studio in Paris: a 129 square feet room (seen above) and a 10 square feet kitchen and about the same size for the bathroom. It might seem crazy, but to me it was like a castle and my first remodeling project. There was a sliding door in front of the kitchen which is already removed in the next picture. The floor was an old green carpet.
Ma première réfection était mon tout petit studio parisien: minuscule cuisine peinte en beige un peu pisseux, porte coulissante devant la cuisine et vieille moquette au sol.
After (again, sorry for the bad quality):
This picture was taken from the balcony you can see in the first picture (in the top corner, you can see the yellow curtain I had chosen at the time). I had wanted the studio to be cheerful as Paris seemed rather grey to me.
That little dog at the front is my dear Fanny, RIP.
At the back, you can see my very first kitchen!
La photo a été prise du balcon: on peut voir le rideau jaune que j'avais choisi: j'avais voulu que le studio soit très gai pour compenser le gris parisien (et au désespoir de ma maman, je change de couleur dominante à chaque déménagement...). Un petit clin d'oeil sur cette photo à mon petit chien Fanny.
I had added the top cabinets (from Ikea, you may recognize), but couldn't change the bottom one, so I just added the same knob. The walls were repainted white as it was the best way to keep some light in that tiny space. And, believe me or not, I cooked a lot in that kitchen!
J'étais très fière de ma cuisine car, pour petite qu'elle était, c'était ma première et j'y ai fait beaucoup d'essais culinaires. J'avais ajouté les éléments du haut (Ikea) et juste changé la poignée du bas pour unifier un peu...
Dearest readers, can I ask you for one more favour? Could some of you leave a comment? I would be delighted to read your feelings... And to get to know you a little...
I'm linking this "past post" to:
(For some reason, I can't get all the buttons to go where I want them to... Please, don't feel offended if your button is not the first, they just choose to be where they are, who knew they were that stubborn!)
A special warm welcome to those who come from these parties!
Little White House xxx