Refurbishment

You will not believe what this apartment looks like now

Extreme change of apartment

You will not believe what this apartment looks like now

Total Change of Apartment

Who? Anette-Marie Antonsen, blogger and photographer

What? Decoration object with patterned wallpaper

Where? At Lørenskog, outside of Oslo

Antonsen has documented the entire project on his blog. Here you will also get more details about the products that are used.

– Shit, here’s a lot to be done.

It was the first thought that struck Anette-Marie Antonsen when she saw the housing ad for the first time. She was looking for a two bedroom apartment for herself and her daughter, but did not intend to buy a home improvement object.

Although orange is named color of the year, and graphic patterns are hot nowadays, it’s easier to move right when you have children. Moreover, just setting an apartment can be expensive in itself.

– Like coming home

Therefore, she left the view on this apartment just to see. Then something happened.

– It felt like coming home. It was completely different from seeing it on the pictures. The wallpaper and everything were quieter when you stood in it. It became very popular with light and everything in the ad. There was a soothing feeling inside, she says.

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You will not believe what this apartment looks like now

MONEY STRAIGHT TAPE: So one bedroom and kitchen looked out before the renovation. Photo: Diakrit

A couple of weeks later she stood with the key in her hand and a huge project in front of her.

Even though the apartment had been well taken care of, it should be completely changed. In ten days, preferably.

– We chose to do everything at once. We worked from startless to great day every day. The plan was ten days, but we did it in less than three weeks.

Apartment Completion

A living room became a bedroom, a bathroom was renovated and a flickering new kitchen installed.

Antonsen was assisted by craftsmen and family, and included everything she could.

– Removing wallpaper is what I remember best. For a job. And there is no shortcut to this. It’s a hell job without the same thing, but when you get in a goal, even with an inflammation of your shoulders, it’s a liberating feeling, she says.

– I was going to have a loss on several walls, but after that job I was completely relieved of all that has to do with the wallpaper.

Instead, she chose to paint in different colors, but in a logical context, in the different rooms of the apartment.

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You will not believe what this apartment looks like now

KITCHEN: This is what the kitchen looks like after the renovation. The oven is from Samsung and the kitchen interior is from Kvik. Photo: Anette-Marie Antonsen

Lune colors

And it was not a question of painting white.

– I received inspiration from different online, but mostly from my own head. I would not have white style and white walls. I’ve had before, but I had it because it was fashion. It’s not me. I like it darker and luner.

The walk is therefore brown, while her bedroom has got blue-green walls.

The small bathroom was covered with two different tiles from Right Price Tiles. Afterwards, this is the room she is most pleased with.

“We managed to make such smart solutions in an otherwise small room,” says Antonsen. In order to save space, she chose to have a small wash of only 33 centimeters. But it has been shown to work absolutely excellent.

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You will not believe what this apartment looks like now

BAD: The pipes were old and had to be replaced. Wash, faucet, shower and shower walls got Anette-Marie sponsored from the Oslo Plumbing Center at Furuset. The sink itself is only 32 centimeters in diameter. Photo: Anette-Marie Antonsen

Did not get an office

The biggest challenge was finding the right craftsmen: at the right price and with the right experience. It was also important for Antonsen that they had an understanding of the details she wanted when doing such a great job.

It was only one of her ideas that has not yet been completed.

– I want to turn a hook into an office, with a nice sliding door that becomes part of the living room. This is not something urgent and I do not know if it will be completed. But it had been cool then, it really did.

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You will not believe what this apartment looks like now

SITE: The wallpaper was removed in favor of gray painted walls in the living room. The roof is today painted concrete. Photo: Anette-Marie Antonsen

– Great feeling

Beyond that, she finds the apartment far better than she had imagined.

– I love the lists, the corners, the ceiling and the walls. The kitchen. All the nice details of the bathroom that we made, and not least the color of the bedroom. Besides, it’s an amazing feeling to live in something you’ve made. Which is different and own.

You will not believe what this apartment looks like now

BEDROOMS: Mother and daughter have each received their inviting bedrooms. The adult room is painted in the color Mystical Paris from the North Sea. Photo: Anette-Marie Antonsen

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