The first week back, we managed to make the large bedroom actually resemble a bedroom, as well as paint the corridor, which made me extremely happy.
Some before and after shots:
We had bought some furniture before Christmas from an elderly couple moving to Leipzig. They were selling their hardcrafted wooden bedroom furniture from the 20s, which was made by the man’s grandfather and given to his parents as a wedding gift. We were so excited to put the mattress on the bed, only to find that the bed is such a weird shape, almost like a square! A normal double mattress is too long yet too narrow for it.
At the back of the wardrobe, there are dates and locations written, I guess they must be the places where the wardrobe had been. Visible is ‘A. Hitlerstr. ’39’.
We found this horse painting in an antique shop in Sandomierz, a small town near Artur’s hometown. The painting is actually from the 20s, from a Bayern family that had portraits painted of their four horses. The other paintings were all bought, so I am guessing our horse was the ugliest, which surprises me, because I think he is such a good looking horse! (I am assuming it is a male horse.)
Corridor before and after:
I wanted to paint the corridor a dark blue, but couldn’t find the remaining blue colorant (it wouldn’t have been enough, anyway), so settled on grey. I added the remainder of a purple colorant I found and I am actually extremely happy with this grey-lilac colour.