Sunday, July 24, 2011

Mr. and Mrs. Fix-It

It doesn't take much to impress Will and me after living in Africa for three years. So this week when we walked into Obi, the German version of Home Depot in Hungary, we were in awe of all the STUFF you can get. As I said to Will, "Imagine if you had had one of these in Nairobi." Everything would have been a lot easier to fix and find and make. So that's what we set out to do during our Obi shopping experience... Find stuff and fix up our new flat.
Our fix-it list:
1. Chain and hooks to keep the windows from banging in the wind when open.
2. Door stops to keep doors from banging shut when the wind blows through the open window.
3. Paint to cover the hideous lime wall in our living room and kitchen.

We added in a few extra finds as well... broom, soap dish, pliers (Will's tool kit is in our Hungary bound shipment - gotta have something in the meantime!).

We went from this (our flat upon arrival):
To this:
I'm still not completely sold on the color, but it's definitely an improvement. And I can always go back to Obi to buy more paint. I love living in the Western world!


  1. i love the new color!! have fun.. wish i could help

  2. Kimberly,
    Looks like so much fun with all the exploration and fixing. And even better with Will to share it with. And the new color is much better!!!
    Love ya,

  3. What a great flat. Love the layout and it looks like you've even got a window over kitchen sink.

    Love and God Bless,