I finally finished my chairs!
Here’s how these chairs looked when I found them next to the garbage containers.
And here’s how they look now:
A big improvement, isn’t it! I removed the flaking veneer from the edge using a knife and used wood filler to make the edge smooth again. Then I sanded the chairs lightly and painted them. Easy and didn’t cost me anything! (I already had wood filler and paint)
Here you can see them in our kitchen:
I’m so happy that I have these chairs! They are so sturdy and now that they have been painted, they also look good. A great find + a bit of effort = affordable decor Love that!
Ps. I’m hopefully making some progress soon with my industrial style lamps (see part 1 here and part 2 here)… They’ve been taking longer that I expected. I have the concrete and the molds, but I still need to find time to make the bases. I already tested the concrete and made something of it… and I will show you soon what I made (and maybe after that my finished lamps).
Today is my 22nd and NimiDesign’s 1st birthday! Yay!
I’m just relaxing and enjoying my day today. Had an amazing brunch with my husband earlier and now I’m finishing up some projects.
I’ve been busy lately and would have wanted to have something nice to show you today, but instead I’m only showing some work in progress: dining chairs sanded and ready for paint!
Paint is drying as I type so hopefully I have something new to share soon…
I just found these dining chairs next to the garbage containers (the same ones I found this lamp from).
They’re a bit beat up, but very sturdy and similar to the ones we already have, you can see from this photo:
Well, the black one you see, which is pretty much identical to the chairs I found (except all black) is not very sturdy. The joints are a bit loose which makes it a bit wobbly. And the other black Ikea chair is nice but it’s so much higher than the other chairs, so it just doesn’t really fit in.
So, my plan is to fix and paint these free chairs and replace my current black chairs with them.
Sounds good? I think so.
Yesterday was my husband’s 25th birthday <3
To celebrate, I made a chocolate cake for him. I combined different recipes and this is how it turned out:
Looks super delicious, doesn’t it!
It has mud cake layers with chocolate mousse filling and chocolate buttercream frosting on top! SUPER chocolaty and so good!
Here’s the recipe:
The Super Chocolate Birthday Cake
2,5 dl of flour
0,5 t of baking powder
2dl of sugar
0,25 dl of milk
1,5 dl of strong coffee
100 g of butter
100g of dark chocolate
Heat the oven to 175 celsius. Grease the pan and flour it ( I used an Ikea 365+ saucepan, 15cm diameter. If you want to use a regular size cake pan, double the recipe). Mix all dry ingredients together. Add milk, egg and coffee. Melt the butter and add the chocolate in the butter. Stir until chocolate is melted. Mix everything together. Pour to a pan. Put in the oven for 50 minutes or till it’s cooked. Let cool for at least 15 minutes before removing the pan. Let cool completely. Cut away the rounded top and cut the cake to four layers.
Chocolate Mousse Filling:
For filling I used a store bought chocolate mousse, but you could also make whipped cream and add cocoa powder or melted, cooled chocolate and vanilla and sugar for flavor.
Assemble the cake and let cool in the refrigerator for at least an hour.
Chocolate Buttercream Frosting:
0,5 dl butter (room temperature)
1,5 dl of powdered sugar
0,5 dl of cocoa powder
1-2 tbsp of cream
Cream the butter. Add powdered sugar and cocoa powder. Mix at a really slow speed. Add cream and beat for 3 minutes. Add cream of powdered sugar if needed, to get the right consistency. I like it soft and creamy.
Spread the frosting on the cake and put in the refrigerator for at least 5 hours ( I didn’t so it was a bit too soft when we cut it). Ideal would be to refrigerate the cake over night and let it warm in room temperature for half an hour before eating to soften it a bit.