Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Thimble&Crowbar


Katja Rinkinen is at the helm of one of my favourite Finnish blogs, Parolan asema, describing the painstaking renovation process of an old railway station that they get to call home. The DIY inspiration she shares astounds me every time I visit her blog and seems to flow at such an abundance that it now spills into her second book, Sormustin ja sorkkarauta (directly translated as Thimble&Crowbar). The book is only in Finnish (at the moment?), but here are some of my favourite images that I'm sure many can enjoy anyway. 



Olin hirmuisen iloinen, kun postilaatikosta kolahti Katja Rinkisen uutukainen Sormustin ja sorkkarauta. Parolan asemalla olenkin käynyt jo useamman vuoden huokailemassa ja hengästymässä mahtavasta tekemisen meiningistä. Täytyy sanoa, että mikään näpertäjä en ole lainkaan, mutta monia Katjan ohjeita tekisi ihan oikeasti mieli kokeilla (nuo valaisimet... ). Lisäksi käytännön kokemukset ja hyvät neuvot vanhan talon kunnostamiseen liittyen olivat tosi kiinnostavaa luettavaa. 


17 comments:

  1. Vilket bra tips! Love the "wallpaper" made out of pages of old books, such a brilliant idea!
    Maira

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    1. This book is actually full of really appealing tips,
      not just crafts for the sake of crafts, but to actually make something nice :)

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  2. oh the charm of those shades in their feminine chic glory!

    :)

    michele

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    1. That was one of my favourites!
      I've been collecting a few shades like that from flea markets,
      should definitely put them to use one way or another!

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    1. Parolan asema on kyllä oikea kauneuden ja loistoidisten tyyssija!

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  4. J'adore l'ambiance de ces lieux et encore plus les luminaires
    Amitié
    Nell

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    1. Sorry, back to you in English
      - Katja's lighting ideas were some of my favourites, too,
      simple&beautiful.

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  5. Lovely inspiration,beautiful pictures!
    Hi/Johanna

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  6. J'aime beaucoup ses ambiances !!!
    Bonne journée.
    Sà.

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  7. OMG! Elegant and beautiful as usual. Looove your blog. Thanks for this

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  8. I think that everything here at your blog inspires me in some way !!

    XO
    Anci

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  9. Thank you for you l o v e l y words dear Sà, Gina&Anci
    - have a restful Sunday, x

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  10. I love that utilitarian storage - fab! Cheers from London! :)

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  11. I would like to know how to put together those lamp shades
    Thanks
    Debbie

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  12. I'd like to know how you put up those pages onto the wall.
    Thank you!

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