Trees for decorating your front entry

The three birches complete with decorative LED-lights

How much wood would a woodpecker peck if a woodpecker would peck wood…

Our front entrance used to be very plain (read: minimalistic). Over the past few years the Scandinavian style, with different types of wood being a focal point, has been growing on me. No more crackled patina paint jobs ala shabby chick for me! Soooooo, weΒ decided to bring some of the Norwegian forest to our front door.

Measure the height of of the area where the trees are to be put. In our case it was 2,4 meters from ground to ceiling.

Get a saw or call your local lumberjack. Remember to check with your local landowner before you start chopping down the wood and brining it home! We went for birch-trees, as these are plentiful and the bark is beautiful. The trees we selected had a circumference of 20-26 centimeters

After collecting the trees, place an impregnated board of wood on the ground. (We did not need to fasten this to the ground.) Measure the height from the board to the ceiling. Fasten the bottom of the trunks to the board with stainless screws and the top to the ceiling.Β If you don’t have a ceiling, you will probably have to fasten the top of the trees to the wall with a spacer of some sort.

The trees with some more details

We put some pine branches around the base of the trees for decoration, this is easy to alter according to time of year or occasion. We hung up a battery-powered LED string light for an extra cozy feeling. πŸ™‚

You can also save some branches (or put in your own pegs by drilling holes and securing with glue) for hanging up the kids’ rain clothes when you don’t want them inside. Just a practical tip! πŸ˜€

Nano went all in on this project, she’s pooped…

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Somebody needs to wash her bumbum!

So.. this happened today….

And THAT, my friends, led straight for the bathtub! It was a no negotiating kind of situation..

She kinda goes from a Mogwai to a Gremlin in these seconds from fluffy dry to soggy wet..

She actually likes it (sort of, kind of). Needs some attention and a little massage with soap and everything is fine πŸ˜€

Then she runs around, quick as a whip, drying herself on the rest of the house! πŸ™‚

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Couchsurfing, not by choice..

At home, sick with the flu. πŸ™ Good thing I have company! Although it seems she’s not very social at this time of day…… Now I know that when we are at work, it’s all lazytown around here!

She is a bit stuck up this one.. I nudge – she barely blinks πŸ™‚

Smile for the camera πŸ˜€
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They say there is no rest for the wicked….

This is a typical picture of our otherwise mischievous dog.. Cute right? πŸ™‚ But this tiny tot has a lot of cards up her sleeve. For instance she is an expert in kidnapping socks.. And earrings. And Christmas ornaments.

Nano, doing what she does best – resting on a pillow.

 

 

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