– It’s become a brand-new room, says Sjur and Dorthe Hovland, when they see the old pig barn with their daughter Pia.
The family handed over the old barn building to Ted for hjem with the desire to convert the unused room into a social gathering place.
Time home and designer Malin Persson was free to revamp the barn space, and Malin chose to continue the rustic feel.
The change was about a light update and a mix of old and new elements.
See the change before and after in the photo circle.
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For the designer, it was about maintaining as much of the rustic feel as possible in the room.
Don’t make it something modern, but by simple means restore and strengthen the rustic character that once existed, says Mallin.
To achieve a complete and pleasant atmosphere in the room, all surfaces were attached to each other in this way:
- The brick walls were kept intact, but were covered with some loose plaster to bring out more bricks.
- The long wall of wood was painted and covered with chalk paint.
- The kitchen table is painted with the same chalk paint as the long wall.
- The old ceiling beams were kept in their rustic form, but the panel between them was painted light.
- The floor was given rustic parquet of the same category as ceiling beams.
- All other interiors were chosen based on the desire for natural materials and a gradient color palette.
See the product list for information on the colors, materials, and furniture used in the barn.
Social room with pizza oven
The family has always thought that a relatively large and fairly bright room can be used for social activities. They envisioned long tables for lovely gatherings and maybe board games – but the pizza oven was just an idea.
– We were really surprised by it, and it was great, says Dorthe Hovland.
Several months have passed since the renovation – the stove has been widely used.
“We made a lot of pizza there over the fall, and we’re now looking forward to exploring other dishes that can be made in the oven,” says Dorthe.
Reuse and natural materials
An unusual type of oak was laid on the floor. It is made of recycled oak materials. We think you’ll see more of these recycled products in the future. The result here gave a dark brown, lively surface.
The baking table consists of an old antique bench on which a marble top has been placed. Excellent for cooking. The table can also be used as a dining table.
An old ladder was installed on the ceiling above the baking table. This serves as a hanger for kitchen utensils, bunches of dried herbs, and wicker baskets.
Other than that, we find natural materials in rugs, baskets, utensils, lampshade shade, and baking accessories. Even the benches made by the Time for Home gang are made from leftover materials available, or from whatever else you’ve found in your own garage. There Einar also found an old window that fits perfectly in this room!
How to make a simple Malin sofa furniture
Sofa furniture is made in the simplest way with a base of rough boards, fixed with screws to the transverse logs. The panels are of ordinary construction wood, 48 x 148 cm.
The transverse logs lying on the floor are two such boards, screwed together and fixed in an upright position. It has a recess of about two meters from the planks. This forms the bottom of the sofa.
It was also possible to use pallet tires. The wood material was dyed brown.
Then good soft mattresses were laid on the bases, and backs were made using rolled up mattresses and fastened with leather straps.
Very comfortable to sit in, and also easy to convert into a cozy sleeping space if needed. As textiles, beige linen is used easily and simply.
How Einar built the foundation for his pizza oven
The base of the pizza oven is constructed from lecastane – four retaining walls that together form a kitchen table. Just over three stone heights makes the seat height approximately 90cm. The stones were made in the usual way with cement and steel rebar. The depth of the counter is closer to a meter, because the pizza oven is very large.
Upon completion of construction, Einar applied a thick layer of natural plaster for a smooth, subtle result.
In order for the corners to be beautiful and sturdy, stainless steel wall corners were added. It is baked into the plaster, where one can put the plaster corners into the putty. Invisible in the end then.
The shelves were also made for the kitchen table, and a plinth was built at the bottom. Everything was treated with natural plaster and painted with chalk paint.
The pizza oven is located on two central walls, which are carefully positioned so that both the oven and the worktops receive the necessary support.
When the stove was in place, solid, untreated oak worktops were finally installed. These were tied in width, as the work surface was one meter deep.
The worktop is treated with olive oil.
The pizza oven has a chimney through the outside wall and a steel tube installed on the outside.
How did Ron make a wall that looks like a wall
The long wall of the building was just a visible cladding mounted on columns. Here, Ron chose to install bathroom tiles in the direction of the room. This is because Malin wanted a plain surface that looked like a wall.
Ron thought bathroom tiles were more appropriate than the gypsum board in this room. The outer wall is not yet insulated, and moisture differences can damage the plasterboard.
So – the bathroom tiles were screwed to the studs, the wall was primed. Then it was filled with suitable putties and reinforcing tapes on all joints. Finally, the wall was “filled” twice with adhesive before being painted with chalk paint.
This is how it became a wall that looked like a wall, with a place for a shelf and everything.
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