So, we got the apartment! Let me tell you, moving was not fun. Packing was even worse. But the unpacking and organizing and all that is so much fun... for me at least. I think I've been driving everyone else insane, but whatever.
Right now it is snowing like crazy, I have the laundry going, the dishwasher started, and Jagged Little Pill playing in the CD player. Basically, it's the perfect time to get everyone updated to an extent.
We moved in the weekend after Thanksgiving, right after the first snowfall (go figure, right?). We have too many couches (never thought that would be an issue), our bedrooms are total wrecks upstairs right now, 1.75 baths (weird, but I'll explain. We have a full bath upstairs, a half bath on the main floor, and a toilet in the basement with a utility sink in the laundry room), and no dining room chairs. Our place is huge for a two bedroom apartment. We have a decent sized living room, a dining room, a small kitchen, a rec room downstairs, and a laundry room, along with the bathrooms and bedrooms. It's also a townhouse apartment, so we only have neighbors on the sides, no one above or below us. It's pretty rad.
I think I have all the living room finished for now. We can't fit one of the couches (we have 4 between the two of us) through the basement door, so we currently have 3 in the living room. Lots of big furniture in here, which isn't ideal, but we have plenty of seating for when friends come over now.
I'll spare your eyes from looking at the old beat up couches (two have covers, but they're always disheveled), but here's an idea of what some of the room looks like.
I have a lot of stuff for walls, never realized just how much I had until I wanted all of it up. I still have piles of stuff downstairs that I'm trying to find a place for. I'm planning on sprucing up our laundry room with an area rug and such, but I need to figure out a way to hang lightweight frames on concrete.... Any suggestions? I was thinking about command adhesives, but I'm not sure if the basement gets wet walls at all like Allie's basement used to.
Here's the dining room so far. I'm actually waiting on a pair of gorgeous South African Blesbok skulls to hang up as well, keep with the safari-ish theme that ended up happening since I have so many of these wooden animals (excuse all of the mess, I'm in the middle of another big project- taking over the basement and making it another decent living space).
|Here you can see into the living room... where one of the perpetually disheveled couch covers can also be seen|
I'll actually do another post later today about all of my DIY/furniture flip projects that I've done or have started since we moved in. I've been in full gear, trying to get everything done. The problem is, every time I get something done, I manage to find a purpose for some other piece of furniture at Salvation Army/Goodwill that I don't have room for and don't want to part with. It's a sickness. I need to be stopped.
Nothing much else in the apartment decoration wise that's worth showing in my opinion. Not everything is finished or in it's final space yet, so.... then again it may never be in it's final resting place so whatever, here's a few other shots from around the house. The bedroom needs to be clean and finished before anyone can see that mess....
I do have something exciting to show everyone though... I got kitties! They're brother and sister, and I couldn't love them more. Everyone, meet Sarabi and Abu! Sarabi is the multi-color calico, and Abu is the sleepy grey tabby. They're ridiculously adorable, and the biggest cuddlers. Right now, they're curled up on the couch together napping.
Well..... I guess I should go back to being a responsible adult and switch the laundry, vacuum, and try to finish the basement up a little bit..... Chelsea is still asleep upstairs, so I have the washer and dryer all to myself (she gets home from work around 9am)!
I'll be back later to show you my little projects I've done later. Hope everyone is enjoying the Superbowl with close friends tonight! I'm refusing to leave the house if I can manage. The snow can stop any time now.... ;)
Let me know if you guys have any suggestions on how to hang stuff up on the concrete in the laundry room! I'd really like to spruce up the space so it doesn't feel so gloomy and like it has to do with chores... haha :)