Saturday, January 10, 2009

Things Are Spinning

I've had some really bad vertigo issues lately, so figuring out placement for new furniture and such hasn't been too high up on my happy list. I'm finally on the up-swing and will be attacking my current project items in the next few days. I have a friend coming into town and I want to be able to get things done so that they're not on my mind while she's here. She's my awesome deadline. So, lots of sleep is on the agenda, along with happy cleaning. I keep telling myself to take pictures of the changes, but at this point I think I'm the only one reading this, so I can make myself wait. While I wait for those, this is an awesome picture. I love our little man.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009


I think I've mentally killed myself. 2 nights ago I was up until 3:30 in the morning painting. I wasn't tired at all when I got into bed, but oh man I felt it 4 hours later when the little man woke up. It's been a dizzy couple of days since then. I'm in love with the place now, or at least I will be by tomorrow night. We have a new sofa & loveseat, from the Ikea Ektorp series. They finish the place off beautifully. I'm halfway through my list of smaller projects(dresser, cabinet, couch), and will be finishing them tomorrow, fingers crossed. I have V. teachers coming over Thursday morning, so that's my deadline to at least get things semi-organized again. Currently the apartment looks scraggly, but I love the in-between phase. I've got the end result in my mind and that's what keeps me going. So, happy thoughts for tomorrow! Most everything will have to be wrapped up, organized and cleaned. I'll be taking pictures of everything then. Wahoooo!

Just a tiny taste of my catch-all surfaces right now. This one will be the easiest to sort :)

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Big Changes

I'm not quite sure what's got me on this kick lately, but after hours awake in bed, and a mini-inspiration session this afternoon, I've finally made up my mind about this apartment. BIG changes are coming tonight! It's a good thing I don't sleep much. I'll have plenty of time to let all the paint dry :)

Friday, January 2, 2009

Where's My Muscle Man When I Need Him

I didn't realize what was missing until halfway through moving the tv cabinet. Andrew. He's the one with buff arms that makes things so much easier. Well, now I'm in an 'Uh....' phase.

I moved stuff. Blah. Didn't work out right at all. That's what it looked like.

Moved stuff again. Now I'm stuck. It's staying this way till we get new stuff.
Currently we have a crap 3 seater sofa that I assume was originally white. Not even close now. We got it off Craigslist a few months after Dylan was born and we were desperate for something bigger than a loveseat. We paid 60 bucks for it, so I'll be fine to get rid of it. We also have a hand-me-down loveseat that I hate/love. Hate the fabric, love the shape. The loveseat is going to be recovered in this fun pink/brown fabric sometime soon(I'm definitely gonna need my dad's help on that one). Thank you to Hancocks for having fun and inexpensive fabric. Love it.
The 3 seater is going to be replaced by either a 5 seater sectional, or a 3 seater sofa with 1 or 2 armchairs. Who knows. It's all still up in the air thanks to the never consistant Craigslist. Can't they just have exactly what I want, in perfect condition, and for half the normal price? In my dreams. Speaking of craigslist, I take you to the ever wonderful Free Section, where I got this cute dresser.
I finally decided on the design I'm going to put on the front of the drawers, and the overall paint is a delicious color by Behr called Vanilla Milkshake. After about 15 minutes in Home Depot with my mom and sister, we were finally able to match the cream color in the design. I just need to sand that puppy down a bit, prime it, paint it, and then slap the paper on the front. I got this before the pink/brown fabric, but it's funny how they kinda look the same.
Oh, and I need to find new nobulars for it. I'm thinking small glass pulls would be fun. The other happy find was a cabinet I found for 30 bucks. Still no idea how to change it, or if I'm even going to. For now I'm going to use it to hold the new shiny dishes I got for Christmas(thank you Andrew!!). It should be interesting.
So I guess I'm playing the waiting game for some of this stuff. Rearranging is put on hold till I can replace that 3 seater. I might be able to get the dresser at least primed tomorrow. Oooh, happy thought. I'm going to Ikea with my mom in the morning. New curtains for the front room/dining room windows are on my 'To-Get' list. As far as I've found, Ikea is the only play with curtains that are ceiling to floor length for us. Besides that, I'm just happy to go for the inspiration. When I repainted the main wall a different blue I ended up taking almost everything off of all the walls in our main space just to start fresh. My mom said the other day that it looked like we had just moved in. I'm working on fixing that still, as you can see. I love the chaos :0)

I Made A Big Mistake

So foolishly I watched the movie 'Because I Said So' this afternoon, and now I'm on a rearranging kick. The mother and daughter are women after my own heart. I love it. Well I have mentally rearranged the main area furniture and am gonna be doing the physical work now. I actually took some pictures of my place the way it is now, along with the two pieces of furniture that will be my next projects. I'll post some details about those along with my 'After's in a bit once the craziness has subsided.

I know, I know, extremely plain walls right now. That's soon to be remedied with a cute collection that's coming in the mail soon. Wahoo!
That whole setup to the right has had me irked for weeks. I think I'm gonna be able to fix it today.
Yum, Goldfish crackers.