Ok, even though it’s definitely a work in progress, I’m posting some photos. Then you can really see how much stuff I have (that I don’t need).
This is the stairway, which I love. I just had to post a photo. There’s glass brick there, and also in the living room, which seems to follow me wherever I go. It was in my little condo, and in my first shop. I really like glass brick, and with how close the houses are together right here, it’s great for privacy.
This is the living room. I’ve already re-arranged the furniture once (completely swapped the “living room” and “dining room”) and I’m still not sure that I love it, but for now it works ok.
|Arthur wanted to be in the photo. He's such a ham.|
This is the kitchen. It’s the only room that’s really very done. That’s because Ellie and I worked on this first so that I could have coffee on my first morning (priorities!), and then my mom came over and finished it while I was at work (my dad did the locks and put together the table and the dryer vent while she was unpacking. They’re pretty awesome.). I love this little exposed shelf, so that you can see all of my colorful Fiestaware dishes.
|The drawers all close by themselves. It's awesome.|
|Sawan was NOT crazy about my colorful taste.|
This is the den. Also known currently as the “scary room.”
|WAY too much stuff!|
This is my very clean upstairs bathroom. I love the “damask” stuff that’s so hip right now and am really trying to make sure that it doesn’t look like someone puked damask print all over my house.
|I know, I know, you're never supposed to have a toilet in a photo. Sue me.|
This is my bedroom. I’m about 80% done unpacking in here, but the bed is done and the closet is mostly done and the TV is set up, so I don’t really care that much anymore. When I went to put away the stuff in the closet, I have all of these organizers that go on the shelves that every closet I’ve ever used has had, and there wasn’t one (because of the gabled ceilings that I love). I panicked a little. My sister was helping me and she said “Well, you live in a 3 bedroom by yourself. Use one of the shelves in the other closets.” Ah, the voice of reason.
|This photo does no justice to the natural light I get in here.|
The backyard needs a little love. It’s more like “the backdirt.” The grass is all dead. At some point I think I’m going to xeriscape. This is a popular thing to do in Colorado; it uses very little water and is low maintenance. So I’m thinking about taking a class. My favorite thing about the backyard is these lilacs. There are six mature lilac bushes; they are budding but not yet bloomed. I think they’re going to be spectacular!
|Dirt and weeds. Boo.|
|The lilacs. I'll repost when they bloom!|