Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Bare Bones

Why hello there and welcome to our home! Let's go on a little tour...
We took these pictures when we signed our lease. A few things have changed since we moved in. For instance, our landlord graciously told us he would keep the burgundy trim for us but we assured him that, no. No thank you. Big ole' no thank you.

Now it's like a dusty rose meets desert sand. I should have been more specific.

(Jeff will be playing the role the measuring tape in this production)
Ah. Will you just get a load of those windows? So much natural light! And the shutters? Beautiful! Also take a gander at that chandelier creeping out of the corner. So Charming!

And now let's bring all that charm to a screeching halt. Remember when I said there were some unfortunate design add ons? Exhibits A, B and C. Weird, skinny book shelf? Check. Radiator in prime furniture location? Check. But the worst monstrosity? Lets put plywood over the fireplace and paint the whole thing white. Ugh. This is going to need some work.

Our bedroom has some great floor space and the same wonderful windows as the living room with another added plus - those windows open up onto a solid wall of the building next to us. Great privacy but still getting some flowing light.

Here's the hall way looking towards the living room...

...and the dining room/kitchen. Another chandelier. Another unfortunate radiator. I've never had radiators before and yeah yeah, they're keeping us warm and all but they're just so in the way. Anyways, great blank wall space for hanging pictures.

And, the other wost part of this house - Here we have the dining room with some weird, shotty shelves. I think these were intended to be kinda like display/storage units for dishes and things but they look like hell and anyways, I have big plans for this. Also, whats the deal with the big, shelfless middle section? I just can't imagine having something nice enough to need to build a display case for it but not so nice that you can't do a good job building them.

And the last stop on our tour- the kitchen. Nothing grand, nothing awful. I rather like her, just needs a little sprucing is all. The floor has also been replaced in the kitchen/dining room. It's not a light blue laminate design. Not my favorite, but not as bad as the desert rose, dusty sand thing going on in our living room.

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