apartment living.

Monday, May 4, 2015

We moved from our house at 2027 into a small two-bedroom apartment about 3 weeks ago, I guess.

Moving is hard, y'all.  I'm not doing it again.  Just sayin'.  :)

We chose this apartment for one reason and one reason only:  location.

There really wasn't another option that was convenient for both of our works and S2's daycare.  It's about 3.5 minutes from our old house, in an apartment complex that we passed by all the time and never thought about living in!

Even though it's small, and closet space is lacking, and there's literally nowhere to put the mop and broom except leaning up against a wall in the kitchen, it's working out just fine.  Oh, and did I mention that it's on the second floor?  Carrying a 20 pound baby, a 10 pound purse (what is in there?), and approximately 12 bags of groceries up the stairs is quite the feat.  I should be ripped by the time we move out of here.  Anyway, we're surviving and looking forward to swimming in the community pool in the next few weeks.  Yay!

So today, I thought I'd share of few photos of our place.  It's still a work in progress, but to be honest, I'm not putting all that much effort into decorating this temporary space.  Maybe I'll add a few more things, or hang a photo or two, but maybe not.  :)

Photos of the IKEA Karlstad in its previous life here. Lineberry cart and mirrors here.

When deciding what to bring with us to the apartment versus what to put in storage, it was kind of fun to get to "shop" the house to put a whole new look together from things we already had.  The sofa lived in my craft room at 2027, one of the chairs and the coffee table were in the living room, and the other chair and the end tables were in the basement.  Oh, and the lamp was from our bedroom.

We did get a new slipcover for the sofa because the white was proving not very practical (Goldfish fingers + white canvas = too much laundry).  I love this grey tweed fabric available from IKEA.

The mantel was the first thing I decorated, even when I was drowning in boxes.  My Penguin Classics now reside in a place of honor.  Love it.

Instagram photos printed from Social Print Studio.

There has been some progress (and delay) on the home-building front.  I promise to share soon!

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE the mantle! I've been eyeing those same books and now that I see them up, I might have to take the plunge! Plus, as someone who built a house, it's always better to live in a small, cramped spot beforehand, it makes the mov-in to your dream home that much better! (Says the lady whose 2nd baby slept in a closet for 2 years)