Friday, July 18, 2008

What? Still Unpacking?

Yes, we're still working on getting the apartment squared away. I think we're particularly motivated to get everything just right this time. We really have been viewing this transition time as an opportunity to be organized and eliminate clutter. Actually, this has always been a passion of Chuck's, and I'm trying to be better about it too. So it's taking a little long to think through our furniture choices this time, think about what we need, what might make the place easier to clean and keep clean, and what we really should get rid of.

Chuck has been talking about doing a wall mounted shelving system for our books and desk space since well before the move. It's been one of those ideas that is somewhat difficult for me to grasp. I liked it, but I had a little bit of trouble visualizing it. Chuck argued that it would be easy to sweep under since it keeps stuff off the floor, which is great, but what color will it be? We were to be putting this together as cheaply as possible, rather than buying an overpriced system from elfa, from what was available at home depot. So while I could use my skills of architectural deduction to visualize it to a degree, but there were a lot of unknown factors.

But Chuck pulled it together, it looks great. It wasn't easy to stain sand and all that in the limited space of our apartment, and that did cause us some difficulty. But in the end it has books on it, so it doesn't have to be perfect. It ended up looking pretty matchy-matchy with our kitchen's color scheme, which I think works out nicely (once the entire apartment is set up there will be photos of this.) And I'm so happy to have finally emptied the 9 boxes of books and made our space seem that much more livable.

Oh, and just for fun (and cause I made the bed all nice last night) here's a picture of the bedroom too. Things are near complete, but it may be another week or two before I have photos of the whole apartment. Actually...our couch delivery date is yet TBD, so it's pending that before we're finally settled!:


4 comments:

Dawn said...

We still have boxes that we haven't unpacked. Mostly it's framed stuff and collectible stuff, which we just don't have room to display. So compared to us, you're way ahead in the unpacking schedule. :)

Emma said...

Oh, we've got some of that too...still several boxes to be stored away once our building gets it's act together and provides the storage spaces!

Rekoj said...

Hey - wait a second - are you sure those pictures aren't out of a design magazine? Looking super great already even if there is more to do. I LOVE the wall unit - you've just inspired me to take a secondary look at my Ikea storage shelf disaster zone...

Emma said...

Thanks, I figured it was probably a good idea Chuck had on this one! Took a good bit of effort. Of course now we are on to stressing about the art placement!