So I know why people REALLY look at blogs...for the photos! I finally had a weekend to clean up (every room looks great except for the 2nd bedroom; pics of that coming up hopefully next week). So here's what's up:
Our bedroom. I love our blinds...we can move them up or down or whatever. Yes, that is the marimba you see in the corner. I'm not sure if it will stay there, but I actually don't mind it and it fits well in the corner. I put together the Ikea dresser on the left. I haven't really decided where to hang photos yet, and we are still missing some nightstands/lamps, but so far so good.
I don't know why this turned out fuzzy, but this is our little dining nook. I put together the Ikea chairs and Joe was here just in time to help with the table (lucky him). Again, lacking in the photo/art on the walls department, and I haven't really decided what to do. Functional? Yes. Pretty? Not quite.
The living room, as you see it from the front door. There's an Ikea mirror, the TV Ben and Shuana helped us hang, then a plant. The drapes are from Ikea (I think that's the last Ikea shoutout for now,) and I had to iron/mend them, and then hang them all by myself. Thank you.
This is the view from the window. You can see my ghetto setup with the TV wires. I tried to hide them behind the plant, but then the antennae bunny ears were sticking out, so I put the garbage can inbetween them to prevent an accident (i.e. one night I ran into the bunny ears and it was a disaster.) It works...for now.
And here's the couch, chair, rug situation! The couch and chair are from Crate & Barrel and I found the rug by chance at Lowe's, and the pillows came from Pier One. Again, nothing on the walls yet...I didn't want to force it. On the right you will see the banana chair I got for Joe; sort of a peace offering in case he hates all the decorating I did while he was in Utah.
So that's that for now. I finally found our storage unit, so I've been making trips there with our moving boxes and other seasonal things. I'll probably wait until Joe gets here to put everything on the walls (not for his opinion, of course, but because it's so much easier to hang things with a second person!) It's been a slow process, mainly because I've been too lazy to do things by myself...but I'm happy to see it coming together.