Wednesday, March 18, 2009

To - Ur

I am slowly but surely taking enough photos of our place to give you a glimpse into the place we call home for about 35 awake minutes in the morning and 3 hours at night.

I finally took a few photos but had to wait to upload them at work (since our little iBook decided to call in sick). So without further adieu, welcome to our pad. All three rooms of it.
This is the view out the front door. Lovely, non? You'll be pleased to know we have filled what was formerly a hole and this view with a deadbolt. I know, it was difficult to part with such a classy touch, but safety first. Although in our case, it was more like a few clocks/picture frames/shelves first and safety once we got around to it.
So then you come inside and you're standing heah - in the kitchen. It was renovated before we moved in - translation: if there is a mess in the kitchen, it's OUR mess. Ah, bliss.
Plus, the cupboard space is pretty much unreal. Which is good, because even with our cloth bags we normally try to take to the grocery store, our collection of plastic grocery bags is also pretty much unreal.
You're still standing in the same spot, but now you're glancing right. Oh hey! there - living room slash dining room... If you were here for real getting the tour in the flesh, I'd likely detail all my screamin' deals. Why deprive you now? You've already met the table (hello, again) but weighing in on the opposite side of the room are the free couches of 10th Avenue hauling fame and the FREE armoire we scored on moving day.
Also of note - the sweet-a clock we found at Jack's World. Most random store, probably ever. A distant and even more bizarre-collection-of-things relative to Big Lots (or MacFrugals as it used to be called in the days when I was SO sure my friend Lora would love that Mickey Mouse Club t-shirt for her birthday). Which meant (you guessed it!) a cheap and funky find. Right up my alley. Although I should probably point out - as Noah did to me upon purchasing - this is the fifth big decorative clock we own. Three are packed up in Utah (or hanging on my mom's walls...!) and two are here, so it's not like we have clocks on every wall. But still, a bit much I suppose - particularly for a gal who seriously dislikes the sound of ticking clocks.
And the table decor I pieced together at TJMaxx one evening. I wasn't so sure about the collection of things found on three separate shelves. So I did what any logical individual does - set it all up in the middle of the aisle so I could visualize what it may look like in our place. I mean, we try on clothes, don't we? It was working fine until what began as a quiet aisle filled with folks as I'm trying not to make a scene with my spread. I was still on the fence until one of them said, "I love it." And I was on the fence no more. Thank you, stranger, for your third party validation.

From the dining/living room, you come to our little hall with doors to the bathroom, bedroom and closet - one of TWO large closets! Can you tell where my priorities are? As a self-admitted no-clutter fan, a place for everything and everything in its place is my version of heaven. Oh man, I have a really boring heaven.

A few shots of the bathroom and an explanation of its contents...

Shower curtain - two trips to Target and the final cash-in of our wedding gift cards (I know, right?!) later, this baby was mine. How I love that you have a Target, Bronx. I don't care if it is obnoxiously located off the 1 train. I will walk home from 157th and Broadway with no straight shot a hundred times for you. Clock, garbage can and toilet paper roll - Marshall's and cheap, cheap, cheap.

Finally, the bedroom. These bare walls are SCREAMING for something, I know. All in due time. For now, let's focus on the hugeness of this room, shall we? Bed ($100), huge shelves (free!) and chaise lounge (free!) at a diagonal and still room for the women's gymnastics qualifiers routine. Probably.

8 comments:

Drae said...

I am so jealous of all the great finds you have. How do you do it? I love chase lounges and Jon wants shelving just like that. You got them both for free? Where are you looking and how are you living? I want to be that righteous! The house is beautiful, as always. You have great taste, and I want you to come to Indiana when we move to rub some of that free good luck on me. I am seriously coveting your skills.... I guess I could start living right by not coveting. I'll work on that! Thanks for the pics, it gives me good ideas.

The Anderson's said...

ha ha ha.. I LOVE IT! Finally, some visual representations of what your abode looks like. I was thinking of the "fun" experience Noah and I had lifting a very similar amore upstairs.. yah, that sucked.

Quinn and Linds said...

A-MAZING! I am again blown away by your ability to snag free stuff. You we not kidding about the quality of craigslist out there. Plus...I have to say I am quite jealous of your germ free kitchen...I can only hope for such; we always seem to move into houses where the last time the kitchen was germ free was in the 1900's! The wood floors are beautiful and in my mind, one can never have too many decorative clocks!

The Barnes Family said...

Your home is so cute. It's too bad you don't get to spend a lot of time there (and a lot of time together). I really like the chaise. I hope everything is going well for you.

Ashley said...

Looks good man, can't wait to come roost.

Claire said...

AMAZING! That kitchen is SO nice, and I'm so excited for you guys that you don't have to store your pans in your oven-- can't tell you how many times I preheated my sheet pans, oy!

It is gorgeous, what a nice home in the city!

Josh said...

i LOVe your place! seriously, how the heck do you get such great finds off craig's list! i am on that puppy all the time and i couldn't find couches for the life of us! none the less, FREE couches that look so nice! i love them. and the FREE armoir? you have to be kidding me. go you! i wish we could have seen it in person. next trip for sure! thanks for letting us stop by...

Josh said...

by the way this is whitney, i don't know how i am signed in under josh's name! but i also wanted to say your kitchen is gorgeous! i love that it's new, that is such a blessing!