I picked up the keys to this place 3 months ago, today.. and I still don't feel as though we're settled. But we're getting closer. Slowly but surely..
We did spend our first night away from the place two weeks ago, and I was a little caught off guard by how great it felt to come home. To our apartment. To a space that is ours. It was one of those moments you want to hang onto and pull out when the kitchen is a mess and the floors haven't been vacuumed in weeks and responsibility stares you in the face.. the wonderfulness of knowing you're home. It really is completely worth it.
I finally started to put holes in the walls last weekend, starting with the gallery wall above the dining room table and ending with the curtains that I can't figure out if I like or not.
The gallery wall was easier than I anticipated. I completely eyeballed it, and got lucky. Two of the frames are still empty & acting as placeholders, but for now, it's fine... I have some more boxes to go through yet, so maybe I'll find something wonderful to fill them.
I did, however, make a few mistakes in hanging the curtains, which constantly annoy me, but I haven't decided if it's worth it to ask James to move the mounts in a mere 3.5 inches on either side.. This wouldn't be so annoying if we had a hand drill. Maybe I will pick one up after work today as a "happy first day of training for your new job!" present, with a side of "honey can you help me?" He'd like that, right?
We still need to get the correct sized rod for the panels that will go where the sliding glass doors are.. so, one window is dressed and the other isn't. at the moment.
Also, you can't tell, but those orange-ish rust colored panels? They used to be one single panel, which I tore in half when I moved into my first apartment in 2007.. the edges are frayed and uneven, and from where they currently hang, they are about a foot short of skimming the ground. So those chairs can never move. And I still don't like those chairs much. So, that's a problem.
It's a process, isn't it. Isn't everything... ;) xo
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