I am very proud of myself today. I woke up early (not by choice) and couldn't stay still. I completely ripped my apartment apart. I found 3 boxes in my hall closet (which acts as my attic) that I hadn't unpacked when I moved in! One of the boxes included a bunch of books that I haven't read yet-score!
I moved all of my non-professional cook books into my living room. I always hated these cubby holes in my living room because they are uneven. They're pretty deep so today I decided to see how much crap I could hide up there! I have so many pans for cakes and pies it's hard to find a place for it all. Enter deep annoying cubby holes. I hid 2 sets of china, all of my serving platters, my pasta maker and 4 specialty cake pans. Now my "attic" is cleaner and I have more room in my kitchen. AND I hid it all behind my cookbooks, so you can't see it at all.
After I was done with the closets I moved into my bedroom. Now, I've been thinking recently that my apartment, though nice, doesn't look like a grown ups apartment-and for the most part, I'm ok with that b/c I don't feel like a full fledged grown up even though I am. BUT I did want my bedroom to have a nicer feel and since I have no money, I had to work with what I had.
A couple of weeks ago I painted a rectangle on the wall behind my bed because I don't have a headboard and needed to "anchor" the bed. My plan is to trim it out and make it nicer-but for now I took 3 round wicker-ish place mats and spaced them out evenly. After that, I moved my round table and used it as my nightstand. The one I had before was just a piece of crap from Target and I hated it. Add a lamp, 4 sheer white panels that were in storage and voila! A semi-grown up room.
I still want to find a new comforter but for now, I like it. I should have taken a before picture, because I realize this isn't a fabulous room-but it's much better than it was before. I can't wait to go in there later to read!
Now all I need to do is find artwork for the walls (I hate the picture I have in there now), get a ficus tree or something and work on the living room a little more.
I was very busy today!