Ok... now that THAT little drama is over...
The place is still a work in progress. I was hoping to be able to present the whole finished product to you all at once. Since I've run out of money- I can't do that and instead of making you wait another 17 years- I'll just have to do it bit by bit.
I wanted to start on the living room since that is the room I spend the most time in (especially now that I have TV and Internet! My Friday nights are booked for the rest of my life!) and the one that should anyone dare come to visit- it is the (only) room they'll see (bathroom's next).
Here is the before:
Isn't that clock freaking awesome!? I looooooooooove my clock! and I love sound of the tick tock tick tock. The peacock is a little something my mom created years ago and it hung in her room for my entire childhood. The fireplace is a loaner from my sister, Kim. It's really funny- looking at these pictures you can really see the difference in the wall colors- but most people when they come over (and by "most" I mean like, my aunt and cousin and three friends) can't see the difference. It's really subtle- but you can really REALLY see it in this picture- but all the walls are grey.
This is my picture wall. There are no pictures yet- but seriously, I love it so much I was dying to post these. The pictures that will go on this wall though will be stuff like my Mom's graduation photo, a picture of my Grandma in her 20's and other such awesome black and white pics.
Here is a fuller view. Isn't my rug AMAZING!?! Oh my gosh! I honestly believe in love at first sight because the second I saw this rug a few months ago- I knew it was the one for me!
Aaaaanyhoo- there is your first glimpse of my place. Hopefully it won't be toooooo terribly long before I can show you the next one.