We finally got furniture for our house! Yippee! I was telling my mom last night that now our house feels like a home. I can go downstairs and sit. Lily can play while I make dinner. It sure changes my attitude about our living arrangements - in a great way. It's really hard to shop for furniture when you're looking at something semi-permanent. Up until Houston, we've bought cheap "Goodwill-esque" furniture knowing that it only has to last a small amount of time - kind of like disposable couches, if that makes any sense. It was a lot different coming together with our separate ideas of "home" for the next 10 or 15 years. I think we've made a good start of it :) So now, without further ado, is the tour of our new home (and new furniture):
Walk in the front door and be greeted by our hideous leopard print rug (it's leaving soon) and new living room couches:To the left are the kitchen and dining room:You don't see the breakfast nook behind the kitchen, which is all fine and good considering it only houses is our deep freezer and boxed up picture frames. To the back of the living room, you saw the stairs. Behind the stairs, and off the dining room, is a spare bedroom and bathroom, complete with our new sofa-bed:It will be the kid's play room when it's not the guest room. Head up the stairs to our game room, complete with "throw-away furniture" (kidding, it's not getting thrown away, but it doesn't get treated very nicely):Please don't look to closely at the mess or unpacked boxes. We need one more bookshelf. Now turn around and head into the master bedroom, with our first big-people bed (we haven't had a bed frame for almost 3 years, and this is our first headboard/footboard):To the left is our bathroom and Mike's closet, to the right are our dressers and my closet. Across the hall from our bedroom are the kid's bath and bedrooms (a room on each side of the bathroom):I didn't dare take a picture of Lily's room (it's 9:30 and she's in bed) but this is James's room and hers is an exact copy. Except her crib is set up and she doesn't have boxes of newborn diapers on her floor:Thanks for touring our new place! Feel free to stop by and visit, and offer decorating advice - I'm on the lookout for some curtains and a rug or two.