With the help of family and friends, we moved into our first home less than 48 hours ago and we're *almost* completely unpacked (shout-out to my mom for spending three hours with me on Friday attacking the grimy fridge). The last few boxes contain things that need furniture that we don't yet own, or are decor items that we need to find places for in our new home.
The first room we set up was the Living Room. I had put the feet back on the sofas about three minutes after they were lugged into our Living Room off the truck and I had to pick a place for the TV fast, because the cable guy arrived while we were still unloading the boxes. I quickly laid out the furniture in an L-Shape, with the back of the Love Seat facing the entry way when you walk in, so that
I'm not quite sure yet if the furniture will stay like this. We're living with it for a few days, but I did ask the cable guy (I should stop calling him that, his name is Lou!) to leave me some slack on the cable in case I changed my mind. I'm already considering moving the TV to the left a little (centered on that back wall) with "built-ins" around it or to the wall on the left and flipping the Sofa and Love Seat to the walls opposite where they are now, to allow for additional seating.
So many other things about this room will be changing. The paint color, the pillows, the lamp, the end table, the window dressings... much, much more will be changing. The only things that will likely stay are the sofa, love seat and coffee table.
This. Kitchen. The first time we saw the house, I apparently had my "This-Has-Potential" Goggles on, because even though I was enamored with the sheer size of it, it was GRIMY. It might have been the dirtiest kitchen I'd ever laid eyes on, nevermind that I'd actually have to cook and eat in it. *shudder*
It took us about three days to get the Kitchen to an inhabitable state. I'm not joking. There are still food stains on the wall next to the sink that NO cleaning product is capable of removing and since they're FAUX wood panels, I can't even paint over them. We have to wait until we're ready to
I love the little dinette side of the kitchen, because even though we have big plans to change the layout completely down the line, in the meantime, it's nice to have so much space. We can easily both be in the kitchen at the same time and Hubby was doing some classwork at the table on his laptop while I was finishing up dinner. We ate there for the first time tonight and I really enjoyed it!
Here's our little pass-through from the kitchen to the Living Room. It's kind of nice, because while people are sitting in the living room, I can still communicate with them and see
This room off the kitchen is where we're currently storing most of our boxes. I think it will eventually be a formal dining room, although I'm still toying with the idea of adding more seating on the other side of this room with a little bar area. I'm really excited about this spot, even though I'm not quite sure what we'll do with it.
The Pepto-Pink Bathroom is looking a little better than it did when we first saw it. I think it's the white shower curtain, as opposed to the yellowed-white curtain that was hanging before. I originally wanted to do gray and pink until we could afford to gut the bathroom and replace the pink fixtures, but I realized I had registered for brown towels when we were getting married, so pink and brown it is! I think I will try to replace/paint the vanity and mirror for a quick update to tide us over. One thing we will not be able to quickly address is the faux tile wall covering. it's yellow with flowers and HAS to go, but I'm not sure how big of a job it will be to remove it all.