This week was all about the painting. Aside from that I did a few small things, like hang the big hall mirror and the biggest piece of art I own.
The best part of this is that now that the paint is all dry, I could finally move my bed into the alcove (it butts up against the shelf):
Clearly it will look better once the curtains are in place (I wasn’t quite up for drilling holes in my ceiling this weekend). I’m really regretting the blue color I chose for the bedskirt and headboard, but at some point I can replace those with something more neutral. I’m thrilled about using the alcove, though, since it really opens up space in my bedroom:
Eventually I’ll find a desk to go under the window, but for now I’m calling it done and using a tiny little table that my mother gave me for storage by the bed. Sadly, the carpenter didn’t follow my instructions on the shelf above the bed. It’s one centimeter higher than I specified, which means there’s an ugly gap that things can slip through. Oh well, I’m trying not to get hung up on little details…
On the other hand, I’m very happy with the shelves in the hall closet, which are now mostly filled, though I still need a rod for the part where I plan to hang coats:
It’s a tight little corner of the apartment, but I think I was able to make maximum use of the space available. It means that the rest of the entryway is much more open and unobstructed. It will look cleaner visually once I get the curtains in place in front of the shelves.
Otherwise, I still have the bathroom cabinetry in my living room and am still waiting for the sofa:
It will be at least another two weeks before anything happens with this. At least it’s slowly clearing out as I find space to store things, either in other rooms or in my storage units in the basement. I think the art work I own looks really nice against the wall color, and it’s just really nice to rediscover familiar objects that have been hidden away for so many months.