Since I last posted, I've managed to more or less keep that stupid black chair from migrating closer to the couch, unpacked most of the books and accessories from the boxes in the corner and pull out our throw cushions and blankets. They've all added a bit more colour and helped to make the room feel more like home... but we're a long way from finished.
I need to go through our boxes and boxes of art and decide if there is anything we like that will work in this room to the right of our entertainment area. I also have something like this picture below in the back of my mind (I'm always looking for ways to incorporate a map or maps into our home).
We also need to decide what to do with the receiver that B has so kindly placed in one of the shelves over the television. Suggestions?
The shelves will also need some tweaking. For the time being I was just too focused on clearing out boxes, so I've done what I can with them for now. A few more books and a ton of magazines still to come out. I'll figure it all out in time. I'm just glad that we purchased one side of the unit with glass doors - it will keep small fingers from getting at things that they shouldn't be touching!
Things we still need to purchase? Definitely a never cover for the black chair. We could go beige, but I've seen someone around here selling a brand new blue and white striped cover (thin stripes) for the chair on craigslist. They are asking a decent price but something is keeping me from pulling the trigger. We also need an area rug, which is the next big purchase on our list. We've been to both the HomeSense stores near by, as well as Home Depot, the Urban Barn outlet... and any other place we pass that may sell rugs. We just haven't found anything we love yet. Where do you usually shop for area rugs (and have success)?.
In an ideal world I would love to get a nice sofa table behind our couch as well... but that's kind of a low priority at the moment.
That last photo also gives you a small glimpse of some of the baby proofing we've been having to do. Outlets are covered, and those black strips in front of the fire place our foam strips. Halle has taken to climbing on everything, so hopefully these will protect her little melon from those sharp edges.
So there you have it - a small glimpse at what the new place is shaping up to be so far! Halle's room should be the next space you get a look at. It's the other room I've been focusing my energy on - we just need to get some stuff up on the walls next. Our room... well, it's basically a king bed (without a headboard... or bedskirt on yet), and an area rug that we found at HomeSense. Still on the hunt for the right dresser... so it's still loaded with boxes and suitcases. We'll see what we can accomplish over the weekend though!
The momentum is here though - so more updates next week!