1.19.2012

OUR FIRST: MASTER BEDROOM

Welcome back for the last piece of our first place reveal we've been doing this week.  I meant to post these pictures months ago as our place evolved, but what can I say, posts about our cats and other random updates somehow squeezed in there before these did.  I guess the fact that we're only here a few more days is what motivated me to get these up.

We absolutely loved this place.  It was the perfect home for us as newlyweds and although we cannot wait to get into our new house and turn it into ours, it is sad to leave here.  Tonight we'll enjoy our last night and do some final cleaning and packing.  Then tomorrow - it's time to become homeowners!

As I've mentioned before, we didn't buy any big furnishings and used exactly what we had to put our place together.  So just pretend that the mismatched furniture, different colors of wood and lack of headboard are charming and eclectic, mmkay?

With that being said, the last stop on the tour-de-Tollis is our master bedroom, so come on in!  Going along with the charming theme, here's a fun picture of some lights we hung over our bed during the holidays...


... and what the room looks like normally.





Can you guess one of the things I'm most looking forward to in our new house?  How about not having to share a closet that is approximately twelve square feet?  Yes please.


Here's our little attached bathroom .  Again, yay for not having to share one sink.  Although this morning we did treasure the fact that it was one of our last times dribbling toothpaste down our chins and water all over the counter as we both tried to squeeze our heads over the sink.



Well, thanks for stopping by and allowing us to give you a little tour of our first place.  We loved it and are glad you cared enough to drop by and check it out.  Now out with the old and in with the new - we'll see you in our first home!

P.S. I moved the post about our first family room right up behind this one so they're all together now.  Scroll down to take a look!

OUR FIRST: FAMILY ROOM

Here's a self-titled post I have been looking forward to for awhile - our first home and the place where we have nested for over a year.  We would love to buy a house soon, but I love our little condo that has become home to so many memories over the first year of our marriage.  We renewed our lease for another six months and can go month-to-month from there.  Our landlords were kind enough to allow us to shorten the lease as we begin looking for a house.

A couple of notes before the pictures - first of all, I like the color our condo is painted, however, I do not like it on every wall... and the carpets... and the tile... in every room.  If we could, of course we would paint.  That obviously, is not an option in the world of renting, at least for condos, so we just did our best to decorate around it.  This meant trying to neutralize the abundance of the blueish/grayish/greenish color everywhere by decorating with neutral colors.  In a house, I would love some pops of fun, cheery color, but for now we're keeping it neutral.  I think this will actually help when decorating a home because it will give us a wide-open canvas and we won't be tied down to any one color palette.  Second, although I was quite messy during my college days, I am now quite the neat pin, as my mom calls me.  That being said, these pictures were taken after cleaning for a get-together we were having so it pretty much looks as clean as it gets around here.  Third, I have a ton of ideas for reupholstering and re-doing once we do find a house.  Almost everything in our condo is stuff we've scored from family members or a thrifty find - work with what you have type stuff.


I originally had all the pictures of our entire place in one post but even though our place is small, the post was a bit long, so I decided to do these posts room by room.  I'll include before pictures if I have them.


This first set was taken about six months ago...














And this set is what the room currently looks like...






One more thing - a big shout-out to my Aunt Jackie, cousin AnnMarie and cousin-in-law Kathleen.  We got access to our condo shortly before we were married and I was crazy enough to want to unpack everything so we could come home to a "home" and not a bunch of boxes.  They spent an entire afternoon unpacking the place with me and I am still so thankful!  It definitely looks different from the day we unpacked but they sure did help out in turning it from a sea of boxes into a little nest.