We’ve been on a big kick to get some things done around the apartment to make it ready to house another small person, and, good heavens, am I happy.
I mean, it cost me $8 to replace the pink crib sheets (that we bought during the 3 minutes we considered having the nursery be pink in 2010) with some plain white ones and now I’m wondering what I was waiting for. We aren’t loaded, but $8? I think I could have sprung for that sooner than TWO YEARS AFTER PURCHASING THEM AND INSTANTLY REGRETTING THEM. Ahem.
Also, if you live in an apartment, I would highly highly recommend a platform bed because the space under ours is invaluable. Goodbye, baby items and Christmas decorations. It is so nice to not have to look at you until I need you (although it’s a tad inconvenient to have to wait until Bart is around so that he can lift the mattress up and I can access them. Fortunately, I’m rarely in dire need of a Christmas ornament in the middle of a September afternoon).
My to-do list is still going strong, but here are three of my favorite little projects we’ve done in recent weeks.
We’ve had this piece of art from Korea up for the last two years and although I like it, I don’t like it in my living room (someday, Bart can hang it in an office or something. . . it’s not really my style).
For a week after we hung it, both Bart and I couldn’t stop commenting on how much color and vibrance it brought to our living room. The horses have been banished to the closet.
And then this. You guys. Who knew $19 of hardware and ten minutes of effort from Bart could make me this happy?
This laundry closet has given me angst for the last two years. Bart hated that he had to move stuff any time he wanted to access his tools and I hated that I couldn’t reach the dryer buttons without moving the recycling bin all around. What a nightmare.
A new shelf, a little set of drawers for all my sewing/craft items, and voila! Nothing is stacked on top of other stuff, I can actually find my craft materials, the recycle bin isn’t in the way of everything and our games are no longer locked in Ella’s closet where, invariably, we only want them after she’s in bed. I have, no kidding, made the last fifteen people who came over look in my laundry closet.
And, last, but certainly not least, FINALLY putting some shelves above our desk. Without the shelves, I felt like this corner looked so dead, not to mention that everything got piled on the desk and all desk related things were stored in various random parts of the house, instead of all together.
And, I did just write 2500 words about my laundry closet and wannabe-office. At least you don’t have to pretend to be interested like my real life friends, who, I’m sure, were not that enthused about my new laundry shelf.