I promised to share pictures of my new place, and I have been waiting until it wasn’t a disaster. But that’s going to take forever! So instead I am going to share little bright spots of pretty.
First, the front windows! Which I am blocking with a lovely screen thing so I don’t have to put up curtains and cover the beautiful wood, but also people walking buy can’t see me eating ice cream in the middle of the night.
Then, my mantel and stained glass windows, pretty much what sold the building to me and my friends. And above the mantel, the enormous framed poster that used to hang in my office. On the mantel, family photos, and my Dad’s 50 year old radio.
Moving right along, my entry way! The row of hooks my Dad made me for my first apartment, and the brilliant dog hook thing I bought from Etsy.
The front hall, mirrored closet door, stick on blackboard, cool wall hanging pockets with chalk and eraser stored in it, and of course the Bahubali swords.
Hallway down to the bathroom, 1930s gangster map of Chicago. Hanging between the bathroom door and the door to the secret staircase straight to the basement.
The bathroom! I love my pink bathroom soooooooooooooo much. New color, new sink, new toilet, new medicine cabinet, everything. And SO WORTH IT!
And yes, Shahrukh is still hanging in the bathroom.
At the end of the hall, the dining room! Which is basically a disaster since it is where I put all the boxes. But at least I have my new/old china cabinet! It’s a super solid strong enormous 1980s media cabinet and I love it! This is what it looks like with all the doors open.
And this is with the doors closed, microwave tidily hidden away.
At the end of the apartment is the little sunroom. I can’t get a good picture of the view, the best I can do is this blurry photo of how it looks after dark with the light from our garage and then over the alley at the other buildings.
And then next to the dining room, my kitchen! Also mostly a disaster. But I did get a clock hung, and put my fancy champagne glasses on the top top shelf, and I hung the cloth bags I bought from Etsy that I am planning to use for fruits and vegetables. So pretty!
Oh, and I didn’t forget Albie Dog! I found a little corner to tuck his dishes, next to the enormous china cabinet, and I put up a pretty picture for him to look at while he eats. Like at those fancy restaurants that have original art on the wall.