I know, I know. You probably thought I’d fallen off the edge of the world, but no. The world is still round and today I suddenly remembered I still had this blog.
So. Yeah. I’ve been enjoying myself insanely these last few months. I never played so much with my power tools, and boy, it feels good. I even managed to build some muscle, so go me!
Remember what the new home looked like when I first got the keys?
There was so much to be done. Though not visible in the pictures, the apartment was one big filthy mess and cleaning it up was rather a tough job already. Then I moved in, with only the bare necessities.
I’ve been living in my new place for a little over two months now, and don’t spend as much time DIY-ing anymore. Just the weekends mostly, because that’s when I’ve got the place to myself. There’s still plenty of things on my ToDo-list, but I’m rather happy with how everything is coming together, so today I’m taking you on my first official Home Tour.
The first thing you see when you enter my place is the entrance, of course.
It doesn’t look like much in this picture, but I promise you it’s a lot nicer in real life. And it’s not finished yet.
Then there’s the kitchen. Bright blue walls there, because I figured it needed some colour.
You might remember I already showed you my sneaky spice cabinet in a previous post and now I can tell you it works like a charm. It’s right where I need it. Perfection indeed.
My shower room doubles as laundry room so I had to make clever use of what space I had in there, but I think I succeeded rather well.
Although I was nervous about getting a top loading washing machine, I now wonder why I never got one before. It’s so much gentler on my knees. No more kneeling in front of the laundry machine, and also, my clean clothes don’t fall on the floor when I take them out, so that’s another good thing about the top loader.
The most finished room in the apartment is definitely the loo.
Sorry for the grainy picture, but it’s really dark in there and turning on the light didn’t help much, and sadly, neither did using my flash, so this is the best we’re gonna get. Unless I win the lottery and get myself a very fancy camera, which isn’t going to happen seeing that I don’t even play the lottery.
I do love my new loo. It’s a dramatic change from the boring sort-of-white-ish loo I had before. And the best thing is, it didn’t cost me half a million dollars. Just some paint and stuff I still had. Oh, I did buy a new seat. And a very simple loo-roll holder, but these two things didn’t even set me back €20, so I’m good.
On to the living room, which is also the dining room, music room and study/library – and quite comfortably so, I’d say.
Like all other rooms in my new place, it’s not finished yet, but I can easily imagine what it will look like once I’m done with it.
My bedroom is still fairly bare. A bed, my grandmother’s antique wash stand, a wooden stool, curtains. That’s it.
But it’s OK. It’s all I need for now. I can fancy up my bedroom later. Meanwhile, the cats and I sleep quite happily together in my big bed.
The Junior Warrior’s bedroom isn’t much more finished than mine, but we’re working on it.
A bed, a desk, an Ikea pax wardrobe, which was a nightmare to assemble, but looks great and is spacious enough to hold all of my teen’s clothes.
Then there’s the guest room, which still doubles as a dump-your-stuff-here room, but I do think that problem will be over soon.
It’s small, but will make for a very nice bedroom once I’ve taken the superfluous stuff out. My guests will be cosy and comfortable when they are enjoying their stay at Liam’s Family B&B.
So now you know what I’ve been up to these last few months. I hope you enjoyed my Very First Official Home Tour.