Now that our room remodel is finished, I find myself constantly doing housework of various sorts. First I got to pack the new closet shelves with stuff. Here's what it looked like empty:
Last night I started taking things off of counters, out of cabinets, off the top of the fridge and up from the basement to use my new pantry closet to its full extent. Here's a rather blurry photo of the way it looks now:
The contents consist of small appliances, serving dishes, boxed wine and beer glasses, cleaning supplies, baskets, vases, some random nutritional supplements, a big bag of jasmine rice, and my Sex Pistols lunchbox (which I need to use more often).
The kitchen was looking so tidy that it made me take my embarrassing supply of glass bottles out to the garage in the (probably vain) hope that I'll manage to take them to the recycling center on Saturday.
When it comes to furnishing the room, we're falling a bit behind. We ordered a sofa and matching chair from Nebraska Furniture Mart over the weekend. The sofa arrives Thursday and we're keeping our fingers crossed that it'll fit through the door of the new room. Here's the photo of it from their website:
It's not as yellow-tinged as it looks in this picture. The description on the website calls it "beige" but I'd say it's more of a cream color. We think it'll be a nice contrast with the room colors. It'll also be a nice contrast with all of our black cats. I'm sure I'll enjoy Shop-Vac'ing their fur out of the cracks on a regular basis.
We're on the lookout for an area rug, a coffee table, and a TV and stand that will fit comfortably next to the closet in a space that's only about three feet wide. So far I've been to Crate & Barrel, Z Gallerie, West Elm, Pier One, Costco and Microcenter looking for furniture and/or a TV. So far, nothing's grabbed me. Have I mentioned how much I hate to shop? I may end up getting everything from Overstock.com.
Wow, was that enough corporate name-dropping for you? If this were on my Twitter account, I'd be deluged with new followers right about now.
So anyway, I'm sure you're all sick to death of reading about my stupid room, so I'll let this be the last update about it until I'm ready to show a photo of it furnished.
I can't make the same promise about other things around the house I'm looking to improve. Next on the list: getting a bid to have the half-bathroom's floor tiled. If home improvement is an addiction, I'm definitely hooked.