So, this is what the new place looks like. Yikes. But, I know you all felt like I was holding out on you, and so, I wanted to at least give you a little peek. NOTHING is together. NOTHING is done. It's all still a work in progress. But, in the future, when I talk about what I want to do with the bookcases/paint/layout/etc., I wanted you all to have a reference point.
You can see the paint options on the wall to the left there. Believe it or not, they are all some form of "grey," although most of them turned lavender in the room because of the low light. Still working on that.
Above is the kitchen. If it is possible, it is even a little sadder than the living area. I have several ideas for it, but, nothing concrete yet. There is sooooo much to do, but it has potential, right?
So, I love this last picture. Because it is the history of our apartment. Remember when I told you that our place used to be a barber shop? Well, there is a picture of the original barber that stays with the place and a little note left with it from the owners telling the history. Here is what it says...
"Welcome to you new home! This floor was originally a barber shop (c. 1920's.) The original pressed tin ceiling is above the current ceiling, which can be seen by going through the crawl space in the archway.
The portrait here is of the barber, Mr. Graziano. It has been passed down from owner to owner. As is the tradition, we are passing it on to you. We hope you enjoy living here as much as we did. "
I think that is soooooo cool and special. But, I'm weird that way. Mr. Graziano will definitely have a home on my walls. I may help the frame out a little though.
So, there is your first small glimpse of the place. Now I can start filling you in on details and plans for it as we go along. I will break it down bit by bit over the next few weeks. It seems so daunting, but, I know I just have to take it piece by piece. It will get there eventually.