April 2, 2012

The Little Basement

It is so true what they say about married life...you kind of fall off the face of the earth for a while.  But don't worry I am back and we are all moved in, getting into a routine, and finally feeling settled.  For those who haven't had a chance to come see the little basement we are renting I thought I would give a virtual tour.

First when you walk in is the kitchen.  Here's the stove/oven where the magic happens that keeps Bryce happy :)

Below is the open shelf I chose to store our dishes on and underneath the shelf is my beloved owl cookie jar (I pined for at anthro for over a year and finally broke down and bought) and Eliza the kitchen aid.  Eliza made her debut a few Saturdays ago with whole wheat bread and I will just say she can mix like a hero.
Next is the dining/living room area.

Dining area:
Hand embroidery by me.  The small one if you can't read it is a quote from Wuthering Heights that says "Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same."
My chairs!! Oh my chairs.  I love them so much. Possibly a little too much :)

The Living Room area:
Close up of my rug I got on clearance at Urban Outfitters for a steal:

Couch Pillows:

Reading Corner:

Bookcase Bryce made me for Christmas:

Close ups:

Hallway Wall:

Next is the bedroom.
I am so happy with how our bedroom turned out.  Most everything in it was made by us.  I made the pillows, duvet cover, and nightstands.  Bryce and I both made the headboard.  It was so fun to see it all come together when everything was finished.

My Nightstand:

Bryce's Nightstand...haha

We stained the nightstands and headboard to match my cedar chest my parents gave me for graduation.  It sits at the foot of our bed but I couldn't get a picture with everything in it...so you get the idea.

The corner of our bedroom that was lonely so I added this:

Next, the bathroom.
Shower Curtain from Urban Outfitters:

The last room is the spare bedroom.  Here is my little corner with my sewing machine/craft supplies.  The other corners you can't see have things like Bryce's tools, and all his clothes in the open closet, since mine fill up the closet in our bedroom :)  This room still needs some work but it is getting there.
That about does it unless some of you want to see more detailed pictures like my pantry and the inside of my fridge.  If you insist I can do that.  We love having our own little place.  Life is so good, you guys.  And not to be a cheese or anything but married life is definitely as good as everyone tells you it will be.