Sunday, December 29, 2013

Phase 1 complete

An alternative title for this was "Building Furniture with a Lego man".  Noah had an absolute blast putting together the IKEA furniture that we got to finish off "his" room at the Superior Condo.  Warning, we work in a very cluttered and full space!  We're in the middle of phase 2, so we're short a bedroom and worked right in the living/dining area for building.

In addition to putting the furniture together, we had a few other things that needed to happen.  We go this lamp from the neighbors when they came on their "purge and paint" trip.  I had mentioned we were going with more of a coastal look than northwoods forest.  We liked everything about the lamp except the fringe.  I cut it off.
 Take your time and cut very close to the shade.
 Almost there.
 Look at that pile of silky fringes.  It's too bad the base doesn't light up somehow too.  It's a nice lamp, though and works well in Noah's room.  You'll see shortly.
There's more building to be done.  We had to make shelves/towel bars for the bathroom.

 There they are, all put up.  The install was kind of a pain in the neck, but it's just what I was looking for.  Now there's a spot for a few of your vanity top items that won't fit on this small sink, and a full rack for extra towels.
 Whew, she's come a long way!

 And now for the bedroom...
We used IKEA Hemnes bedside tables - the little narrow ones.  We've had those lamps floating around here for awhile now, I believe they were from Home Depot.  I like that they are touch-on and have 3 levels of light.
 Photo bomber!  He's got his "ear-mupps" on.
 Here's the little dresser corner with the hand-me-down lamp and a waterfall picture - not local, but an IKEA cheapy.  We want to put as little as possible into the space, just enough to make it functional and pretty.  Noah always makes it more homey when we come by leaving his buddies or cute stuff on the shelves.
 He wasn't happy about how I selected to put the lamps and kleenex box on the bedside tables...  He wanted his "rock collection" rock in just the right place.

 And here's an outside view.  The most calming thing you could look at - big lake and a few trees.

 Back to the bathroom. The shower tile with glass stripe.  Come back soon, we'll have another fun bathroom tile job posted soon.
 I had to stand in the shower to get this shot :)  And, by the way, the tan towels aren't staying, they're what we had to put on the shelf for now.  I'm thinking about getting a bulk of white towels for the place.
Thanks for visiting!  What do you think?!

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