hello everyone! hope you’re having an awesome saturday. besides being a little under the weather, my day is awesome! you know that poster presentation i had this morning? well, it went REALLY well! so well, in fact, that i won an award for it! second place and a $50 prize! nerd alert….
also, guess what, guys?!? WE GOT OUR APARTMENT!!! 🙂 i’m so excited! since brad doesn’t have an actual job offer yet, so we were going off of only my (very very small) graduate student stipend, we weren’t sure we would get it. but we did! hooray!
anyone who is creative or a good decorator, i’ll probably be begging for some decorating tips in the near future! (*cough* jenn *cough*)
ok, first, here is the guest bathroom:
it has a full tub and shower – you can see the wall of shelf storage in the reflection too – perfect for extra towels, etc! i think i’m going to have to put a tension rod with a curtain or something there – not sure i’m digging the exposed shelves…
and the guest bedroom (aka, my sister’s bedroom i hope i hope!). first, here’s the closet – and brad:
and the bedroom with the door closing.
oops- my bad! not a very good photo….
now, here’s my favorite part! this is our living area from the entryway:
the kitchen is to the right and our patio is straight back. the accent wall is a pretty blue color that we decided to leave – we like blue! 🙂
here’s the kitchen from the dining area.
and the inside of the kitchen island/breakfast bar!
*i’ve NEVER lived in a house or apartment with a dishwasher. yes, i’m deprived!
and finally, our bedroom! the master bedroom has a separate bathroom off of it, and a walk-in closet off the bathroom. here’s the bedroom standing in the closet and looking through the bathroom.
and the bedroom from the farthest corner next to the window.
ok, i’m also a super dork and made out this “floorplan” of the apartment. it is NOT to scale – i don’t have the measurements, and i think it’s even longer and skinnier than i drew it, but here’s how all these rooms go together!
i’m still playing with it – i want to use this to try to figure out how i want to arrange our furniture! 🙂
annnndddd….brad’s parents came down to madison today to spend some time together and to go out to dinner. they had a surprise for us too! they took us to american furniture to pick out a dining set for a wedding present! 🙂
this is what we chose.
i LOOOOOOVE it! i feel like such an adult choosing real furniture! it’s 42″ high, and it comes with 24″ chairs. we’re going to be getting 29″ stools for our breakfast bar, so we measured the table and figure out that if we need to, we can pull those to the table as well and people will still be able to fit their legs under the table. they’re just be extra tall! 🙂
if you can’t tell, i am beyond excited about our new apartment! i wish i had a bigger budget to decorate! i think i’ll be doing a lot of diy projects and getting lots of inspiration from young house love and peas & crayons! i’ll be sure to keep you updated on projects and progress!
what was the first “adult” purchase you made?
mine was a queen size bed a year and a half ago! but the table is my second – not that i paid for it, but you know…