Friday, 2 January 2009

Extreme Flat Makeover, Christmas Edition

There's been some Christmas progress on the lounge remodel, although no more work has yet been done. I was, however, quite happy to come home one day to find this:
The entryway nearly empty of furniture that didn't belong there! The big chest of drawers and the loveseat had magically disappeared...
and reappeared here. In the lounge. Woot! A place to sit, and being able to get to my gloves and hats and scarves and blankets and handkerchiefs. It looked like a real room again! Even though it was only because we were having company up... still. I can't really complain. Whatever it takes to get this place liveable is okay with me. Now all it needed was...

some Christmas cheer! I dug out the few things I had a put them around on the mantle and the tv. I couldn't wait any longer. It started out with my Nativity set, a snowman, some assorted candle holders, and two Russian dolls. It wasn't much, but it was enough. And then, magically... more decorations appeared! Again, because we were having company, but still. Christmas cards poured in by the stack, every day... and there was tinsel, and flowers, and...
our Christmas tree! Isn't it lovely? And what a perfect spot for it to sit, now that the chest of drawers was settled here. The presents had to sit on the ground to make room for the cards, but that was quite all right. I don't care where they sit, as long as there are some! =D
Now all that's left is still the skirting boards... which will be nice, to keep out the drafts. In places, I can actually see the stones of the facade. It's quite interesting, living in an old flat.


Luckily, Kenny's nephews are keen to do the job for us (they are joiners and know what they are doing), so yay! I'll keep you posted on that, as well. We'll have a lounge-warming party when it's all done. ;)

7 comments:

Barb said...

Woohoo, progress and Christmas cheer! Yeah! Though I got cold seeing that stone! Be sure to invite me to your lounge-warming party, okay?

Jennie B said...

Its looking good. Glad you were able to decorate for the holiday!!

You gonna leave it up til Easter?

Mrs4444 said...

Your apartment is really beautiful; all the warm colors. Looks very homey!

Amie Vaughan said...

Of course you'll be invited, Barb!

No, Jen, they come down on Monday, because I'm leaving on Tuesday. Well, my stuff comes down at least.

Thanks, Mrs. 4444. It's not as warm as it was, and I miss what it was. But it's not as bad as it could have been. It's growing on me. =)

Barb said...

where are you going, Amie? Texas?!

Amie Vaughan said...

I wish! No, I'm going to London for a week. I have friends who are here for a viva and all, so I'm visiting and sightseeing and all. =D

Barb said...

Have fun "playing Barb" and enjoy your friends while they're there. I can't wait to see pics from your time in London, one of my favorite cities in the world.