The moment you have all been waiting for has arrived. We are going through the doors. This is our stairwell. It has that great, turn of the century, charm.
At the top of the stairs, you will find our front door. (Sorry for the poor quality. I took it with my phone.)
This is our small living area. Oliver spends almost all of his time on top of his cat tree sleeping and keep and eye on the neighborhood. He is a good watch-cat.
I would like to draw your attention to the top of the bookshelf, for a moment. Not only do we have a wonderful wedding gift from my brother, Andy, and his girlfriend, Nikki, but there is a lovely (note the sarcasm) bird claw back scratcher that Andrew got for Christmas. I want to make sure that those involved in the gift-giving noted it lovingly displayed.
Turning to the right, upon entering the front door, you will find the kitchen. It's small and doesn't have much storage, as noted by the items on top of the cabinets, but it works for us.
On the way to the kitchen, right beside the front door, is a vintage child's desk. I bought it from an antique store and used chalk paint to fix it up and give it a more shabby chic look.
On the other side of the room from the couch is our dining area. We have finally been able to get some of our wedding pictures put up. We got that sign from a co-worker of mine and I think that is the perfect spot for it.
Stepping through the door to the right of the dining table in the picture above, you will find yourself in our bedroom. It's the biggest room in our apartment (which isn't saying much, since it isn't all that big). We do, however have a closet (the white door in the picture below) and enough room for a couple dressers, which is just barely enough room to fit all our clothes. We also have room for a couple bookshelves. A good thing, since we both have a lot of books and we don't really want to part with any!
At the other end of our bedroom is a back deck. We share it with the other upstairs apartment, but as no one is living there right now, it is all ours! It is a decent size and a great place to grill, eat some dinner or just relax with coffee and a book in the morning.
A couple small details. We got this tray at a wedding shower that the ladies of his church put together. It is perfect for me! I love the distressed look it has. The stack of books are all old Bibles. Most of them were my Grandma's, but the bottom one is the Bible that one of our nephews carried down the aisle as our ring bearer.
And this is how we heat our house. Not only do they add great charm, but they really do heat the house quite well. There is one in the living room and one in the bedroom. Between the two we stayed warm all winter!
That's it. It's small, and we don't necessarily fit (I still have a closet full of stuff at my parents), but it's home. And right now, there isn't anywhere else I'd want to be!