Saturday, May 28, 2011
I've come to really like this box shelf idea. The bottom left corner is empty because the vase I had bought to put in there broke as I was bringing it home. So for now it stays empty to until I decide what to put in there. Also I still need to get some candles and add a picture to the frame. Little stuff to do but that will come later.
Here it is...it's not stuffed in the back of my car or being hauled up 11 flights of stairs....it's in my living room! On the back right corner you will see a blue ruffled pillow. My mom made that for Granny and after she passed away a few months ago I was able to have it and will now always be a part of my home, no matter where that may be. And of course, I can lay on the couch and shoot hoops! LOL
Well here is part of the view I keep raging about. If you look to the left you will see a tall looking pencil thing, that's the Washington Monument and to the right you will see a little white dome thing, that's the U.S. Capitol and some of DC in between. At night, it's so pretty as all the monuments are lit up in DC. Truly spectacular especially if you are downtown. If you ever come to DC, a night tour is a must!
Hopefully one day soon I will be able to post some more pictures of the view...remember I am camera challenged....lol. My digital camera actually died and it's not high on my priority list to replace it. So the camera on my phone will have to do.
Now what would an apartment be without the touch of Laurie Satrum and Uppercase Living! Walk into my apartment and this is what you will see almost first. The mirror is actually reflecting the bookcase which is near by. With my past history of hanging shelving up on the wall, not sure I would actually hang a coat on one of the hooks. LOL But for now, it can simply be up on the wall and just look nice.
This one has nothing to do with my apartment but I am posting it because I want to. ha ha ha Granny was a classic and the BEST Granny anyone could ever ask for. Here she is outside of Safeway with her notorious box of fritters! I still miss her multiple phone calls everyday telling me what she ate and what she did. Miss you Granny!!!
Yes it's a blue bathroom....not quite sure of the decorating skills of the person who put this all together but hey it works. I have hot showers, a toilet, mirror and sink. All the necessities one needs. It's a classic I must say. Originally I thought I was going to have an all green bathroom...I must of gotten lucky. My blue bathroom makes me giggle but it gives it the apartment character as they say.
This is the bookshelf that sits right in between the entry way and the kitchen. To the right of the bookshelf you can see my door and the entry way. To the left is the kitchen. I didn't take a picture of the kitchen, it's your basic kitchen, oven, fridge, sink, microwave, etc. :)
This one isn't hard to figure out, it's my dresser. On top of the small armoire in the middle of the dresser you can see a crystal apple. My mom loved apples and it's the gift I brought back for her when I was in New York the first time.
To the right, which you can't see in the picture is my bed and then the window where I can open my eyes and see the Washington Monument and U.S. Capitol. It's miles away and the monument is small from my view, but it never gets old to look at.
Due to my special decorating abilities....I had these cute black shelves I tried to put up but after putting one upside down and the other fell off the wall when I put something on it, I opted to do the simple thing and buy what I could only hang up with a simple nail. LOL So here it is, most items strategically placed to hide the holes in the wall I made from the shelves.... :) And of course one of the best additions and the "great feature" to my apartment, the Little Tikes basketball hoop that is, yes adjustable.