To catch up any new C.R.A.F.T. readers, Andy and I are getting married (possibly on Valentine’s day!) and recently moved to Florida. Andy actually moved back in August, and I officially moved in on Monday, January 30.
The renting thing is a totally different ball game. (We got the Austin condo officially leased yesterday… hip, hip hooray!) If you currently rent, you are going to extra-like the next couple of months on C.R.A.F.T. It’s all about making things pretty, without making it permanent. Oh, and of course, we try to do it all for free!
First things first, let me show you what we’re working with…it’s a 1,000-ish square feet, one bedroom apartment with 1 and 1/2 baths. Square footage wise, a tad bigger than our old place in Austin, but minus a whole bedroom and LAUNDRY room. Which is proving to be mighty tricky when organizing an entire laundry room and craft room into 2 closets!
These pictures were all taken pre me and all my stuff moving in. This is how Andy lived for almost 5 months (that is a blow up mattress in the bedroom)!
You just opened the front door and you see our bedroom. Yes, our bedroom has no door.
Again, bedroom has no door? I suppose someone was going for the open feel?
To the left in the foyer is the half bath…
You’re walking down the hallway 🙂 That closet is the new MP AND laundry room! We also have a storage room in the hallway of the building, but that space was quickly eaten by our 2 bikes.
Super tiny, galley style kitchen. The entire kitchen has 1 drawer. Yep, true story. That drawer is only 9 1/2 in. wide… It’s pretty tricky trying to find a silverware caddy for such a tiny drawer!
Our favorite thing about the place is that you can see the ocean! Apparently, there are manatees (sea cows?) living in the intracoastal (that body of water right in front). I will be manatee searching soon. I have actually been staring out the window a lot thinking one might jump. (Do manatees jump?)
This picture basically sums up the entire apartment.
Pretty sunset viewing and a major glare on the ‘ol computer! I have moved that sucker around about 6 times now.
Have you moved lately? Or organized? Or tried to get rid of things? Or moved from a 4 room house to a 2 room house? I’d love to hear… I just keep thinking how together really is a wonderful place to be!