Monday, August 5, 2013

Loose Ends

So now that we are officially moved out of the old apartment, and I got all that sappy out of my system, I'm itching to get back to some projects in the house that I've let lie dormant for a couple of weeks.

Remember the porch swing I was so excited about? Well, I'm still excited about it, but it's taking a long time to complete. After a few fights with the electric sander, I decided to go old-school and sand the whole thing by hand. I've been dragging my laptop out onto the porch to watch episodes of Project Runway and The Bachelorette (come back Brooks! I can't watch it tonight, so don't spoil me) while I cover myself in sawdust. Sometimes I'll go out before breakfast and work on it while everything is still quiet. It's very therapeutic. But I'm looking forward to the day when I can actually sit on the swing in the morning instead of wearing out my arms. I'm hoping I can make it work before the summer is over.

Porch swing or no, though, we've been enjoying the sunsets.



I've also been working on my kitchen, something I'll be posting about soon. It's not the most drastic before-and-after you've ever seen, but it certainly looks and feels a lot better. Although Pinterest has me scouring the entire Pittsburgh area for nice looking contact paper to cover my fridge with. Because, you know, I don't have enough on my plate already.

And finally, remember that blanket I decided to knit at the beginning of the summer? I actually finished it a while ago, and never posted about it. I really loved making it, even if it didn't end up being very cheap. You'd think that knitting something from scratch would be cheaper than buying it from the store, but it turns out yarn is expensive, man. Still, I justified the price tag with all the love and time I put into it, and it looks pretty great on the back of the couch. It'll serve me well this winter, I can guarantee it.

I would have taken a picture of all these things today, but since the move, the battery charger for my camera has been super MIA. You try to label everything and this is what it gets you...

6 comments:

  1. Glorious sunset! And I love how you've decorated the bedroom.

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    1. Thanks :) Those book page walls took forever--luckily I had the foresight to do them on foam boards, so they're transportable.

      And yes, I think I had completely forgotten about sunsets until we moved onto our own little hill. Now I can't get enough of them.

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  2. Those are some seriously amazing sunsets. Just insane!

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    1. Right? I feel like our little house climbed up the top of our hill and peeked out over the rooftops just to watch them. It makes me feel like we don't even live in the city at all.

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  3. Beautiful sunset! Jealous about the porch swing! Wish we had a god damn porch! :)

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    1. The porch was like number one on my list of house hunting priorities. Which for some people would have seemed ridiculous, but I assure you, it was necessary :P

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