Monday, September 08, 2008

Ms Fix-it

Went to IKEA for breakfast and shopping on Sunday. I Just missed the free coffee half hour, oh well.
P and I had noticed that we no longer had a good place to store the onions and potatoes in the new kitchen. In the old place we used hanging baskets and there is no place to do that in the new space. The large cabinet to the right of the stove had a less than adequate use of space so I remedied that by installing 2 wire baskets. I had to shim up the sides of the cabinet to make the space the correct width for the basket, but it worked. Now we have a proper place for the potatoes, onions and bread. Fabulous!

I picked up a mat for the front door and baskets and drawer organizers for the main bathroom. It was a successful trip.

I think the rest of the kitchen items were gone over and we now have a hefty box of SCA feast items that would work for a raffle and a number of boxes that will be for Good Will. I still need to finish steaming off the wallpaper in the kitchen and if the knitters don't come over tonight I may just do that.

Saturday I re-arranged the shelves in the guest/ library and unpacked all of the books. That was a lot of work, but the space really looks great and is super functional! I'm thinking I might want a chair in there eventually. A nice comfy chair to sit and read in, or knit, or sew, or simply decompress. I loved the Lunna easy chair. It was so comfy and instantly put me in the mood to read or nap. The choice of colors is not fantastic, but the grey-brown wasn't a bad choice. It's not a priority right now.

I've started going through the pictures and deciding which room will get what. I suggested that we put the griffin above the fireplace and I think P likes that idea. I think it will be a very elegant focal point for the room. We are trying to pick a date for our housewarming. My only requirement is that the kitchen is painted and the boxes are gone, so not for a couple of weeks at least.


K said...

you should have a halloween house warming!!!

Courtney said...

It's so cool hearing about you and P making your new house into your new home. It sounds like you're really enjoying it, too! :)

Constanza said...

It sounds like you are settling in nicely!