Saturday, February 28, 2009

The Living Room

So, our Christmas present to each other this year was a new flatscreen TV. Found it at Memory Express of all places - it's a computer store, so I didn't even realize they sold TV's. It's a 37" LCD Sharp Aquos that you can buy at Future Shop for about $899 and M.E. sold it to us for below cost - $400! It was missing the part the connects the TV to the base so it has to be wall mounted, but hey - that's what we were going to do anyhoo.
Here's the first night we got it home:

J plugged it in right away to play some Mario Kart. It was too late at night to start dismantling the wall unit and put it up.
This is the living room after taking apart the huge wall unit we had created when first moving in - part of it went in this corner, the other shelf in the computer room. Feels so much more open now.
Yes, I did hang our Rock Band Fender up on the wall - with white pushpins no less!
So, I think the next thing on the list is going to be painting. We have a floor guy coming in the next little bit to take a look and make some recommendations on the process. As our building shifts a lot and the concrete needs to be re-leveled we want to make sure we do everything we can to have it last. But in the meantime, I think I'm going to paint. I'm thinking light cream walls, keep the dark grey in the kitchen, and glossy white trim. I plan to accent with light grey and red and black, and I think the cream and white paint will provide a warm fresh base. I also want this picture that's above our couch to continue to fit in, as it was painted by J's brother's girlfriend for us, but we'll see. It may have to move. I also took down the curtain rod above the window and am so far liking the clean crisp lines. Of course, being a girl, I'm sure I'll change my mind, but for now, it's good.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Look what I can do!

Bicycle Built For Two
Yup, that's me! The song reminds me of my dad, singing to us as kids and I just couldn't resist.