Tuesday, February 22, 2011

I went to St Louis this past weekend to help Courtney move into a new apartment. I am home now with sore muscles in places I didn't know I had muscles, but I think the apartment is a great success.

Courtney didn't have much furniture because she got rid of most of it when she moved from Reno, but what she had was being stored in a friend's basement. So, the queen-sized bed had to be carried upstairs and tied to the back of the pickup truck. Ugh!

The new apartment is on the first floor, with an enclosed patio. The front door is 90 degrees from the building outer door, but so close to it that it was easier to unload stuff over the patio wall and bring it in through the slider door.

Her apartment is older, which means that the dimensions are somewhat more liberal than places they build these days. Check out the huge bedroom closet!

Still, they could have put in more kitchen cabinets on that big blank wall.

But there is a little dining area in the kitchen:

The "theme" here is an Asian/nature vibe and we started out well by finding what I thought was a cool coffee table on clearance for $189. Turns out, it was for the coffee table AND two side tables!! Score!

We shopped, unpacked, and built furniture all weekend long.

The sofa was delivered today (I have no picture to show!) and she picked up the bedside tables as well. I know she will be sorry to see her "redneck chic" tables go!

Courtney and I worked really well together and were very efficient this weekend. Courtney even had time to pop into work and take care of some emails. (See Dad? She DOES have a job! Pay no attention to the casual attire, we were between building sessions!)

I had a great time and loved being part of getting Courtney set up in her new place. And I know she loves it!!


barefoot gardener said...

Oh, the joy of a new place!!! And how fun for you to get to join in with the home set-up.

Liz said...

Yay! It looks so good! I'm very proud of both of you :)

Cheryl said...

Very nice Courtney...I see gourmet meals on the dining table in the future!