Thursday, December 6, 2012

The Cottage

 I have been working on The Cottage with The Blog Tech in between cooking for the masses.  My husband left this morning with the car packed from top to bottom with all of the food for the two events.  I usually never run out of energy but last night when I sat down on the sofa, I thought I might need a nap to get the energy to walk upstairs to go to bed. is good to be done with all of that food. Now it is time to concentrate on Christmas baking.

 The Ikea adventure continues.  We bought these cabinets to use as night stands and The Blog Tech assembled them.  The light coming through the window looks like two big candles!

 This is the matching big dresser which he put together too.  The TV will eventually be moved to the entertainment unit in the living room.

 We finally moved a table into the kitchen. The chairs have been moved down too but I forgot to take a pic.

 We moved some old denim furniture into the living room.  It was the only furniture I had that was the right size.  It is comfortable and durable so it is perfect for them.

 I decorated a little tree for them too.

 This is a piece done by one of my favorite artists.  I know, very strange!

 In case you haven't seen these yet, they are great.  These little ovens run on two 40 watt bulbs.  The fire looks very realistic and they are also heaters.  This little unit can heat a 400 square foot room.  Very economical, functional and cute.

 We chose a platform bed so they could have more storage.

 There are six drawers under the bed.

 Now we have to find something to hand on the wall.

 This was originally the dining room but for their purposes we turned it into their bedroom.  The two upstairs rooms are functioning as The Blog Tech's music studio and the other one as a big walk in closet.

 This is the Ikea beast!  I am on my way back to the store to sort out the mess.  This is not assembled yet.  It is just stacked and waiting for the workmen to return. What a nightmare! The workmen want to install it in a way that Ikea insists will not provide enough support and will fall off of the way.  No one is doing anything until I am sure it will be done the correct way.  I am sure I will be there for hours today.

 I Ikea'd the bathroom too.

 This chandelier has to be moved.  The Blog Tech has beaned himself on it several times already.

 I hung the painting yesterday and now we need to get a big mirror for over the mantle.

This is the wall that the entertainment unit will be hung on.  You can see how big the piece is to fill this spot.  More later on how this turns out.  I am off to Ikea!  Woohoo!!!