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We rearranged the master bedroom this weekend. The way the house is set up, the master opens off of a very short hall that's right off the living room, and the way it was set up before, you could see the bed from the living room so it didn't feel very private, especially when we had friends over. By moving the bed over to the far wall, the sight line is now blocked and it feels nicer.

There was also the problem of all the exercise equipment. Experts on sleep claim you shouldn't,t have that sort of thing in the bedroom, but experts can go jump off a cliff because there isn't anywhere else to put it.

So here it is, in all it's COMPLETELY BLANK-WALLED GLORY. No pictures up on the walls at the moment. We used to have one nice wide one up on the wall the headboard is now against, but took it down because it was HEAVY and we were terrified it would fall down on our heads and do severe damage one night. It'll be put up on the opposite wall eventually.

cut for pics )

So there it is, beginning to take shape after 2 years. We've got to grab our collection of artworks that don't yet have a home and work out what should go on the wall and in what arrangement. Not an award-winning room, but it'll do!
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A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned that we'd gone to IKEA and the Container Store and PURCHASED ALL THE THINGS because we'd finally gotten our washer and dryer stacked and could finally get our laundry room organized.

We added the final touch tonight, so now I have pictures!

Cut for pictures, including LITTERBOXES with NO cat poop )

Mural help!

Aug. 6th, 2010 03:57 pm
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So I just got moved into my new office. Woo! It's got a window, but the window looks out on the stacks and encourages people to stop and watch me, so the blinds on it are staying shut. (The door has a window also, but I have a 24 x 36" "Keep Calm and Carry On" poster on order, which I will use to cover it.)

When looking for (relatively) inexpensive ways to put very large things on the wall that fake being windows, I ran across a wall mural site that sold some mid-size murals and this one struck me. There was a much larger one that struck me as well, but alas I have come to the conclusion that I cannot get it onto the walls without cutting some major holes in it for things like the emergency light/siren thingy hanging in my office. Alas.

At any rate, the mural above is not only just 4'2" tall (and comes in 4 panels), which will fit on my walls and look like a large window, but it is 12 foot wide *and* is composed in such a way that I can use two panels of it for one window and two panels of it for another window on the other side of the office, and it won't be obviously chopped in half. Like so:

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So ... the crux of the matter is: I need to turn these wallpaper-type panels into something that can be hung on the wall. So they need to be stuck to a backing. Foam board, the obvious thing, doesn't come cheaply in sizes of the panels (3' x 4'2"). I can duct-tape foam board together, but need to come up with a way to strengthen it so it doesn't fold in half while transporting AND come up with a way for it to be hung on a wall. (I can hang anything I want on the wall as long as I get the physical plant to come do it, because that way they have to pay for wall damages instead of the library if they screw up. Plus, they're good at it.)

Putting some sort of molding on it so that it looks like a window would be good - any suggestions for that? And how to fix said molding on?
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We stopped by the house last night to take measurements of all the rooms so we can start working out where things should go.

cut for maundering on about furniture arrangement )
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...Yeah, lotsa posts right now, but I just dumped 275 photos from my camera onto my hard drive and have a Thing against mixing subjects in one post.

New furniture! )
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After work today I went by the new apartment complex to give them my electricity account number and to get more photos with the new camera. I ahve now THOROUGHLY photographed the apartment. And also asked them for a floorplan of my model, so I didn't have to fuss with making it up from the other model anymore.

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Went by the apartment complex today and put down the deposit. They had three apartments they were willing to hold 'til June, and I picked one at the far end of the complex (less traffic), that was a corner unit (fewer neighbors). And it appears to have a door that reads EXIT right next to it, instead of another apartment, so I may actually have no neighbors on either side. And before you say "But what about traffic up and down those stairs?" - there is no parking on the side of the building the stairs go to, only entrances to garages. There shouldn't be any regular traffic there.

Being a corner unit, there are windows on two sides of my living room, and I have an uninspiring view of a bunch of leafless trees and a warehouse some distance away. In the spring and summer, however, the warehouse should be hidden from view.

I took a few photos, and a few measurements, and spent some time attempting to make the floorplan make sense according to the few measurements I took. I was not especially successful, but the general idea is there, and it's close enough to play Let's Design [livejournal.com profile] telophase's Apartment!

Peeectures! )

Room

Nov. 30th, 2006 05:32 pm
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Since I didn't have to go in to work, I spent the day putting together these wire cube thingys to provide more storage space in my room, and in moving the bed (well, I did that last night)

The results )

AGH!

Apr. 15th, 2006 01:33 pm
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I'm addicted to those household organization shows, mostly because I am totally not organized, but sometimes the advice they give is just ... ugh. The howler today is that the organizer says that keeping negatives is not necessary, because you can scan or make copies of photos at many places today. Uh, well, yeah, as long as you don't care that you have crappy copies. It might be OK for someone who really doesn't care about the quality of the images, but the woman who's getting her house organized today is an artist.

If you've got to get rid of the negatives, take them to a place that can scan them for you and burn them to CD. That way you've got the best copy you can make.

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