Sunday, July 12, 2009

Welcome to the Chateau- Visit #1!

I realized it would be easier if I broke the tour into parts- It will be picture intensive anyways :) So without further adieu Welcome to the Chateau! We are on the first floor to the right. In Vegas our apartment only had windows on the south-west facing wall. The chateau has windows on 3/4 sides. I love all the sunlight... but need to figure out curtains soon :) This is the view from the back of the building. We back up to soccer fields and across them is a nursing home. Our garage is the one on the far right (mostly hidden by the shrub in this pic) Right now we are just using it for storage... but we will see. Our washer and dryer are down there. Here is our bed... the pillows are way crooked, oops. I haven't gotten the shams out yet. Here is my bedside table. I got the owl at Urban Outfitters in Vegas and had intended to paint it, but it fits in my yellow scheme perfectly. I got the vase and flowers for 90% at a sidewalk sale in the fall. And the green thing is my ring holder I made at a paint your own pottery place. Love it!
Britton's side has sidewalk sale vases too. I am not loving his side yet... We have a little bookcase over there for the lamp and clock. It works for now.
You will see quite a few projects from the last year are finally in their homes! :) Anya the Matryoshka doll rules from her royal throne. My most favorite gold chair.
The covered bulletin board I made has a few random wedding snapshots I had around. I think I would like a larger maybe b/w picture of us.

This is an amazing b/w pencil drawing from New Orleans that a friend bought me for a previous birthday. I am planning on scoping for similar pics from SanFran and Savannah in my up coming travels.
We got these with wedding gift card $ on clearance. We bought 3Rs and 1 U. and We cut the legs off 2 of the Rs to make Ps. :) I was pretty proud it worked. They were in the bedroom in Vegas but seem very appropriate in the hallway at the Chateau.

We finally got a bathroom rug last night. I like the ones we picked! These paintings have lived with me in 3 states. Britton didn't like the unfinished edges of the canvas. I hot glued grosgrain ribbon around the edges so it is less noticeable.Welcome to your first visit :).
P.S. I am keeping my eyes out for cheap frames I am thinking this is what the empty wall in the bedroom needs.... We'll see.


Kelly said...

i love the chateau!! you are a creative little cat :)
i wish you were clearer on if you lived on the right or left/ your right or mine?? and which side the garage was, totally confused me. but anyway...
your decorating is lovely and i am glad you are finally all moved in and loving your quaint little home. can't wait to see more! hence, the kitchen and rest of the rooms :)

grammy said...

Thanks for the tour. It is way cool. like the way you have things and your special touches. Tracee got some frames from thrift stores and painted them (o:

Erin A said...

Hey Katie, thanks for your comments! Your place looks great, love those paintings in your bathroom too, did you make those? Good luck finishing up all of the last minute bits that make house a home :)