Monday, October 1, 2012

One Year in our Flat

Well, as I wrote a few weeks ago, we've been here for officially one year now.  When we first moved here I posted a bunch of photos of our flat the day we got here.  A lot has changed in the last year, and they have been wonderful in letting us take some ownership in decorating the space in order to make if feel more like home.  You can see the transformations for yourself.

Our living room:
They actually let us paint this room and we did some other things to it just to make it feel more like our own space.  It has been a lot of fun to figure out how to decorate with no money.  It takes me back to when we were first married. :) 

This is the largest bedroom.  It started out as the boys' room, but we quickly took it over (they're little = they take up little space.  (And plus I'm a little bit selfish.))  You can see a guest appearance from Ollie in the second bedroom shot. :)
The bathroom:
Unfortunately I don't have a before photo, but trust me when I say that this is a VAST improvement.  We were able to paint the walls, which proved to be a challenge because of the already-green tile.   We also got a shower curtain and rug to brighten it up and bit, and painted the side of the bathtub (which was a wood color).
This is the guest room:
Pretty much the same except for a few basic things.

And finally, the boys' room:
It started out as our room, but then we switched, and it has worked out great ever since.