Right now, I want to share some pictures with you. Pictures of our
house tower apartment. I've never lived in an apartment before... and never have I lived in military housing. And while it has its drawbacks, there are a lot of good things about it too. For instance, we live on the 9th floor - the top floor - and because of that, we rarely have to turn on our heat. It's always warm up here and it's wonderful. We also enjoy not having a rent payment or utility bills every month. We've met a lot of neighbors and our apartment was spotless and well-maintained when we moved in.
However, it's still a tower apartment owned by the military. It was spotless because it's all easily-wiped-clean tile. Tile floors, tile kitchen, tile bathroom. And white walls everywhere. I've tried my best to make it into a cozy home, but there is still work to be done. Anyway... here's a peek into our home. Enjoy!
|Our living room. I'm still trying to figure out how to make it more cozy in here. I've also got a lot of empty frames to fill, but hey, at least they're up and on the wall.|
|Something needs to go above that piano....|
|I've already bought some baskets for the top row of shelves on the sofa table, and I've changed up a few frames on the short wall to the right of the TV.|
|Since this picture was taken, I managed to hem the curtains. They look a TON better. We also moved the dining room table perpendicular to the couch.|
|My girls' bedroom.|
|Wish I could splurge on a larger rug to cover those floors. And, I am always on the lookout for a wider table to use for a double-nightstand.|
|The girls' closet. We have not had a dresser for them. Ever. And I always like to have their clothes within their reach so that they can learn to dress themselves.|
|We didn't want to paint, so I looked for other options. The color in the photo is a little off, but the curtains are a deep eggplant purple. And I'm still searching for a great rug to go in here.|
|The master bath. Limited options since we can't paint tile and can't nail anything on the walls....|
|Welcome to the girls' playroom. We'd eventually like to get rid of that loveseat and get a smaller futon or sofa bed for guests. Won't be hard to find small furniture in Japan....|
|The closet was wasted space, so I took off the doors and stuck the play kitchen there.|
|Still need to get some more colorful things on the wall.|
So, there are still a few things to be done, but I can worry about all of that stuff later. I'm just glad to have a space that feels more like "home" to us. The girls seem to like it and really, the biggest problem I have to worry about now is where the heck I'm going to put my Christmas tree this weekend. :) I will add some more pictures of the whole house - including the kitchen, hall bath, and tweaks that I've done throughout the house since taking these original pic - once we get out some Christmas decorations. Thanks for checking in on us!