Monday, May 31, 2010

One room with a view

Peter lived in his place for 2 years before Bunbury, Jim has not moved for the past 8 years. When you add to the mix that both the guys like to accumulate stuff, you have a taxing month of moving and two exhausted, and sometime cranky, homeowners.

We made a decision Thursday night that there had to be one place in the house to relax and put full effort into settling the sunroom. Apologies for the quality of the picture, there is only so much a blackberry can do and there was no way I was going to dig through all the boxes looking for the camera.

And we have a little corner of calm. The Room & Board sofa (a craiglist find from 4 years ago with a slipcover from the outlet) fit perfectly in the sunroom. This was a good thing, because the sofa, which does not have removeable legs, would not make it into the living room. A painted bench found at a garage sale provides the perfect place to put our feet up for a few minutes before tackling another box.

From the sofa we have a great view out the front of the house to our new hosta garden. Thanks to friend Joe, and his wonderful mother, we have a hosta garden that looks good today and will be amazing in a couple years.

There were a couple milestones this weekend. A wheelbarrow was purchased (craigslist again), tools from a bunch of garage sales, the chicken coop is being prepped, a Bald eagle was spooted feeding on the side of the road, a croquet set and volleyball showed up in our new stocked outdoor game cabin and most importantly, our marriage license arrived from New Hampshire.

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  1. You have a Room and Board outlet?!?!?!?! So jealous!
    First room looks fabulous. We have been rennovating our 100 year old house for awhile so I feel your pain. Our wedding gifts are still in storage - don't be us!

  2. The room looks inviting and relaxing. A perfect little get away as you unpack the rest of the chaos. Cheers!

  3. Hi Jim, thanks for stopping by my blog. It's great to find yours and I'll be back to spend some time. If you guys are doing any renovating you may be interested in our glass vessel sink giveaway closing Wed night. Stop by and comment on that thread to get in on it if you haven't already. Jane F