The move went fairly well. It was a little emotional for a minute there as you can probably tell from the post of the empty condo. I hired movers for the move and it was worth every penny! The week before I moved to NYC I had to come up to do paperwork and drove up with my rugs and valuables. I thought placing the rugs before the movers came was a wise idea.
Here's what the apt looked like before the movers came.
The couch could only fit one direction in the room due to that stupid radiator! uggh. It would be perfect without the silly thing. poor placement.
Anyhoo, the MASSIVE TV blocked some of the pieces on the wall where fiance had already started placing artwork (as seen in picture above), so we had to rearrange it all. I meant to take a picture of the wall before we started, but here it is in progress. We assembled the artwork we wanted to go on the wall and I made paper templates of each piece. This way you can rearrange pieces before nailing into the wall.
You also get a little snapshot of fiance drilling holes in the wall. At one point he had to do work, during which time I got bored and attempted to hang one or two pieces. Of course with him watching I totally messed it up so I was banned from the hammer and hanging.
Here's the final wall (one of the pieces needs picture wire on the back of it, so it's still a piece of paper, but otherwise everything is up!). I love it!
as with all pics, click to enlarge
A few close ups:
(painting I made for fiance to go on the wall, it has meaning behind it)
a leftover floorboard from my condo that I brought up with me.
we each carved our initials into it and I made a heart around them.
This is in the bedroom. It's hanging on a hook where a previous picture was. It drives me crazy that it's not over the bed, and we'll probably move it but after all of the other pieces that had to be hung, fiance attempted to convince me it looks just perfect right where it is..... ha!
one must never forget..
Here's the desk/bookshelf system with a mixture of both of our trinkets. I've changed it a few times already and I'm sure it will be ever-changing but for now I think it works.
Despite the few sad moments, I am so completely happy to be up here with my love. I'm sure it will be an adjustment and I have yet to start my new job, but thus far I have seen five of my absolute best friends and am excited to have even more amazing times with them all! Manhattan is exciting and there is a lot to do.
I'm looking forward to turning this apartment into a wonderful home for the two of us. I know there's a bit too much pink throughout the place which is leftover from my bachelorette pad. Hopefully we can transition away from that but I'm lucky to say that I have a wonderful man who doesn't mind it. He's given me somewhat free reign to decorate!