We’re moving on up.

On June 11, 2008, in Nursery, Things I want, Things to do, by Wendy

Er…more like moving on over since we’re already on the top floor. We finally got word that we can have the two bedroom apartment down the hall. It has been painted, and they’re working on some renovations in the kitchen and bathroom. We’re also going to get a full-sized refrigerator to be placed in the giant pantry (Curses to the mini fridge we’ve been using for years).

Our building caretaker is currently on his annual month-long vacation to St. Petersburg, so most of the work has come to a halt during his absence. As soon as Andrei is back, he’ll finish up the work, and we should be able to move in late this month or early next month.

We’re so excited to have more space! We have fantasized about living in that apartment for years because it is the best two bedroom in our building. It is the only other apartment we ever could have considered living in because we currently live in the best one bedroom apartment in our building.

I would like to get in there and measure the rooms so I can draw the layout and figure out how I’m going to place our current furniture. I have also been doing some browsing online and found a few things that I want to purchase. I am just dying to nest!

I already purchased this Dutailier glider/recliner, but it hasn’t been delivered yet.

Dutailier Glider
I don’t think our kitchen renovations are going to include a dishwasher. If not, I want to get this portable Whirlpool:

Whirlpool Dishwasher

I picked this model over the Kenmore because the Whirlpool model has a locking system so it can’t be opened easily once it’s started and it has a food disposal system. It also has a butcher block counter top that will come in so very handy in my kitchen as it lacks counter space. It will be such a relief to not have to do dishes by hand any longer.

I also want to get this pretty awesome couch from Pottery Barn Teen for Izzy’s room:

PB Teen Couch

I like it because it converts into a full sized bed. When we have guests, they can sleep on the fold out couch and Izzy can sleep in our room. It’s on sale right now, and it looks like they’re already out of the brown and black versions, which is fine by me because I did want the colorful striped version. I think the color scheme will go great with the painting that Dan gave us for Izzy’s room. I just can’t order it now since we don’t know when we’re moving in. I can’t have it arrive and try to cram it in to our current place. That just won’t do. I’m keeping my fingers crossed it will still be available when I have a place to put it.

The last piece of furniture I want to get is a dining room table. I am so excited that we’ll have room for a table. We have been eating our meals on the couch or at our desks because those are the only spaces available in our current place. I still haven’t found exactly what I want. I do know that I want something that is expandable, preferably with self contained extensions, but I’ll deal with leaves if I have to. I am looking forward to hosting dinner parties again!


3 Responses to We’re moving on up.

  1. Shelly says:

    That would be 2nd best 1 bedroom in the building. 😉 I do love that you have a back door but I love the night sky out my windows and not looking into anyone elses windows. Other than that we’re a draw. :-)

  2. Elena says:

    Consider this an offer to help you guys move when you need me.

  3. Wendy says:

    Thanks Elena! We’ll totally take you up on your offer.

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