Home Projects

Today is it: the last day of my week-and-a-half mostly at-home vacation. I threw a couple parties, held my newborn baby niece, put some pictures in frames, and today I finished with a bang.

First project was rearranging the living room.

Before:

Not much furniture, not much focal point, bad for conversation.

Lots of room, but all in the wrong spots.

After:

More furniture, better conversation, easier to rearrange for optimal Kinect-playing.

Pardon my snowflakes. I haven't undecorated from New Year's Eve yet.

Had to buy a new chair and a new lamp to accomplish the above. I know, it’s a hard life.

The new chair

The new lamp

I also enlisted help in hanging some pictures around the house. I’ll spare you pictures of the pictures on my walls, except for these:

These are a complete bear to put the pictures in, and also to hang. But they look cool.

Overall, it’s been a productive day, and a productive vacation. I won’t say I’m exactly happy about going back to work tomorrow (even though I totally miss my coworkers– see you tomorrow, guys!), but I’m definitely zen about it, considering things in the house are better than they were when I started vacation. That doesn’t always happen, but it’s sure nice when it does!