Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Due Date

So today is my due date.  I wasn't actually expecting to have her today, so I'm not really disappointed, mentally.  Physically is another story - I feel like I've hit a wall.  She's big, she's active, and I am heavy, huge, and awkward.  I won't bitch because I know everyone feels like this at this point, but I am just done.

Anyways, here is the new study/guest room.  This used to be my study, but once I was done with law school, I really didn't need a whole room for my computer and stuff.

Before.  I wish I had some photos of the study with all the furniture in it but I didn't have that much foresight.  Instead I have photos of an empty room with a bajillion different paint colors on the walls.  I must have bought a dozen different tester pints before I finally settled on the paint colors.  So frustrating but worth it because I'm really happy with the way it turned out.

I'm not a huge fan of daybeds but it was really a good solution for us.  There's a pop-up trundle underneath, and I got nice mattresses and mattress pads, so hopefully visitors will be comfortable.  We just didn't have room for anything more.  The closet is to the right (I'm a big fan of the curtains-for-closet-doors-thing).  The lamp is very college dorm room, but at this point we're reluctant to spend any more money on things that aren't necessities.  Someday I'd like to put a spine-style bookshelf back there, with a brushed nickel arc lamp to shed light over the bed.  I'm also in love with the blinds.  We never had anything in here, and I went ahead and ordered custom wooden blinds for the window.  I'm SO happy I did.  I'm going to put the same thing in our bedroom once our bank account recovers.

I bought these paintings from a street painter in Florence, when I spent a summer in Siena.  In my junior year of college.  And I just now got them framed.  It felt really good to put them up on the wall.  I love the paintings themselves, I just didn't have anywhere to put them until now.  I think "frame Italy paintings" has been on my to-do list for the past eight years.  That's got to be a record.

My "study" corner.  Mostly full of electronics.

Same thing, I just really like the overhead fan/light so I wanted to include a pic of that too.
Overall, I'm happy with the way it turned out.  I wish I had more storage space, because a lot of stuff that used to be in this room is now living in the basement, but I've got the essentials and I think our guests will still have plenty of room.

And now it's time for me to head to bed and pray my water breaks in the middle of the night! 

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