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post #981 of 1163

I am finding such great inspiration...  

post #982 of 1163

We've been at our new place about a two weeks now and I've got the main bathroom looking how I want. Still so many things to unpack. So I'm excited to have one area done.

We only have one main bathroom. The wicker/basket drawers are hair brushes and hair bows/clips for my girls. We keep the towels rolled up under the sink.

 

Sorry for the big pictures... not really sure how to scale them down.

We rent a 1200 sq foot, 2 bedroom 1 1/2 bath townhouse.

 

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post #983 of 1163

very nice, pax! :D

post #984 of 1163
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Originally Posted by zoebird View Post

very nice, pax! :D



Thanks! It feels good to get things done. One thing that has happened with all the moves is that I've purged and purged again. Things we own now are things we ether love, or need. It's freeing.. or rather it will feel freeing once we are all unpacked.

 

Our half bath.

 

Horrible mirror wall tile that isn't in the best shape, I hung "fish" netting on it since I have sort of a nautical theme.   A little bit more thematic in the room, but this is our guest bathroom and it's nice to have it look "nice". Plus all of the items are things I love. My MIL gave to me and I've just always loved her pirate.

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027.JPGGot our Laundry room/Pantry organized and clean. One of the other reasons we moved from our 975sq ft apartment was not having our own washer and dryer. In this unit they had hook ups but you had to provide your own. So we purchased a used washer/dryer stacker to have extra pantry room.

Next to the washer.

028.JPG I really love our can rotators. We use what we need and don't run out. On the bottom rack I have flour, Sugar, and oatmeal in large tubs.

post #986 of 1163

It's been really motivating to post pictures of our "Done" rooms. One goal DH and I had since moving was to organize everything. Everything has a home, a place and to evaluate if it's needed. I'd purge and simplify more than what I've done but DH is sometimes a "Well we might need... We spent money on... What if".

 

Here is the kitchen.

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041.JPGOur "Spice" cabinet. Organized by most used and baking. Plus pot holders.

post #987 of 1163

Love it, pax! We are moving into a 2 br townhouse soon too, so you are inspiring me! I would love to know where those little wicker drawers on the bathroom counter are from....or what stores you suggest shopping for similar items! :) Thanks

post #988 of 1163

Thanks! I really love the wicker drawers. Our old house didn't have any drawers in the bathroom so this  was a must. I found them about 2yrs ago at a store called Fred Myers... I think the container store .com... Pier 1 or Cost Plus world Market might have similar styles. Or even a Hobby Lobby. :)

post #989 of 1163

This is the first time I've visited this forum & these photos are so inspirational!! Thank you so much for sharing... I can't wait to take some of these ideas to our new apartment!

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DD's closet (super organized considering how much medical stuff she has)

 

My desk and bookcase (and a small toy stash for DS)

 

My bed and nightstand (this area used to be a toy dumping ground)

 

Calendar and another small toy stash

 

Kitchen

 

DD's bedroom (a work in progress, but again, awesome considering her medical stuff)

 

DS's bedroom...he's adopting some of his dad's hoarding tendencies so I've limited him to ONE "collection" and he chose dalmatians.

 

Kitchen table

 

TV and movies

 

Living room...the one area I'm still working on...the "stuff" on the left is just a pile of things needing to go.  It's unsightly, but I know if I stash it in a closet I'll never get rid of it.

post #991 of 1163

Looks lovely, Bandgeek!  (Love your username!  love.gif)  I can see your kids share a dalmatian obsession with mine...

post #992 of 1163

very nice, bandgeek. one thing that I love is that even though your daughter appears to have some pretty major medical issues (considering the o2 tanks and your comments), in no way would I have thought that those rooms looked anything but normal, comfortable and homey -- not at all "medically" -- and i wouldn't have known that your child had issues if you hadn't mentioned it. Kudos to you! That's not an easy feat in and of itself. :) Looks great!

post #993 of 1163
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DS's bedroom...he's adopting some of his dad's hoarding tendencies so I've limited him to ONE "collection" and he chose dalmatians.

 

 

I think I have to try this "one collection" thing - my 10 year old told me a while ago that he is now collecting empty dental floss containers! Sadly for him, I told him it just wasn't going to happen - he can have his cards, rocks, nutcrackers, eifel tower things (?), etc. But not actual garbage!

post #994 of 1163

So glad there's more pics to enjoy!

 

 

I don't wanna clutter up the thread w/multi quotes so I'll just point out things I liked.

 

Love the 2 different colored walls and retro tv stand in the living room of one post.

 

Love the dark cabinets and jars, Texanromantic and esp love your table!

 

Beepie, awesome that you have so many plants! It livens up the place.

 

 

I adore the completely decluttered kitchen counters and the colorful bathrooms and colorful accents here and there.

 

I did a google search for "can rotators" and added it to my "I want" list. :P

 

Overall, I can easily find something I like in all of the pictures lol.gif This is my favorite thread and totally inspiring.

 

 

 

 

post #995 of 1163
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very nice, bandgeek. one thing that I love is that even though your daughter appears to have some pretty major medical issues (considering the o2 tanks and your comments), in no way would I have thought that those rooms looked anything but normal, comfortable and homey -- not at all "medically" -- and i wouldn't have known that your child had issues if you hadn't mentioned it. Kudos to you! That's not an easy feat in and of itself. :) Looks great!


 

Well I took the pics from angles where you don't see everything. LOL  If you walked in my house you'd know.  If you peek around the side of the fridge there's 10 medicine bottles there and syringes.  To the left of her crib is the vest system, suction machine, nebulizer, pulse-ox, ect.  At the very bottom of the pic of her bedroom you can see the very top of the oxygen concentrator.  And of course her wheelchair is in the living room.  If you get up close to the "dressers" they are labeled "syringes", "oxygen supplies", ect.  I feel like I'm *surrounded* by nothing but medical stuff!!!  Some days I wish I could just live in a cozy little 2 bedroom, but we did it for 2 years and I rearranged that place like 15 times and it just wasn't going to work!  We finally have enough room in this townhouse. :-)

post #996 of 1163

I think it sounds great to keep medical supplies in normal dressers though. I think it looks more homey and less clinical. 

 

A friend of mine had a stroke at 19 (she had a rare blood disorder that was well controlled from childhood, but caused the stroke), and she had a lot of medical apparatus in her rooms (she lived with her parents too). but she was adamant that her place not look like a hospital room or nursing home. 

 

They did such a good job of handling things for her. she had an old beautiful armoire that held her various night time medical things (some sort of breathing machine), her extra medicines, syringes, etc. You wouldn't even know that it was full of medical supplies. You went into her room and it looked like a normal young woman's room. Clean, neat, beautifully decorated. Then you look IN the armoire, and -- yup, there it is. 

 

She also had a wheel chair and working dog, so there was a lot of "heavy machinery." she eventually got a lift to help her get into bed -- which was connected to the ceiling, but she changed the hammock part of it with some fabric that matched her rooms. She had it set up so it could be pushed into a corner, and hten it just looked like a drape. It was really something.

 

I think it's really special when we can bridge the gap between this necessary -- and very industrial -- apparatus and simple, lovely living.

 

my friend spent a lot of time in hospitals, and sadly died at 26. It still breaks my heart, and it was nearly a decade ago. Anyway, while she lived, she said she spent plenty of time in doctors offices, hospitals, and recovery centers (nursing homes) that she really wanted home to be home. So she made it work. She was an amazing young woman, and I feel really blessed to have known her.

 

So, even though it is your every day, everywhere reality -- it looks very homey, and I think that's a testament to love and dedication. This is a special child, with special needs. But she also just needs a place to be "home." And you've provided that really well.  

post #997 of 1163

We redid Ds's room this spring and it looks marvelous.  It's the only clean and clear part of the house. smile.gif

The left closet has shelves in it and is mostly toy storage.  The right closet has his dresser in it.  I'm quite jealous!

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post #998 of 1163

That looks like such a peaceful room!  it is lovely :)

post #999 of 1163

great room! :D

post #1000 of 1163

Breathtaking!  Be honest....did you cheat and just post something from a Home & Garden magazine?  orngtongue.gif

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