Steph immediately got to work, feverishly organizing the rooms on the main floor, and oh what a fantastic job she did. When we bought this house, we had barely enough furniture for 2 or 3 rooms. Thanks to her vision and prowess at acquisition, she managed to acquire all the pieces that we needed to fully furnish the house. I went to work getting our new office organized, while she did the rest of the main floor. Now, after just 6 days, I am pleased to say that we have the main floor completed, and just the upstairs bedrooms to go. We shall celebrate this weekend with our first lobster meal since arriving here!
Without further ado, I give you pictures of the completed rooms:
The mantle and built in cabinet. Unfortuntely the old coal fireplace is not working, but maybe we can get it restored eventually. Steph put up the seating chart from our wedding reception above the altar chest on the right.
I insisted on bringing the rosewood china cabinet that my parents gave me almost 16 years ago. It has always been a favourite piece of mine. It turns out to have been a great place to display our "nerdy stuff" as well as Steph's books.
Despite the cabinetry being very dated, the layout is still very user friendly. The addition of the portable island in the centre makes it a very efficient space. We plan to install a dishwasher that we bought with us that is currently out in the garage. But that is in a month or two, once we sort our finances and sales get back up to the level they were at before the move.
The little built in spice rack is the perfect place to display my collection of vintage tobacco tins.
Tons of storage, and a good place for the cat box. Off to the right is a nice powder room. It is so small though that there is no way to get a good picture of it, so I didn't bother. But it's there.
Looking in from the hall. This room is directly across from the kitchen and is the last room before the stairs. Steph's desk is at the back, while mine is in the foreground. These wide desks from Ikea were just the thing to give us plenty of space for the printer, scanner and computers, while having space to actually work on stamps too. I love the deep crimson walls with white trim.
The rest of Canada after 1971, the rest of Nigeria after 1936, some general Commonwealth, worldwide, and our catalogues on the bottom shelf.
And that is it for now, until we finish the bedrooms.