Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Moscow Makeover

I went up to Moscow ID with Luke after "the sickness" because apparently the H1N1 virus and Cancer patients don't mix very well. (Well that or they mix too well) You get the point I was banished. Luke and his middle brother Mark and sharing an apartment this year and it was completely empty making it a fairly germ resistant haven. Mark drove up from Colorado with a jam packed pick up truck. Then he went back down to Payette ID for more stuff. He finished off his trips this last weekend with a trip to Portland OR for his grandpa's old desk. (Quite the road-tripper.) Here's his truck upon arrival.

Here's my car looking oh so cheerful between to grayish dismal cars in the parking lot. Couldn't resist taking a picture!Luke helped Mark unload before heading off to work.Yep even the cab was stuffed to the brim! I had also brought a car load of things (pots, pans, picture frames etc.) for furnishing the apartment. The frames might look familiar (think back to April with Twilight party and Red party) but this round they have some grayscale photos of them, their friends and family. The "N"s are vintage/1 new letters I've found around and about (cough etsy) and are their/my future last initial. They were metal/red/black and they both have the same last name so I thought it made for a kind of cool wall. Lamp was $10 at Wal-Mart, coffee tables were spray painted a flat black and a glass place cut four panes for me of the same tint in Moscow, I found a red futon cover on sale at Bed Bath and Beyond, You cant see them but on the coffee table are 2 hurricanes with red and clear stones, a vanilla candle and the base of the coffee table is filled with golf balls.

We painted the laminate wood TV stand and bookshelf black to match and hung up some of their sports equipment to give it a more masculine feel. The bookshelf is filled with all of Luke's DVD's in ABC order...I wanted to put them in order by color but that apparently makes them hard to find. The Foosball table gets put against the wall for TV movie watching as there is a black chair where I stood to take the picture.
Luke's bathroom was my other entertainment as I REALLY REALLY like it. The shower curtain is definitely staying when we get married. Did I mention I really like it?

The towels were on clearance at Wal-Mart as well. The Einstein poster is one I got him when we were first dating. I was kind of excited to hear he thought Einstein was cool. Anyway the bathroom needed something more. An art feature on the wall. I thought polka dot wall decals might be too feminine so while I was sitting in the doorway brainstorming I realised that a grey print would be perfect because it would pull out the grey in the shower curtain emphasizing a more masculine color. Then I remembered the print. Got a brushed metal frame 40% off at Michael's and we were in business.
Here's hoping it still looks okay in a couple weeks.


live a colorful life said...

wow, Jess, you did an awesome job! Love the shower curtain, and the towels.

The Isaacs said...

Wait, the shower curtain is staying when you get married... Does that mean it's staying in Idaho (meaning, you're moving there?) or does it just mean that you're keeping it after you get married? I need an update!

JHRME said...

Oh sorry the shower curtain is staying with us. We're not moving there. Or at least not just yet. We're moving where Luke and Jessica can get jobs in CA. I gotta clear my teaching credential.

Neola said...

You did a great job:)))

Numinosity said...

Thanks for showing me where your next "N" will go.