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Take a Turn About the Room, Part II

Good morning!  TGIF!  I completed a Full Throttle Endurance team swim workout this morning before our head coach held an informal clinic on how to change a flat tire/tube.  I sort of know how to do it, but I don’t exactly feel confident; it’s definitely a process you need to practice, so our head coach suggested the following:  “Go home, pour yourself a glass of wine, and practice.”  Why didn’t I think of adding vino to the equation before?  If there’s wine involved, then count me in!

Anyway, I promised another “tour” of my apartment since my mom and dad helped me find some big-girl apartment birthday décor.  I enlisted my parents because first, I don’t trust myself when it comes to home decoration; college posters aren’t exactly appropriate anymore, and the limited experience I do have equated to an area rug searching and purchasing nightmare.  Second—which shouldn’t surprise anyone—I don’t have tools in my apartment like a hammer, nails, etc.  But I do have a foam roller and bike pump, so it all evens out, right?  We found everything at Bed Bath & Beyond, except the clock, which came from TJ Maxx.  Let’s take a turn about the room!

First, we hung a mirror in the entryway. (And by “we,” I mean my mom and dad.)

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It adds some depth to the area, and it lets me do a quick teeth/hair/makeup check before leaving.

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In fact, I used this mirror when I took a picture of my new haircut. (Not that you can tell, but still.)

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To the right of the entryway sits the dining table/work center, and we placed a clock up above.

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It’s been temperamental at times—its hands stop on 7:20—but it looks really nice.

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Although I might have to buy a new one if its hands continue to refuse to work.

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Next up is the most important piece:  This painting hangs above the couch and essentially connects the central theme of the room. (Although my original idea was to hang my bike there!)

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Perfect size and perfect color scheme—what a clutch find!

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Between the windows sits this unique metal piece.

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Again, perfect size and colors.

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Finally, we found two flower paintings for my bedroom.

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Very pretty, right?

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So that’s what I have so far.  I still want to get a few more pieces, but my apartment feels much more homey now.

What was your favorite room/area to decorate in your home/apartment?  Did you decorate it immediately after moving in, or did you wait and buy one item at a time?