Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Befores and Afters - Wrong Direction

I know it takes time to settle into a place.  But no matter how many times we move, I always forget that feeling of hopelessness when the boxes are piled high and you can't find anything.  To give you a sense of what we were dealing with, I'm going to show you the listing pics as Before and our After move in pictures.
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I have a vision - in fact, I have several visions, which is contributing to the overall decision paralysis I have.  We're now at a point where we're out of boxes, but after living in the space for a while, I'm not convinced about the placement of furniture and household items.  The scale is much different than in our old place, so it's a little bit like living in a house of circus mirrors where everything is distorted.

I think my next steps are to start collecting inspiration for each room and then logging necessary steps.  Some of the plan requires selling off some pieces we have to make room for choosing new pieces and carefully searching Craigslist or consignment stores for pieces that work better in this scale.  It's slow going, but we're taking the steps and it doesn't seem as hopeless as these pictures full of boxes.  I'm thinking progress is a win!

How long does it take you to feel settled after a move?

7 comments:

  1. Ah, your new place is gorgeous, even with all of the boxes!

    And we totally have boxes everywhere too. It really does take a while to find the perfect spot for everything, especially when you're planning on getting new furniture. I definitely have some boxes that aren't getting unpacked until we get around to buying new furniture to unpack the contents into!

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  2. Wow! Loving your new place, especially that bathroom!

    During our last move, I was up early the next morning unloading all of the boxes because I didn't want to go out of town and come back to the rooms full of boxes. Usually I hate unpacking, but a little part of me is looking forward to this next move because we'll finally be able to open up gifts from the wedding.

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  3. Love your new place! I'm so curious to know. We just bought our first place and will have to address this issue. Moving into a rental feels so different and so much easier.

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  4. I love the new house! I know it's chaos, but settling in is so much fun! I hate the process of moving (especially packing!) but there's just something about unpacking in a new home that feels so special!

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  5. Awww, as frustrating as the process is, you have a GORGEOUS house under there. It looks so move-in ready too, with all the crown molding and nice paint. Everything is shiny and white! Best of luck to you, can't wait to see the after after.

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  6. Its been a year for us and I still feel unsettled..and still have stuff still packed away :P. Your home looks absolutely beautiful though - and once you're done settling in it'll be even better!

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  7. We've lived in our house for five years now and I think that I didn't really start "decorating" in a style that I truly loved until about year four. It took me forever to find the motivation and to find my own decorating style.

    That being said, your new place is FAB and you have some great bones to work with!

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