Since acquiring my new home I have been busy. Creating blog posts has not been priority one. Instead, I revved up into high gear the moment the keys were mine.
I immediately called in Fuzzy Wuzzy Carpets a local firm (which has been around for more than 40 years and comes highly recommended from multiple sources) to measure the suite and balcony for new carpet and lino.
I removed the switch plates, prepared the walls and taped off the trim in the hallway, great room and master bedroom before painting.
Over the next weeks I applied Benjamin Moore Aura paint in the same palette my friend Cindy Schafer of Schafer Design and I had chosen for my Abbotsford condo. The colours are already proven. In addition, they will immediately feel homey psychologically as well as show my furnishings to best advantage.
Between coats and touch ups I cleaned, lined shelves and drawers, researched options for light fixtures and other items I wished to swap out or needed to acquire.
Victoria Blinds and Closets were able to tweak their modular closet systems the previous owner had installed to my needs. Brilliant! At some future date I will call on them to reconfigure the entrance, laundry and linen closets in order to maximize my storage space.
Kitchen Technician will swap out a useless (to me) open kitchen cupboard for one with glass doors, install a lazy Susan where a gaping cavern exists, and create a storage tower in the ensuite bathroom.
I bought an over the counter microwave oven small enough to fit the space for it as well as a Toaster-Convection oven that will be a more efficient use of energy than the regular stove for small-scale meals like mine.
By a wonderful stroke of luck, I found ready-made black-out curtains and matching rods for the master bedroom that look rich but aren’t expensive. You got to love it when that happens.
I scheduled my moves from my leased suite to the condo and the furnishings I have in storage in easy to manage stages and kept on packing. Until the carpet is installed, there’s no point taking things over and shuffling them about multiple times. However, they’re ready to go.
During this time I’ve also been able to take breaks, read books, have fun and enjoy the company of friends. Once fully moved in, I look forward to sharing before and after shots.