30 June 2014

Adios, Apartment!

Quick timeline for you...

May 3, 2010 - received & accepted job offer
May 7, 2010 - graduated from Clemson
May 9, 2010 to May 14, 2010 - quick graduation trip down to Florida
May 17, 2010 - started my first job

... and I didn't exactly leave myself any time to find an apartment to live in once I moved to Charlotte. I moved in with some family friends for a few weeks until I finally settled on which apartment to rent. Moved in on a Saturday, packed my bags back up, and hit the skies to Europe for two weeks. It's safe to say that I lived out of boxes/bags for about 6 weeks that year.

Back to the apartment though.

I looked at what felt like 100 apartments before settling on this one. It was close to work, had a spacious one bedroom layout, and was the perfect price. I moved into this apartment in June 2010 and four years later I've had it with this place and I'm {finally} moving out! But not far. Just a mile or so down the road to a new complex.

I wanted to document my sweet little apartment though before I started packing it up for the move, so here it is: my first post-college home.

{Dining Room}

 The set of three pictures in the back are pictures that I took while we were in Italy four years ago. That was the first "project" for this apartment... picking out three pictures that I liked & finding frames. They're probably getting updated but I haven't decided to what yet.

New apartment won't have carpet in the dining room. Hallelujah.


{Kitchen}


 Framed poster from Charleston? Adios.

 Things all over my fridge? Adios.
Ok, let me clarify. I'm keeping them but they're not going to be displayed on the fridge anymore.

Disclaimer: the "stick it in" magnet is from Virginia Tech. I got it when I went up there for a friend's 21st birthday & apparently it's one of their football cheers?

{Living Room}


 Shelves are gone & the pillows will be too once I find a new rug/new pillows that coordinate. I was on a mission to replace these pillows for the last two years and eventually gave up when I found a new apartment to move into.





Typical view. If I'm in my apartment & not sleeping, I'm usually settled in on my couch watching TV & doing something on my laptop.

{Bathroom}

 My new apartment will have a linen closet which means I will finally have somewhere to put towels & extra sheets & all that fun stuff. I cannot wait to get rid of those little crates that I've had since sophomore year of college.


{Bedroom}





I have no idea where this nightstand originated but my earliest memory of it was it was in my bathroom when I was like seven. Then I used it as a nightstand in high school {painted white with colorful knobs} and decided it would look even better painted a dark brown/black color. My dad painted it, I bought some knobs from Anthropolgie, and it was ready to go.

Taking these pictures and subsequently looking through all of them makes me really, really ready to move. I can't wait to get into my new apartment and make it my own... with out the college leftovers that hung around in this apartment for so long.

Two weeks to go :)

3 comments:

  1. Good luck with your move! It was so exciting this past year to sell my first post-college furniture and purchase more adult pieces. What had I been thinking back then?!

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  2. died laughing at the "stick it in" comment. and i play piano too!

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  3. Good luck!!! I was just in Charlotte this weekend for the first time!

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