Friday we rented a U-haul trailer to take down the furnishings for the Key West Cottage. Ikea delivered the bed, mattress, and sleeper sofa (and 2 bookcases for the boutique) to our house, and we loaded them onto the trailer along with the buffet, dining room table and chairs, desk and chair, end tables, coffee table, 4 arm chairs, and a few misc boxes and linens. It was a long day as we did all of the loading/unloading just the two of us. BUT it was SO FUN to sleep there Friday night in the partially furnished cottage! We slept on the mattress on the floor since the Ikea bed is still in boxes. That will be phase 2 this weekend, where we supply lots of beer and wine to our friends in exchange for furniture assembly and painting.
Here are a few pics of the cottage. We will add the couch, bed, and some decorations this coming weekend. We will also paint the walls a light gray-white. And take much better pics. And steam the wrinkled chair covers. And add a layer of polyacrylic to the dining room table top. And probably do 2 dozen other things.
I. LOVE. IT.