This is my apartment a few days after I moved in. I arrived at the airport with just 2 suitcases and a cat. Everything else I either had to buy or ship over from home. I was really busy trying to buy things while I still had the rental car so I didn't bother trying to clean up until later. It was a HUGE mess. Here are the Before pictures:
Here's the other side of the livingroom/kitchen.
1 week after arriving, I have the most important things set up. Computer and internet! It's getting better, but this place was really old and dumpy looking when I got here. As you can see, the curtains were "pieces of junk" as proclaimed by the maintenance man when he saw them. He replaced all my windows with new blinds!
Here are the After pictures:
You can't tell from this picture, but my new monitor is so big that it's too close if I put it on my folding table desk. It's sitting on top of a chest of drawers, a ream of paper, and an ochem book. I also have lovely cardboard box "bookshelves" along the edges of the room. No sofa, but I do have a lovely rug I brought with me from Hong Kong a few years ago. I'm planning on getting some cushions for sitting on, then I can still ahve a part of the room that I can change and move around whenever.
The view outside my living room. As you can see, these blinds aren't all bent out of shape and I can finally have some privacy as the neighbors in the complex up there like to smoke and talk on their cell phones out there. Usually, it's quiet, and a much much better view than the people whose windows look directly at another building or into someone else's windows.
It's a groovy medicine cabinet lined with the same ugly old stained paper that's in all the cabinets. I've since relined everything with a roll of wallpaper I found at Goodwill for a dollar.
Well, there's the grand tour.