I hated having to play coy about my intentions when I was making the Digital Wave Table Runner and matching placemats and mug rugs, but I had *hoped* that they would work on our new dining room table. Some of my hesitation in sharing about the potential move was that so many of our previous real estate deals earlier in the year had fallen through. Thankfully, this all worked out (and worked out well)! Part of our purchase agreement was for the apartment to be furnished. We had eaten dinner at the table with our friends a few times before, so I was going off of my memory on the size of the table, but I can happily report that it all fits and works nicely in the space. Hooray!
Since it will be just the two of us eating at our table 99% of the time, this set will work really well in the new space. I do think that I will recover the seats of the chairs (and yes, it will probably be a navy blue when I do that), but we have a few larger, and more pressing projects to continue to finish up around the apartment. Including making a table so that my sewing machine and cutting mat have somewhere to go!
The main floor of the apartment is a very open floor plan. Our cottage from Hawaii would fit in half of the square footage of this first floor, which is a bit mind boggling. But it makes it all the nicer that the apartment came furnished! You can probably spy in the reflection of the mirror in the photo above that I already have quilts hanging on the walls, too.
All in all, I am quite happy with how the table runner, placemats, and mug rugs work on the table for us!! We had a very productive weekend and we were able to fully unload our items out of the 20-foot sea container (which was less than half full). All of the boxes for the apartment have been opened, items put away, and the boxes have been broken down. I have one bin left to distribute around in my office, and as I mentioned above, my sewing machine and cutting mat are still waiting for a table to be built for them.
The bulk of the work ahead for us will be the reorganization of the hangar / shop space. Hangars are large and have a tendency to accumulate a lot of things. In our first few weeks here, the previous owners and then we did an amazing job rehoming almost all of the large items we did not purchase. But now it’s down to us going through all the shelves and bins and figuring out what we want to keep, what we can donate, and what we need to get rid of. One day at a time!