Monday, August 27, 2012

Room Planner

This last week I moved back to the University for another school year.  I moved to a new apartment complex, and my bedroom is so much smaller than my last one.  I am still in the middle of arranging my furniture just right.  My room came with a twin bed and chest of drawers.  I brought up a little table I inherited from my grandmother.  It is very similar to the one in the picture below, but a bit more ornate.

The one thing I'd really like is a desk.  My apartment came with one desk, but it's huge and not in very good condition.  We're keeping it in our living room for now.  There is one desk I want very much from Ikea: 

It would be a tight squeeze, but I think I could manage to fit it in my room.

My problem is I have a hard time figuring out where to place things where they'd fit.  Luckily, RC Willey has a room planner that comes in quite nicely.  You can put in your room dimensions and fit in furniture at will.  The nice thing is that, while they do have their furniture you can add in, they also have generic furniture outlines that can be personalized with your own furniture dimensions.

Here is the start window when configuring your room layout.  You can enter your room's measurements at the start, change it as you go, or use their layouts.

Then you can choose a category for furniture, structure, etc. and add furniture, rugs, lamps, or even add walls.

  And here is my diagram (minus the open closet and window) of my new room:

Good luck planning your room!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Back to School

Getting back to school has been on my mind lately.  School supplies, deciding on what to take to my new apartment, new roommates, classes.  The whole shebang.  

For my birthday last year my sister gave me a picture frame to put holiday subway art in throughout the year.  I couldn't find a school themed print I liked, so this is what I came up with on Microsoft Word.

Do you like Billy Madison?  It was one of my favorite movies when I was starting middle school.  My parents don't approve of Adam Sandler, so we never owned it on VHS.  Yes, VHS.  We recorded it when it was on TV instead.  Sadly, we never had the whole thing on the tape; it ended with the crowd cheering after the O'Doyles' car went off the cliff.  What a great, ridiculous way to end the movie prematurely.  Luckily, I now own it on DVD :)

Here's the link if you want to download the print for yourself.