When the movers were packing up our things, they assigned each item a number before loading it on to their truck. That way, when they later moved our things into the warehouse, on to a second truck, and, finally, into our new flat, it was a simple matter of checking off all the numbers to make sure that everything arrived safely.
(There was a brief moment at the end of the 'moving box bingo' game when both a mirror and one of my boxes of yarn was unaccounted for... I didn't care about the mirror, but there would've been trouble if that yarn had disappeared!) :)
Overall, there were only 174 pieces in our shipment. But, somehow, now that we're in the final stages of unpacking, the numbers just won't go away!
Everywhere we turn, there's another number sticker staring you in the face...
I'm beginning to think that they might be reattaching themselves at night, when no one else is watching! ;)
On the plus side, we finished painting all the main rooms on Wednesday, which meant that we were finally able to set up our furniture. Our living room now looks like a living room!
We still need to find a side table to house the microwave and toaster oven (it will go against the wall opposite the stove, and thereby give us back our counter-space!), but here's the before and after of the kitchen that I promised you earlier.
This is how the kitchen looked when we first moved in:
And this is how it looks now:
ps: most of that nice "wood" trim in the first picture wasn't actually nice wood... it was just cheap plywood or plastic crown moulding that had been painted to look like wood, using this really awful faux finish. And don't even get me started on that "baseboard"... who installs a baseboard that's flush with (and sometimes even inset from) the bottom edge of the drywall?! I know this is an old building, but seriously! But this is what happens when you rent, I guess... :)