Hello everyone and happy Friday! Are you as excited for the weekend as I am? This weekend I’m taking off to go down to the beach with my family. I may not be able to post as much next week, but I will do my best to stay on top of things!
And here it is all cleaned up and cleared off:
Like a breathe of fresh air isn’t it?
Coming back out of the kitchen you will find yourself back in the living room.
This room may be the most dramatic change over the last year, since this room was the one in the worst shape. Here is an idea of how it looked just over a year ago.
Yea… that was our life for a good couple months. We had one large sofa, two pretty big love seats and two large armchairs. That just wasn’t going to work in our small apartment living room. We definitely did everything we could to force a workable solution out of it though
But it still just wasn’t happening. You literally had to climb over furniture to get around our living room. So we finally accepted the inevitable, and got rid of the two white love seats. We also pushed the couch back against the wall, instead of having it floating in the middle of the room. This added a ton of space to our living room. And we haven’t looked back since.
The dining room is definitely another space that hang come a long way. The wall on the left used to hold all of our bookcases, and was considered another free-for-all dumping zone.
Over on the other side we have our dining room table, which we actually eat at maybe 50% of the time #keepinitreal.
Through the dining room is a small hallway that leads to the bedroom and bathroom. The bathroom may be the most finished space in the apartment.
Right now there is just a basic black and white theme going on, but I think I may want to add in some color sometime down the line.
You can see how I made that art above the towels here.
It’s not a large bathroom, but it gets the job done.
Back out in the hallway is the door into our bedroom. Brace yourself, its pink.
Here is how the space looked a year ago:
I have had the same color scheme of hot pink and white in my bedroom since I was probably about 15. The walls of my bedroom in my parents house were the same pink that is painted on the vanity and dresser drawers. Suffice it to say, I’m a pink girl. (Learn how to make those canvases above the bed here)
And for all this time, that has made me happy. But recently, I’ve begun to grow out of it. Maybe I’m finally turning into an ‘adult’, and maybe my style is just changing, but I’m ready to de-pink-ify my room. Melissa is, of course, thrilled, as she isn’t in love with sleeping in a pepto-bismol bottle every night.
Under the window I have my awesome IKEA expedit desk. I am absolutely in love with the desk, but it definitely needs some work.
When we moved in, I kind of just threw everything in a space and called it done. However, with seeing all the absolutely stunningly organized and styled expedits around Pinterest and blogland, I have gotten super inspired to pimp my desk. I can’t wait to get the time to sit down, take everything out of those cubes, and organize it to my heart’s content.
On the other side of the room, I have my one remaining spot of shame in the apartment.
This is the last place where things without a home get dumped. Call it my island of misfit toys, my junk drawer, my pile of crap. I’m slowly working to clear out this space so I can have one more useful bookcase in the apartment.
And last but not least, perhaps my favorite piece of furniture, my vanity.
I got both the vanity and the ice cream parlor chair from a consignment shop in high school. This is perhaps the piece I’m most looking forward to giving an awesome makeover to. There are just so many possibilities! There’s a removable glass top, which I have so many ideas for what to put under it. I’m also super excited to paint it in a way that accentuates the detailing in the doors and drawers. And of course I’m going to add some fun drawer pulls and knobs to finish it off. This may be the piece that kicks off the entire bedroom redo!
And that completes my home tour! I still can’t believe how far some of the spaces have come in the last year. Definitely makes me excited to see how it looks another year down the line! I hope you’ll stick around and share in this journey with me. Thanks for stopping by and letting my show you around my home!