I moved into a messy, somewhat scary apartment this month.
When I moved in, the previous tenant had left behind not only a bunch of random furniture and junk, but also left an enormous mess. Kathy and I spent most of my first day here cleaning their filth. Normally I wouldn't be so uppity about it, bit I didn't realize people could be so dirty! We scrubbed and scrubbed most of the day...
When I spoke to my landlord, (who couldn't be nicer!) I told him that even the walls were disgusting and would need repainted. I think he was a little embarrassed, but he told me to more or less do what I want, and to save the receipts. Of course, my brain started racing and ideas started pouring out.
Finally, this weekend, I started the task of overhauling my place.
I started in the living room and went bold.
(Once my cabinet is up here for my TV, a.k.a. my computer, I'll have a better picture of my accent wall.)
I also really love the gray! I'm really happy with the colors I chose, although this blue is something to get used to. I think it will be less like staring into the ocean once I decorate it a little more.
I also took on the kitchen. Just clean white in there, but anyone that knows me, knows I'm a fan of vinyl wall decals! I think it turned out pretty cute!
All in all it was a busy weekend. It feels really good to have accomplished so much. Doing it all on my own no less. (Ralph's lack of thumbs rendered him useless.)
Its funny how a few coats of paint can take a scary place that looked like a meth kitchen and make it look like a home.
My next step(s) is to do the bathroom, (that's gonna be a TON of work) and the room off of the living room. I'm excited for that one; its gonna be my crafting space!
(I don't know why the photos are out of order, but cut me some slack. Its 2am and I'm posting from my phone. Haha)