After browsing through Design Sponge’s Before & After section on Friday, I felt completely dejected about our apartment and that love that I have felt for it since we moved in began to wane. Seeing all the re-purposed furniture made me want a cute living room-dining room-bedroom too! So it’s not so much the apartment as everything in it that I was tired of. I stared at our furniture Friday night wondering what I could paint or recover.
Our Minnesota trip brought a truck full of items from our parents house into our home. With it, an unstained wooden kitchen cart. This will be my new project. I have to act quickly though before I loose my attention span or let the BF convince me it doesn’t need to be painted or to just paint it black-so boring! Since our dinning nook-the new home to the kitchen cart- connects to our living room, I must consider the black kitchen table, DVD shelf and TV cart and our brown couch. I want to bring color into the room because as a visual person I want a visually inspiring room- something pretty to look at. I am leaning toward gray as my base with accents of yellow. This means a trip to the hardware store to pick up paint samples for an actual painting project (usually I am there collecting them for an art project.) And I will order Amy Butler’s Optic Blossom in Linen fabric. But I have to figure out what to sew. I thought of a table runner, but it just seems so useless, so I’m leaning toward panel curtains for the window above the table. Also, I can finally finish the second pillow for the couch and order another fat quarter of Amy Butler’s Lacework in Brown at the same time to save on shipping.
Then I can order the Keep Calm and Carry On print that I have been wanting since winter.
I am hoping that by posting this plan I will be more likely to carry it out. Wish me luck! I’m so excited to post before an after photos.