Today I finally did it. I upholstered the benches in our kitchen.
Ty was home sick and in bed all day, so I couldn’t fiddle around with the details in our bedroom today. As I had finished up the last of some freelance responsibilities yesterday, I was still itching to get stuff done; I put myself to good use and finally got around to finishing up these benches and finalizing frame placement in the hallway (things changed in there after the picture ledges moved to Laelia’s new room). I’d say both the kitchen and the hallway are 90-95% done! Woo-hoo!
Our bedroom has seen many versions. It is — mental check — yes, it is the only room in our apartment that I haven’t blogged about yet. I’ve even blogged about the hallway! When we moved in, it was pretty plain and boring. We didn’t even have a bed! We did paint all my old furniture black, and we really loved the way it came out (and held up!). Just below is a photo of our bedroom in February 2010.
We painted 2 walls (not all 4, I have no idea why, looking back), and bought our bed right after this. I was 8 months pregnant and nesting, what can I say?! I have a few photos I took the night we painted the other walls (December 2010), and I think think this is when I realized the focus was broken on that old camera of mine, so these are blurrry! For the sake of your eyes, I’ll double them up and make them pretty small. Also, I think I must have been into taking those horrible, messy before photos at the time. I mean, jeez! Or I was right in the middle of moving everything in order to paint?! I don’t remember!Anyway, we eventually moved onto here:
Definitely getting somewhere better here, but then I thought up a new way of having our room about 6 months ago, and I started preparing for the transition and our bedroom lost a lot of love, and it didn’t have a lot to begin with. Does anyone else do that? The second you decide on a making over a room, even if it is a YEAR away, you just start to tend to it less? I mean, I let the curtain rod in this room just totally droop and I completely ignored it, despite the screws having completely removed themselves from the walls! (And, why, yes, I did recently write a post about hanging curtains! >.>) With that said, here is what our room looked like a few weeks ago.… Continue Reading
Headband: Old Navy
Cardigan: Mini Boden
Boots: Baby Gap
Tank: Old Navy
Pants: Baby Gap
Sandals: Nordstrom Rack