As many of you reading know, I don’t have unlimited funds. Accepting this, I’ve taken the time to determine what’s important to me and what I prefer to spend my money on (which is my wardrobe for those of you who couldn’t tell). While I know there’s affordable art out there, it’s just not a priority for me right now so I’ve been making my own.
My current apartment was renovated before I moved in which I thought would be great, what a change, but there wasn’t much attention to detail as the place wasn’t finished; I’ve been here over a year and am still missing a door to one of the kitchen cabinets. So I’ve been doing what I feel is necessary to get it finished without spending too much time or money.
Yes, I’ve been here just over a year and my place isn’t finished! Unfortunately, my budget is keeping me from getting big ticket items like a sofa and chairs, but it’s not stopping me from doing smaller, less expensive improvements like adding window treatments.
Do you remember how I painted the back wall of my bathroom and it didn’t look so great. Well, I finally repainted it… guess what color? White! I did want something dramatic but more importantly, I want to keep the space looking bright and open.
The 2′ x 4′ leftover wood from the platform bed is now a wonderfully oversized bulletin board! Here’s how I did it:
I wanted to show you how I’m using my bathroom basket. I used it in my first apt like this, and in my previous studio like this. For this bathroom, I wanted something that had the look of being raised off the floor so I just flipped it over. Now it has a whole new look and feel. AND it’s the perfect size to hide a bag of kitty litter under…
When I came home to see this old, rusted, beat up radiator my landlord so generously installed in my apartment I couldn’t wait to paint it. I painted the radiators in my previous apts so there was no hesitation to paint this one. I always hand painted them white but for this one I thought to spray paint it matt black. NEVER spray paint anything IN your home. What a mess!! (Even though I put paper around the radiator). The time I saved by spray painting was spent trying to clean everything the black mist landed on….