A new project! Giving the living room a bit of a much needed face lift! This idea has been brewing in my head for a while now, but I was hesitant to do it because, quite frankly, I am
more than a little embarrassed to show you the before picture of the room. Plus, it’s sort of a weird feeling to be posting my personal space so publicly. But then I figured, I managed to suck it up and show the horrendous weed-covered yard in Operation Front Door, and this isn’t as bad (or so I hope) and that was just the motivation I needed to get the yard cleaned up. Let’s hope that happens with this project, too.Alright here it is: the dreaded before. A room filled with hand-me-downs, thrift store finds, and a collage of other stuff that B and I tried to mesh together when we merged our respective college apartments into one shared space.
Of course, like with Operation Front Door, I’m not doing a complete overhaul because this is still a rental, so I’m not about to spend mucho moolah on this space (and painting isn’t an option). Some things, of course, are going to stay–like I think we’ll keep the harp and B’s cool table he made (in the foreground). But here’s what the current list of items that didn’t make the cut:
1. New Wall Art: Updating that wall was really what sparked the idea of this whole project. It started last June (as in a year ago) when I gave B a “coupon” for framing his awesome thesis images as his birthday gift. Welp, yet another birthday has passed and he still hasn’t gotten his gift. It’s time to fix that.
2. Revamp The Lamp: I’ve seen so many cool lamp revamps that there’s no reason I can’t breathe a little life into this one. Who knows what I’ll do but I’m pretty sure it will involve spray paint and tossing the lamp shade…
3. The Giant Chair Issue: We each had a big club chair that are now crowded into a tiny space overwhelming a drab end table. Something needs to be done. This is where budget might come into play and it might just turn into a round up of what could be cool if I weren’t so cheap.
So that’s the new project! Hope you enjoy seeing the process of what I do, I know I’m excited to see how it turns out!