next monday - i am starting renovations in my apartment!!!!
mostly just redoing the floors... but as you know - when the floor gets done - you have to clear everything out. so i figured it would be a good time to finish up some things i've been wanting to finish for awhile :D
it's taken me about 2 years (amidst all my other projects, cd's, and just life) to save up the money to FINALLY get all the flooring in the apartment redone! it's 28 year old brown carpet - and it's killing my soul.
i'm getting a grey distressed wood in the bedroom, white and black flooring in the bathroom and kitchen, and i haven't quite yet decided what to do in the living room. i go back and forth and back and forth... we'll do the living room last, so i have time to make up my mind. i REEEEEALLY want to do brick pavers... but i worry about it roughing up the doggie's footpads too much </3
BUT - brick pavers are really the love of my floor life... i haven't been able to stop thinking about them for years.
do you like black and white flooring for bathrooms and/or kitchens?
i never was a fan until i priced everything... WHOOF! INSTANT FAN! ;D
kidding. i really do like them, now. my design style has changed SO MUCH in the past few years...
i just can't decide what i like more - a more traditional diner feel of black and white squares -
or a black and white penny tile... maybe penny tiles in the bathroom, checks in the kitchen?
or just black and white DIAMONDS everywhere? okay how do i do all 3...???
in the bedroom i need to fix the paint job, and the closet wall.
i also want to make more of a feature behind my bed... white boards... it'll be so cute :D
i flip flop between wanting a cabiny bedroom, and a parisian white and purple room...
but i've had purple for 2 years now, and think i'm ready for blue beachy/cabiny to move back in ;D
my bedroom is basically a closet library with a bed, anyway... so i don't know why i bother so much with it ;D
in the tiny hallway next to my room, i'm going to paint the walls a very light blue (or white), and the doors bright pink (or black... going for a london feel....), and add some gold embellishments to them. i'm also going to hang a few more shelves on the bare walls to maximize some more storage space. there's NEVER enough storage space! ;D
or i could just bite the bullet and do what you KNOW i want to do ;D
eventually, after the flooring is done, i'm going to update the cabinets in the kitchen and give it a fresh coat of paint... hopefully a new backsplash. i'll also trade out the horrible lighting for a pretty chandelier.
i'm also going to FINALLY hang the lights i bought for the living room last year and really finish my living room/music studio... it's almost done... it just needs the lights and a few places for the rest of my instruments :D
and that's it! it sounds like a lot - but it's really not that much. i hope to have most of it done by the end of the summer, but i'm setting aside the whole year to finish it, financials permitting ;D
what are you doing in your house this year? :D