Monday, June 27, 2011

Kind of Like an Episode of 'Cribs'

Except I don't live in a mansion, I don't have an amazing pool in my yard, and you won't see the inside of my refrigerator-- or any part of my kitchen, for that matter, as I have yet to finish putting it together.

BUT, you will see pics of every other room in my apartment! I'm sure it looks like I have a ton of stuff and that I probably spent quite a bit of money, but I did it all relatively inexpensively. I'm actually going to finish my kitchen and make some changes when I get back up there on Thursday, so I'll add some more pictures later in the week, but here are some shots of it as of now:

This is what you see when you come up the stairs and look to the right. The couch my parents have had in the attic for years, waiting for one of us to take it. I bought a slipcover for it and some pillows and it looks totally different. That end table used to be in our sunroom and I repainted and bought a new shade for the lamp. I'm changing the decor on the wall behind the couch.

& the other side of the living area. The chair and lamp I had from college, the TV was free, and the rug my landlord supplied. On the other side of this wall is my bathroom, which is off of a tiny alcove that has a washer and dryer in the closet.

There's actually a full tub, but I highly doubt I'll ever use it... the thought of sitting my butt where someone else bathed kind of grosses me out... no many how many times I sprayed and scrubbed Kaboom all over it.

This is the side opposite the living area, to the left when you come up the stairs. If you're facing the table and windows (with A/C from my landlord, whoop!), the kitchen is to the left. Those chairs almost became firewood, by the way. I bought the table and chairs off of craigslist for a steal, but the chairs were scratched up and an ugly cream, and the legs had cream detailing. I figured since I'd already repainted 3 pieces of furniture and 4 lamps, I could handle a few chairs. Oh. My. Gosh. I wanted to slam them on the driveway. Thank God my mother took over before I could ruin them. Also, those fake flowers are going in the trash (had them for years) and the posters (that I bought 6 years ago) are being switched out.

This is my bedroom, which is behind the wall where the couch is. I have a headboard that I got for dirt cheap, but it's on backorder until next week, & I need to put a frame around the poster, but other than that, the bedroom is finished.

This is the second bedroom, but I'm using it as an office. It's behind the wall of the dining area. The table & lamp were in the attic, so I just repainted them. The chair (which has an ottoman that my mom needs to make a slipcover for) used to be in our sunroom, so I just bought a slipcover for it.

& the other side of the office. The only thing left to do in here is hang up a poster and add the ottoman.

So that's the place. It's small and rough around the edges, but not too shabby for my first place, especially since I'll only be in it for 13 months. Maybe I should also add photog classes to my schedule because the quality of these shots are terrible haha. I have orientation on Friday and school starts a week from Tuesday... Oh. My. God. Registered & Protected


Krista @ Not Mommy of the Year said...

Well done! It all looks great.

Take a deep breath, you can do this. Enjoy your last "free" week. And start kicking ass next week.

Zazzy Episodes said...

I second what Krista said! PS, I totally dig that arrangement of flowers on your dining room table. You did an awesome job at decorating and you should come decorate my house.
I am so excited to hear how classes are going for you once you start getting more involved with them. You'll do great, I just know it. Feel free to email me with questions, comments, or concerns because I'm here to listen! Take care M.

Nighthawke said...

Looks nice!

Jess said...

Yay!!! I love it!!

And, lol, cue the Twilight Zone music. I hate baths for that very reason.

Katherine said...

It's SO cute! I love it.

denise said...

Wow, it is way roomier than I thought it would be! I am so proud of you for repainting so much, I need to start doing things like that to save money! It looks great.

teacher girl said...

I LOVE IT!!!!!!!! SO cute. You are such a grown-up! Congrats. Now, the picture of your neighbor... :o) Good luck with school. I'm so excited for you.

Adriane said...

It's so cute!

I'm literally LOLing at the bathtub remark, because I'm the same way! As much as I love baths, I never took one when I lived in apartments, until I moved into a town home with my husband, of which we were the first inhabitants. Then, we bought our house from an old couple who were the original owners (it was built in 2003), and I justified using the jetted tub, because SURELY the old people couldn't lift themselves in or out. It took a good 6 months (and my husband bathing in it a few times) before I worked up the courage. Lol!

Big Fat Gini said...

Super cute! I love the vanity in the bathroom. I dunno, that probably makes me a weirdo.

Anonymous said...

Looks great! You'll be happy that you took the time to make your home look nice before you get started, I am regretting it now because I know that I won't think of doing any improvements until this quarter is over (and then I probably won't want to because I'll want to enjoy the short break!)

I'm also excited to see how your classes go, and you can also ask me any questions, I'll be about 2-3 weeks ahead of you! It's quite crazy to say the least.

Rosh said...

Love it! Totally random but I love the blue lamp on your side table! Also loving your organized study space - want to come help me organize mine? I have been slacking!

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