We are a couple days short of a year living in our current apartment. Sadly, that means we are about to live in this apartment longer than we've ever lived anywhere. Oye.
We've actually been doing a whole lot of work on our place and I have yet to blog about any of it. So without further ado, let's start with the bathroom.
Kitchens and bathrooms are the hardest to make your own in rented spaces because you have to work with what's already there. It's not just four walls but cabinets, tile, fixtures. When we moved into this apartment I was REALLY hoping to paint our cabinetry in the kitchen and bathroom but got a big fat no from our landlord because he said they are new. But they are this god awful cheap, orange wood. No bueno.
If only I could show him how much better things would look if I could paint the cabinetry in the bathroom a dark charcoal and the cabinets in the kitchen white!
When you last saw the bathroom it looked like this:
Now it's looking like this:
We painted the walls Night Frost (I'm the first to admit you can't really tell a difference in pictures but it made a huge difference in person). We also removed those weirdo shelves and moved a towel bar that was on the long wall to above the toilet. I got a little crafty and painted a deer head on the backing of an Ikea frame and painted the matte the color of our guest bedroom. We hung some large picture frames with pictures from Helmsley, got some new towels and a bath matt from Target, and got some canisters for the vanity.
I have to say our bathroom, while still with its orange wood, feels a little more us.