Today I have my dream apartment. It is located downtown my hometown above little stores and sits in an alley that provides the back entrances to my favorite bars. Go figure, huh? What comes with our outdated and old downtown is outdated, yet charming apartments. Just what I wanted. Before I even moved in officially, I was already talking accent walls and fresh paint with my boyfriend... who happens to be a professional painter. WIN!
Like this wall for example:
It was desperate for some paint, so I decided on a nice green color.
Sherwin Williams - Artichoke
I came home from work one day and this surprise was waiting for me. The boy got done with a job early and headed to my apartment still in his painters pants and finished this in probably 5 minutes. But as you can see, there is arleady a huge difference.
My favorite project so far has been putting up a gallery wall on the accent wall of my living room area. It turned out way better than expected. First I started with sketching out the arrangement I wanted for the frames:Then I traced each picture frame with newspaper or scrapbook paper and postioned them upon the wall. I also drew a dot where to position the nail. Saves a lot of time and takes out the guess and check of where to postion the pictures.
This has become my favorite corner to curl up and read at the end of the day. Surrounded by my favorite people, places, and of course, Audrey Hepburn. So has anyone else thrown together a gallery wall and fallen deeply in love with it? So far this is my favorite DIY project for the apartment... Don't worry more pictures of the apartment coming soon!