I was reading this post over at Apartment Therapy where they discuss slowly evolving a room in your house. While this isn't a bad thing, I think we can all commiserate when it isn't by choice. Apartment dwellers in particular might not only be battling with a budget-but also ugly carpet, walls you can't paint, or bathrooms last updated in 1985.
Can you spot the difference between the two photos? In the first one I've cropped out the apple green walls that are in place in the new apartment. While our landlord told us initially we could paint, after a follow up conversation she told Mr.M we would have to paint the walls BACK to the color they were before we leave.
So I'm stuck with an apple green living room. It could be a worse, but now I have to rethink where I want to put everything. You can see in this corner a few of our pieces waiting to find a home.
My uncle carved the owl out of a tree trunk for my grandmother in the 1970's. The thing that looks like a gigantic Japanese lantern is a 1950's bar. I was driving down the street and spotted it outside of an antique store. There are open air shelves in the back and it came with two stools that are currently in storage. The brass candelabra was found at a thrift store and the rug was bought recently at an antique mall. The vintage planter was found at the Melrose flea market in Los Angeles. I was with my best guy friend, and said, "What do you think?" He said, "I think it needs a scrub brush." That makes me laugh every time I look at it. Love you, B!
So we are on the slow track right now while I try to figure out a way to make the green walls seem less bright!happy!color! Thank goodness Mr.M already painted what will now be my office, as it was a bright!happy!yellow! that made me want to kick the walls.