Hello, Vixens!!! How are you all doing today? Is everyone in full swing holiday mode? How is it even possible that we are down to the last two months of 2016??? Wow.
I have had a very busy fall. I just started a new job that I love and I just moved (yes, again!!! LOL) . So you know that means I am in the middle of boxes upon boxes, but so happy to share my new place with you. And for the same price of my previous place-a 400 sq foot studio-now I have a four room apartment in the heart of my downtown city. I am just loving it.
My apartment is in a very old house so yes, it had old gorgeous wood floors. But, the landlords had already decided to cover them with new carpeting, so that was a bit of a let down. But the place still has lots of charm which I adore. Like this room, which I was told was the living room but I decided it will be my bedroom:
And look at these fabulous doors…..
The room that was supposed to be the bedroom will eventually become the living room. Right now it is piled with boxes so it will probably be the last project on my list. I do not mind that the double closets are in here, but if I change my mind I can always cover them with curtains.
The kitchen is a bit of a hodge podge of different cabinets which I hope to unify with white paint but probably not until after the holidays.
It does have great charm though, like the porcelain sink and full back splash. I also have a gas stove again after 3 long years!!! Yay!!!
There is an eating area outside the kitchen which can definitely pass as a dining room so I am excited to set that up. Unfortunately, I forgot to take a picture of it before it became a wall of boxes, so you will just have to trust me on this one.
I also have a nice size linen closet, a giant pantry closet and another room with a lot of charm. What is that again??? Oh right, it is the bathroom WITH A CLAW FOOT TUB!!!!
I have wanted one of these my ENTIRE life and without even thinking about it I just followed the real estate agent around the apartment and was SHOCKED when I laid eyes on my dream:
It is in great shape and shined up beautifully after some much needed elbow grease. The bathroom is very small so I could not get a good shot of the room in its entirety. But it is cute with a lilac wall color. But let’s face it…..the tub is the star, right??? I am ecstatic about it!!!
So after several months of packing, interviews, apartment hunting, stress and limited sleep, things are finally settling down. I do have a lot of work ahead of me, but after all the cleaning and scrubbing comes the decorating!!! If any of you have any suggestions, please let me know. You are all so inventive and creative I would love to hear from you, even if it is just to say hi!
Until next time, my fellow Vixens, happy digging!!!
4 thoughts on “Movin’ On Up”
Your landlord will let you paint the cabinets? If so, there is actually cabinet paint that is self leveling…works great. My new house has/had, still a work in progress, periwinkle cabinets!!! Until I can afford to replace…they will become white.
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Hey Kathy thanks for stopping by!!! And yes, my landlord agreed because she thinks one neutral color will unify the space, plus since the cabinets are so old she is hoping it will make them look a little newer, Thanks so much for the paint information-I was going to use milk paint but what you suggested sounds better. By the way, I would love to see a pic of the periwinkle cabinets. Please post one on FB before you paint them.
Oh, my gosh, I’m glad you posted before you used milk paint on the cabinets. Milk paint is about 100.00 a gallon when you do the math. It isn’t washable and any drop of water would leave a stain. Be sure you scrub the cabinets with TSP before you paint them or the new paint will “fish eye” where ever there is wax or oil. Cabinet paint that levels is important like Kathy said. You will need to sand lightly and prime. Love the new apartment. What I really wanted to tell you is to make your fabulous bathtub even more luxurious, by one of those over-flow covers from Bed, Bath and Beyond. Then you’ll get water that is deeper. It is wonderful.
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Ginene, I am glad I posted before I painted, too!!! You & Kathy gave me invaluable advice that undoubtedly will save me hours of time & tension. I watched a vlogger I follow use milk paint on her kitchen cabinets and after she waxed them I fell in love with the look. Thanks again for the tips. I would have cleaned the cabinets, but not with TSP, I’m afraid. And I will definitely check out BBB for that cover!!! Thanks so much for always being so kind and helpful, Ginene!!! Happy fall!!!