My Apartment: before & after

February 9th, 2009

A few weeks ago Carina came to visit me. I’d been wanting to paint my new place in San Francisco, and she was all for it, so I took some before pictures of my ugly pink walls (you can see Carina there on the sofa workin’ away):

Choosing the paint wasn’t too hard, I’d been toying with the idea of painting one room a warm golden wheat color and the other a dark taupe color (The Kitchen and hall need to be painted as well, but thats a project for another weekend). We decided the gold would look awesome in the bedroom (yes that is a pantone book — but its one for home decor). We got the paint all mixed and jumped right in!
The painting didn’t take too long, because of all the moldings we didn’t tape off anything, and then we just did it as fast as we could. The two rooms each took two coats of paint and from start to finish it took about 3 hours. Then of course we had to go shopping for a new bedspread. I found this cool one at EQ3!

That’s my cool after shot! The apartment looks so great! And you can see a rare photo of “Mr. Project” though he is trying to hide with that hoodie. It’s still a major work in progress, but it will be fun to post all the decorating projects that I do.

If you’ve been thinking about painting, just do it! It really doesn’t take that long and its a pretty inexpensive way to change the look of a whole room (especially if the walls are ugly pink!)

3 responses to “My Apartment: before & after”

  1. Dana says:

    Wow it looks great! YOu have a beautiful apartment!

  2. Kara says:

    Wow! It looks awesome. I keep wanting to paint my bedroom, but it seems like so much work. Someday I’ll get there. Enjoy your new space.

  3. tupoi says:

    It looks wonderful!!

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