Tuesday, January 26

The Apartment Improvement Project Continues..


I really love our apartment. It’s nice sized (even by NYC standards), is in a great neighborhood, and is really close to several subway lines.

The only thing I do not like is the lack of decoration! We opted not to paint when we moved in, and the walls are all very white. We’re lucky that we have a really nice fireplace and mantel, but other than that portion of the living room the space is pretty sparse.

We’ve hung a few pictures and curtains on most windows, but it still seems too sterile. It’s great that we have so much wall space, but it makes me feel like we need to fill it with color etc.

We also somehow ended up with a lot of wood and leather—which I love—but it contributes to a kind of rigid decorating sense.

So for the past few weekends I have been creating projects for myself to add spice/pizzazz/color/fun to our house!

2 (or maybe 3?) weekends ago I tackled the 1st project: our prep carts.
A previous tenant left these black prep carts in the apartment when they moved. The landlord offered to remove them for us, or gave us the option of using/keeping them. Since we do not have an abundance of counter space, we opted to keep them.
They ended up, however, sitting right in plain site in the nook in between our living room and kitchen. They’re visible from most of the apartment, and I really hated the black color.

Here is the before picture:

And here is the after:

A little bit of primer, some teal paint and a few hours of work= a bright splash of color in our apartment!