Today I'm sharing more of our apartment makeover with you guys.
Even though I had actually finished working on this room quite a while ago, I've been busy mourning the loss of ALL my before and progress photos which disappeared (along with the nursery makeover pics, pregnancy pics etc. *tear!) when I had a nasty virus takeover the laptop a couple of weeks ago.
I am so frustrated that I'm not able to show you what this room looked like before and all my little DIY's along the way, but lets just use our imaginations shall we?
The bedroom was probably my least favourite room in the apartment to begin with. The walls were a yellow/cream colour with a random brown half curtain and a horrendous-looking, old air conditioning system placed into a hole in the wall.
The room was also totally empty with the exception of our 1 black dresser. (We had no bed since we were sleeping on our couch in the old Studio apartment).
Here is the room after some paint, furniture and TLC:
I went with a black and red colour scheme as a reminder of our wedding day. I also threw in quite a bit of grey which I think ties it together nicely.
When it came to picking out paint colours, who knew there were so many greys?
I finally decided on a light (almost silver) grey and then a darker shade for the back wall to add a bit of interest and depth.
We replaced the broken and VERY dirty 1980's air conditioner with a brand new one, and although I think it's still a total eyesore, it was a lot easier then insulating the gaping hole and having to cover it up somehow.
You cannot even imagine how happy I was to finally get a proper bed (spending 1 year sleeping on a hard, fold out couch makes you appreciate a mattress). The most important feature I was looking for was a bed frame with drawers since we hardly have any closet space. After it being sold out for ages, I finally ordered this simple black frame from Target.
The bedding is also from target and its a total miracle that the hubby and I finally agreed on a set.
I kept all the big purchases to a black or grey colour and only accessorised in red so that if I feel like changing up the colour scheme later on down the line, it would only take some smaller items to do so.
I saved some money by only purchasing one side table and then using our old dresser on the other side. I balanced it out by using the taller lamp on the shorter table and I actually like that its not completely symmetrical.
Do you see my dried wedding bouquet on the right side? It spent most of it's life hanging up in my old closet and now I have no idea what to do with it. I would break my heart to throw it away, but it's just collecting dust and breaking up more and more every time we more it around.
Do any of you have ideas on how to display it?
Another reminder of our wedding is this cake topper which my very artistic sister made for our big day. The Springbok represents South Africa (me) and the Llama represents Peru (Mike).
I hope you have enjoyed following our apartment makeover so far. I only have 1 final room to share with you and that is the nursery! I'm still waiting for the bedding I ordered to arrive and I'm just adding a few finishing touches before the big reveal.