I'm way overdue for giving you guys an update on the condo, so today I'm sharing three big ones: flooring, a new couch and the start of our dining table!
How about some before and after shots? First up is flooring (the rooms are far from being finished!)
Ta da! We used bamboo hardwoods from Lumber Liquidators and we did the installation ourselves (a huge thanks to my parents for lending a hand!) I love how the floors have warmed up the look of the condo!
The green boxes are the remaining flooring that we're hoping to sell on Craigslist, and the baseboards are almost all re-painted and ready to be nailed back in place.
I had a makeshift art gallery wall up in the hallway before. I took it down so as not to bump the frames when we were working, but now I'm not sure if I want it back up. I'm thinking something more simple (like two large modern frames) would suit the space better. I'm on the lookout for a new hallway light too, I'd like to get something more farmhouse style/industrial.
Notice the ultra-chic fish rug over the entrance to the bathroom door? It was saving us from this:
No, I don't mean saving us from having to look at the damaged carpet. That rug was saving our feet from stepping on carpet tacks. I can't tell you how many times I forgot they were there and ended up dancing around in pain, ack!
Here is a glimpse of the new dining table base, with a super fancy cardboard box top (ignore that, I was just getting an idea for spacing). Since the "dining room" is on the small side, I really wanted to get something with a rounded top to make getting in and out of the space easier (no running into table corners!) I found this Simon X Table Base table base at Pier 1 Imports, and it was only $120, on sale for $99.
Pier 1 also carries a table top, but it is made of glass, which is something I am not very fond of for tables, so we're now on the hunt! I have some vintage dining chairs I bought from my grandpa's garage sale that I'll be fixing up and re-upholstering. I'm excited to see this room finally come together!
Now for the sofa! I'll take some better shots in the future, I promise, but it's the Davis Sectional from Crate & Barrel. This was a major splurge for us, and I still feel a bit insane for spending so much on a single piece of furniture, so this sofa had better hold up! So far, I like it and spend more time than I care to admit cozied up in the corner playing video games or looking at things on Pinterest. I do think it looks a bit out of place in the room right now, but the room is far from being done.
For future living room changes, we plan on switching out the coffee table for something with more storage, and we'd like to get some new fun pillows for the sofa (goodbye gold!) We also want to take down the aluminum mini blinds on the windows and put up curtains. I propped a mirror up to see how it would look in there, but I'm thinking that wall is screaming for a huge piece of artwork instead. As for the paint swatches, I'm making it a goal to decide on a color in a month's time. Those swatches have been on the wall for like 8 months. Shhhh.....
My not-so-little-anymore rescue kitty, Tobermory, love the new sofa. He barely ever leaves it (I wish we could trade lives sometimes!)
Well there you have it! Still have a lot of work cut out for us, but I love being able to experience creative freedom with this place and learn new things about home remodeling along the way. Have a good weekend friends!