Monday, September 29, 2008

Home Improvement

We've been busy busy lately with school starting back up and all. Grant is also working and job searching so when he's extra busy I have been working on my domestic skills, (yes family, even my cooking skills!) We have also been working on decorating our apartment which looked like this when we moved in...The day we got our key and started moving stuff in

Our empty little kitchen
The front door and wall
The other wall of the living room

Since then we've been working on home improvements. Garage sale-ing, spray paint, masking tape, and lots of 3M sticky things on the walls led to our little apartment looking a bit more like a home:

Our TV-less TV stand
Our masking tape tree decor-- We also fixed up that lamp that used to be gold and kinda nasty. Note, the pictures are still the ones that come with the frames... Also, that mirror on the right is one we bought at a yard sale for $3 and spray painted black!
We set up "track lighting" with sticky lights and pointed them towards our trendy wall.

Our kitchen-- still little, but not empty!
This is another lamp we painted. It looks really cool we just have to find the right shade for it.

We're really excited about our new little home and how it's coming together! Luckily we're finally getting some of our own income with Grant's Ebusiness job and High School Musical so hopefully a TV and a little table will be our next new additions!


lindsaypeterson said...

I love the wall! I must admit I am impressed you guys pulled it off! I am going to have to come and see it soon! I can't wait to spend the weekend with you! Love you !

Leslie said...

Cute apartment--looks fun.

Jill said...

How fun to be setting up your new home together. Great job on the DIY projects. It looks great! Isn't it fun to find bargains and fix them up? I love browsing thrift stores. TJMaxx is a great place for lampshades. Also, I'm not sure if it's still there but I used to like going to Down East Home in Orem, I think it's off State and Center St near Savers. They have a bunch of pottery barn stuff that got returned or is a little scratched. You'll have to check it out. And I'm jealous of all your new kitchen stuff! Registering is so much fun!

Tyler and Carisa said...

Kelsey - your place looks adorable! There is something very satisfying with making something amazing out of nothing. Congrats on marriage - you both look SO happy! =D

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