Sunday, August 22, 2010

My Humble Abode

When my boyfriend and I decided to take the plunge (into living with each other that is), we concluded that it would be best if we moved into my condo. I had been renting it out previously. I knew that it needed a fresh coat of paint and some possible carpet cleaning but when we walked in on February 1st, we realized it needed MUCH more TLC then we originally thought.


We started by tearing up the baseboards and carpets. Once that was done, we chose the flooring and the paint colour. I chose Benjamin Moore Pale Oak for the wall colour and Eco-Click Gun stock Bamboo hardwood for the floors.

My lovely managed to squeeze a smile out for this picture but trust me, it was hard work! I snatched this Ikea Ektorp chair off of Craiglist and the love seat was a Birthday gift from my Step Mom Leah.

The coffee table was given to us for free. It was a DIY project but I forgot to take 'before' pictures.
The wall colour turned out a very light grey which makes the crisp white trim pop. It was exactly what I was hoping for :) I also replaced the spotlight with a shell light from Home Depot.
It was hard work and it is still a work in progress but I love it. It is so open and airy, I honestly can't wait to get home from work everyday.












17 comments:

Vintage Home said...

...all I can say is this looks stunning!...
p.s.I don't seem to be getting your updates on my blog roll ??..weird...maybe I have made a mistake....

Alaina said...

The dark flooring really makes the room pop. LOVE IT!

Ms.Cupcake said...

love you cutie house Jess! Hope all is well with you...
I love the flooring...we so need new flooring but windows have to come first (ugh) Lets chat soon, Becks
p.s. you on FB??

Mrs. Adventure said...

Wow I love those floors!

1 Funky Woman said...

Wow, what a transformation! What is your wall color?

**Frugal Contessa** said...

Gorgeous! So clean and calm. Love it Jessica. I've been thinking about getting that shell light for above our kitchen table. You may have pushed me over the edge...

Kelly at I Dream of Decor said...

your home looks beautiful! Gotta love Ikea:)

Natalie @ Blossoming Visions said...

That is a gorgeous transformation! The change is dramatic and looks like a comfy, cozy place to read a book or snuggle up. Great job!!

Ms.Cupcake said...

PS! Jess I JUST put that capiz light in my master bedroom on Saturday! Great minds ;)

Amanda said...

looks stunning! you know i love how light and bright and airy it is!

Natalie @ Blossoming Visions said...

Hello again Jessica!
I'm so floored by your living room transformation that I'm giving you "The Domestically Gifted Blog Award". Congrats!

Trish said...

Hi Jessica! New follower to your blog! Your renovations look amazing, I really love your color scheme, so clean and simple, it makes your space look huge! Can't wait to read more! :) xoxo - Trish

Jessica @ Beautify My Life said...

Beautiful! I love love love the flooring. I'm DYING to put in bamboo floors in our house, but it's not in the budget right now.

All That Jazz said...

I love your condo re-do!!! What a difference from your before photo. It is really airy and chic. I can see why you are so excited to come home to it! ;)
~michelle~

Emily@TheWickerHouse said...

Thanks for following my blog. Now I follow yours. Your living room is Perfection!

Rebecca said...

Jessie your condo transformation is outstanding!! It really suits you now and I'd love to curl up on those cozy couches in such a relaxing space after work too!!! Miss u and love you!!!

Anonymous said...

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- Murk