White walls are complete along with a new rug and the biggest change is I started hanging my own art. How and Why did I wait so long?
My apartment is a mixture between flea market finds and purchased pieces. The mirror was from a flea market which was originally a frame and added a mirror. Total cost was around $100. While I really wanted this Anthropologie mirror and still do there is really no need to add it right now.
The chest was passed down from a few friends over the years. I painted it white when I moved and it has made this corner into one of my favorites. My bathroom is just opposite so I can check out my outfits in a full length mirror before leaving the house.
The two framed pieces have been sitting unframed for way too long until yesterday. The small one is from my friend Jason Fricke and the other piece is by French Words.
The frames I used were a mixture of gold and black from West Elm. The 8×10 size is only $14. This isn’t the final gallery wall as I have a few pieces that need to be filled in the empty frames. The peonies just didn’t sit right with me so I changed it out with one that really makes me smile. I can’t wait until the wall is finished. But I already feel like adding a few more pieces. My favorite one so far is the Paris window which is sentimental. It really fits nicely in the gold frame.
I will post the wall when it is finished. I am hoping to do a home tour. Thoughts? I need to work on the bathroom and kitchen next. The kitchen needs the most work it probably bugs me the most out of the whole apartment. I use it often but is outdated. I ordered new hardware for the cabinets and I am adding open shelving above the stove. It needs to be painted too!
The apartment is in the middle of Chicago but it really has a Parisian feel. I am already much happier at home. A huge thank you to my friend Kat for helping me hang the gallery wall. The frames would have sat in my closet for another 6 months if she didn’t help.