Trask and I have lived in the apartment that we are currently in since we moved up to Hillsboro from Eugene in July of 2005. Yes, we've been here for about 3 and a half years. That feels like a long time when we're now a family of 3 plus a pooch in our 950 square foot apartment.
Our lease ends this summer, but we have decided that when the time comes, we are going to renew our lease again for another year. This will give us time to save money for a house and to get finances squared away. This leaves me in the apartment for longer than I hoped - but we're going to make the best of it!
I have started a list of projects to do around here that will help make the place feel fresh and new, organized and tolerable!!
I want to do some painting, at least in the kitchen, Taylor's room and our bedroom. I will take before and after pictures of all these projects, rest assured. Now to select colors...
I also want to reupholster our red chair tha looks very faded and sad. It's an old Ikea chair that we got for free, and it's old enough that I can't find a slipcover for it at Ikea, of course, and it's a funky shape, so a normal one won't do. I haven't decided if I am game for trying this myself or for having it done! Here is the chair I am speaking of, the poor dear.
I plan on making new curtains for Taylor's room, and for our small window in the living room.
I have been on Operation Declutter lately, but feel like I have a lot more to do! I have been getting rid of tons of clothes, extras and random things that are just taking up space. It feels good, but also makes quite the mess in the process.
I need to make fun throw pillows for the couch and larger ones to stack on the floor. I am hoping my mom will come up soon so we can do these projects together!! (or she does them while I watch and pretend to try to help!! - We don't call her Saint Grammie around here for nothing!).
Well, that's it for the list now. Just know it's much longer than this, but I can't list it all now. I'll get around to before and after pictures as the projects get finished, or started!
Oh, and PS: how hard would this be to make myself?(see above picture). Is it worth just paying the $120? Let me know if you have ideas!!