It's been almost two months since I moved in with The Boyfriend and I'm finally starting to feel like I'm pretty much unpacked and settled in. Now for the fun stuff ... decorating! Overall, the apartment is in pretty good shape but there are a few things we've been wanting to change for a while now and were just waiting until I moved in. We're trying to do it on a budget and DIY wherever we can but there are some things you just have to bite the bullet and splurge on, right?
One thing at the top of our list is a new kitchen table. Given that we're pretty limited on space, the kitchen table doubles as my desk during the day. I love the "French country" feel of this table and the extra shelf and drawer space would hold quite a few of my necessary office supplies. It's a little pricey but considering it would actually serve the purpose of two pieces of furniture, we're thinking it might be worth it.
We also both love the look of upholstered headboards. But, as gorgeous and classy as they are, I'm not willing to spend that much for such a simple item. After checking out this DIY tutorial on Centsational Girl, I feel pretty confident this is something I can make myself. So ... we decided to save on the headboard on live it up DIY-style!
I also have a few other DIY projects in mind. I've been gathering differently-shaped glass jars for a while now specifically so I can paint them and make a pretty vase collection. The only hard part to this project? Deciding what color to make them!
And finally ... our gallery wall. We have a sizable chunk of blank wall space in our hallway and I thought that'd be the perfect location for a gallery wall. I kinda like the idea of mixing photos, prints, and other items to keep it more eclectic. We have a few items to get it started but I have a feeling that this is something we'll probably add to over the years.
What about you? Any big decorating projects on the horizon?