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Monday, January 3, 2011

The Big Reveal: My Place

  I moved into my own place back in October, so you would think that I'd have posted on what it looks like completed (or almost completed) and yet I never did... So here it is for all of you who have been patiently waiting!

The Kitchen:

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After

   Notice, we switched the location of the refrigerator and also raised the cabinets.  I also painted the walls a blue/green and the wall that is shared with the living room a neutral tan color, so that it would work well with both rooms!  The Kitchen table was my family's old kitchen table that we had grown out of, so it came with me!  I think it works perfectly in this space!

The Living Room:

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After

  If you noticed, I carried the same blue/green color into my living room as an accent color behind my couch.  I think it works well to bring together the two rooms.  The book case, end tables and picture frames are from Ikea.  The rug is from Lowes, believe it or not!   Lamps are from target and the couch and swivel chair are an amazing donation from my parents!

The Spare Room/Office (one day):
   
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After

    I painted the walls in this room as well, they are a neutral pink-beige color.  The can of paint was actually an oops can from Lowes, some how the color was mixed incorrectly.  But I love it and think it works wonderfully in the space!  I plan to eventually have a desk on the opposite wall, directly to your left as you walk in the room, so that it can double as an office space for me as well as a guest room.

Master Bedroom:
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After

   I've gotten a lot of flak for this room.  I LOVE the color purple and the room was already painted purple but definitely needed a face lift.  So I just painted it a new shade of purple, it is purple for anyone wondering.  Sometimes, depending on the light and the angle it can look pink, but I promise it is purple!  The bed was given to me by my Aunt and Uncle, my first queen size bed, so I feel all grown up now!  The dresser I purchased from Ikea and it took me a good 3 days to actually get it all together but it is a great dresser, well worth the effort and time to build it!

The Bathroom:
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After

  I painted the bathroom as well with an oops can of paint!  It is just a neutral beige color but it works perfectly in the bathroom!

  I hope you like the outcome, I'm more than a little pleased with it!

3 comments:

  1. Looks great, Em! I'm especially blown away by your living room, love that color on the walls! Awesome job, you should be really proud of yourself. Congrats again on your first place! :)

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  2. Thank you Ann!!! It is still a work in progress but it has been so much fun to do and it's mine which makes it that much better!

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