David and I have been living in this apartment for over a year now and though it is furnished it, of course, isn't cute. Though I must say the futon has a cute cusion and is actually comfortable - still I hate the white frame.When we moved in I sort of resigned myself to the fact that as a full time volunteer I wouldn't have the money to make the apartment cute. Well, now after a full year, I can't take it anymore!
Earlier last month we rearranged the whole place. By whole place I mean two rooms, oh and I pushed the kitchen table closer to the wall. Anyhow, there just wasn't much color so I decided to look for some fabric to bring about some change. Because I live in the boonies there are only three fabric stores within a two hour drive - two quilt shops and Wal-Mart (yes, I cringe at the thought too).
I went to the quilt shops and found fabric I LOVED, but it cost $9 a yard. Not horrible I realize, but making only $50 a month (most of which is spent before it is in hand) made $9 a yard seem impossible. Reluctantly I went to Wal-@*%#. They had lots and lots of fabric for $1 a yard. I found a beautiful green and spent $5 on fabric and $2 on thread and I was ready to get out of the florescent cave.
As you can see I only have one of the curtains up, that is because I broke the sewing machine needle after the first curtain when I tried to hem some jeans. No worries the second one is well on its way, so I hung the first one for inspiration.
Also I have been very tired of the walls. The rearranging took care of some of that empty space, but there was a wall in the kitchen/dining area that drove me nuts. Recently my family visited so we drove down to Santa Fe (2.5 hours) where there happens to be Target, and I found this little beauty - yay. Don't you just love how they put an outlet in the middle of wall? What in the world?
So overall the place definately doesn't look like it would if it were truly mine, but at least now it has some color and maybe a little style. Only problem. I still can't stop drooling over these wall decals on Etsy.