8 Apr

One week from today we move into start painting our new condo!

We’re traditionally bad about taking “before” pictures. It definitely saddens me that I can’t share the radical transformation in our first house. We took the kitchen from pink and white sponge paint stripes (yes, you read that right) in the breakfast nook to an earthy red. The angel mural (that just happened) in the third bedroom was covered by a punchy orange. And I still have nightmares about the angel border that I stripped from the top of the basement wall.

So when Hubster turned in our lease, he snapped some before pictures because come next Friday we will already have a good portion of the first coat of paint on the wall by now (I hope).

You walk into the main living space, which has gorgeous high ceilings, huge windows and a not so nice wall color that we talked about here. The room basically has four quadrants, three of which are pretty obvious (from left living room, kitchen and eating area). The fourth (where Hubster is standing) is still undefined, but may get a cool industrial shelving treatment.

The hall bathroom has some extra built in storage, which is great.

The extra bedroom is one of the biggest we saw and is actually open at the top, which adds to the airy feel. It should accommodate a desk and workout area. We’ll make sure it’s easily converted to a bedroom for overnight guests.

Our bedroom has more windows and a decent gray… but we’re going to deepen a bit with some new paint.

The master bathroom will get a shade lighter gray to tie into the bedroom. Besides that is has great bones.

So that’s the quick tour. What you can’t see is the private patio space, two gated parking spots, extra storage closet down the hall… and did I mention it’s in an old parochial school. The halls and stairwell still have the feel of a school. Love it! Plus we’re big proponents of breathing new life into old buildings rather than tearing them down.

Stay tuned and I’ll give you the details as we transform the space into our perfect modern, industrial, retro haven.


One Response to “Before”


  1. Condo = Work in progress « Experiments in Life - June 7, 2011

    […] excuse the mess and check back later when we’re a little further down the road. Also, check here for before […]

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