Since the holidays ended, I have been making a strong effort to make our house ours. I’ve never lived anywhere where I was allowed to paint walls, so this is exciting. However, it’s resulted in babysteps, as in painting one wall at a time in case I don’t like the result, see above.
Anyway, we had done some work on our bedroom, like getting rid of those shitty vertical blinds and putting up new 2″ ones. I also painted, although now it makes the other walls look so bland compared to it that I am making that my very next project.
Our bedroom was still way too bright in the morning, so I decided to treat us to some pretty new curtains. But whoa, curtains are expensive! Nice ones are, anyway. So I decided to make my own.
I never made curtains before, but I figured how hard could it be? Not hard at all, actually. I bought this pretty dark grey and white fabric from Ikea for about $20, and the cutting and sewing was all done freehand and took only about an hour and a half.
I also bought a plain comforter and a duvet cover, since my biggest pet peeve in our house is the massive amount of cat hair that accumulates at the foot of the bed. Ridiculous amounts! I use a rubber glove to wipe it all off, but it’s right back on there the next day. And having a king size bed doesn’t make washing big comforters and blankets easy. So now all I have to do is strip off the cover and wash that, so it should make my life easier and keep me from getting fur all over my ass when I sit down to put my shoes on.
While I am at it, I think I am going to post more house pictures, since I finally have some nice ones where things are clean and presentable. Here is our bathroom, although you can’t see my favorite part of it, the huge yellow-tiled shower. I love it, it feels like a hotel shower.
Here’s a closeup of my pretty little toothbrush holder. I have bought each of these things separately over the years, but I love how they go together. And being a former graphic design student, I like the text on some of them.
Here’s part of our kitchen after I painted the backsplash. It’s very light aqua, but you can barely see it in the pictures. You can notice the color better if you compare it to the cabinets. I wanted to add softer colors here, so my fun canisters and containers stand out more.
This concludes our tour….for now.
Oh, and Happy Valentines Day! <3