Last week I made a lot of progress in my new apartment (with the help of my amazing parents). The beginning of the week started off with the landlord installing a new shower stall and sink for me. Then, dad and I jumped in and started working on a little DIY to update the bathroom (before pictures will be posted later this week).
After the bathroom updates were made, mom took a day off to help me paint the kitchen, two bathrooms and the old lineoleum floor. In the bathrooms and kitchen I decided to use a soft gray from Sherwin Williams called SW 7065 Argos Gray.
It is a really cozy, neutral gray. It is a little cooler than the gray paint colors I used in our previous house, but it is still fairly warm. This time, I chose a little cooler gray to offset the warm, orange kitchen cabinets. The cooler gray really helps balance the warmth of the cabinetry. Next, it was onto the old linoleum floors.
The landlord offered to install new linoleum, but I really wanted the opportunity to paint the floors in the kitchen, bathroom and dining room/office. I already have a fun DIY project in mind to add a pattern to the floor in the dining/office area. We primed the linoleum the day before the movers arrived and painted the floors a deep charcoal, SW7068 Grizzle Gray Friday evening (pictures to come soon).
Finally, after almost three weeks without my furniture, it arrived Thursday morning. The movers pulled box after box out of the truck, stacking them in my apartment, in the hallway and on the front porch. They moved almost 2400 sq. feet of boxes and furniture into my new 800 sq. foot apartment. You could hardly move. Friday morning and afternoon I started to slowly unpack, with the help of my mom we are slowly getting the apartment under control.
I am not going to lie, when I first stepped foot into the apartment Thursday evening, after driving 1300 miles from New Mexico, I was concerned. The apartment needed a lot of work, and was a lot smaller than I was used to, however now I am up for the challenge. We have started making progress on it and my furniture has arrived, I know I am going to love it. I am so excited about the possibilities…
One last look at the house in Clovis, after all of the boxes had been packed and the furniture was moved out…
I hope you had a terrific weekend. Did you work on any projects around the house?