Friday, June 21, 2013

Allow me to paint a picture for you.

This is my current living situation:

Kitchen: Completely empty except for a few random kitchen items and a fridge. The walls have been completely slathered with blue, inspired from this Pinterest photo:

However, said blue color did NOT turn out exactly like that and instead looks more like THIS:
(excuse the mess)

Possible dilemma? Possible re-do about to happen? I'm not sure. It's possible that once we get a kitchen table (wood), plus some things on the wall, it might mellow it out a bit? I hope? Please?

Main Room (that serves as our bedroom, living room, dining room, office, and activities room {oh, the joys of studio living}): Completely empty except for the AMAZING Ikea bed built with my own two hands (I'll never let that go). The walls have been completely slathered with this "beige-y" color that was inspired from this color:

Except AFTER said walls were slathered, we came to see that it. just. wasn't. working.
Reason being: everything else in this old, San Franciscan building was already beige. Beige on beige just doesn't work, folks. So we considered starting all over with a different color, which made me almost want to cry after our painstaking two days of painting the room. But THEN, The Dizzle brought home a little can of white paint to test something out:

Resolution: We're working on it. But I think we're headed in the right direction.

Bathroom: Don't even get me started on that thing. But let me just say, this place came with PINK tile in the shower. Pink. I love me some pink, but I don't love it that much. I'd show you a picture, but The Dizzle is occupying it right now (ahem).

Lessons I've learned: Making a home takes time, apparently, and here I go again realizing the benefits of being patient, which is just a very difficult thing for me. I had this vision of moving in, painting in a day, and everything looking wonderful and perfect! But alas, it's quite the opposite.

Oh, and did I tell you that we're not even allowed to be painting in here? Yeah... we've already agreed that come move-out time, we're more than okay with them taking money out of our deposit just so we don't have to paint again. I mean, that's what security deposits are for, right? ;)

Anyway, we're off to Bed, Bath, and Beyond <--How domestic of us.

I hope you have a great weekend! It's my LAST weekend before I'm a real-live-working woman! And I'm actually kind of excited about that. :)


Before you go, I really, really hope you've already met Melissa and Chelsea. But if not, here's a quick little intro. You'll love them, I promise. Enjoy and I hope you can show them some blog love!


Hi! My name is Joe. I have a wife and three kids...and wait...*checks pants*, that's not right. I don't have the right parts for that. My name is Melissa and I'm a domestic goddess, yarn manipulating, Converse wearing, hopefully romantic, geeky blogger. I'm still trying to figure out what I want out of life.


Hello friends of mish! I'm chelsea and I blog over at {little lessons in a big city}, or LLinaBC for short ..because I sure have a tongue-twister of a blog name. I've lived in 3 states in the past 3 years, and so it just makes sense. [read where here]. I write about whatever is on my mind; DIY projects, recipes, the occasional fashion, and daily happenings. I am a firm believer in photos over text. and I think I'm hysterical. although not near as funny as mish. stop over & say hello!


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  1. I think the blue of your kitchen looks great!

  2. Yay! So glad to see some apartment pics! I don't think the blue is that bad. I think it will probably look better once you start putting stuff in the kitchen and decorating a bit. Very bold, very chic!

    Chels @ Red Velvet Rooster

  3. Our bathroom is that blue with white beadboard halfway up and I actually love it. I think it looks really cute in the kitchen. When you get some stuff on the walls, it will really pop.

  4. Luckily, I love the color of almost all the rooms in our apartment, but I've been meaning to paint the Kitchen because it's dingy old white. Our bathroom has PINK tile too, pink tile floors, pink tile 1/2 way up the wall, and in the shower, it's intense. Must be a SF thing!

    Happy painting! You're inspiring me to get to work on decorating our place.

  5. I like the blue in the kitchen!!!

  6. i really love the blue. but then again i like blue more than you do. i say wait until you get everything in there and then see if you like it or not.

  7. My aunt just bought a house with that hideous pink tile AND a pink sink! She remedied it by making it all super shabby chic a la Target's line, at least for now. Someday she'll probably remodel it, but it works for now and might work for renting! ;)

  8. I hate painting! If the color doesn't turn out right it's staying and you can bet I wouldn't paint if I might lose a security deposit over it!! But, once you get it right ideally it will be worth the effort. Love that crown moulding. And I had an apartment with a pink tiled bathroom once.

  9. I'm not patient either! I want it all done NOW!

  10. I kinda like the blue. I am the least patient person EVER. Whenever I have moved I have to hang everything/put everything in its place in a minimum of two days or i got NUTS!!!

    PS love the wood floors!

  11. Wait, this is a rental? I'm just guessing. If so, YOU ARE LUCKY to be able to paint your walls! IM SO JEALOUS!!

  12. Keep the blue paint you have and add a little white to it to help lighten it up.

  13. It definitely takes time and experimentation. Just think...when you one day buy a house, you'll be glad you figured out all this crap when you lived in an apartment. Congrats on finding and place and moving in together, too, by the way :)

  14. I actually think the blue would work out when you get everything in place, try that before you paint them again :)

    Hope you're having a great weekend!

  15. I love how the blue turned out!

    Sparkles and Shoes



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