Thursday, May 9, 2013

Welcome to Our Humble Home: Home Tour

I've been promising a tour of our home.

It's by no means finished.

This is our first apartment. Previously, we were living in my grandparents' house taking care of it as my family had it on the market. 

As soon as it was sold in October, Frank and I frantically searched for a new home and found this cozy apartment in a beautiful and friendly neighborhood south of Trenton. 

We moved into our 1 bedroom apartment 1 week after Hurricane Sandy destroyed much of the New Jersey shore and we somehow managed to pack up our things during a 2-week long loss of electricity and heat.

That makes it just slightly over 6 months that we have lived here and although it still looks pretty empty to me, we have made some progress

So, welcome! Come on in and look around!

Our Kitchen

Black Prep Table- Ikea
Coffee Cart- Target
Blue Frames- Michael's
Coffee Art- Target
Red Salt & Pepper Shakers- Target
Red & Blue Towels- Bed, Bath & Beyond
White Canisters- Bed, Bath & Beyond
Bamboo Utensil Bin- Target

Our Living Area

This is where we spend most of our time. It's our dining room, living room, and our office in one.

Our 'Dining Room'

This is our drop station. 
We keep our mail in the basket and the small dresser holds all of my scrap booking and crafting supplies. 

This server was my grandmother's. It holds our fancier serving dishes, nice linens, and candles. 

This is the table set we found on Craig's list and scored for a total of $100 for the table and all four chairs.

The chairs need a new paint job, but they're sturdy and classic. 

Green Bowl- Marshall's
Rattan Basket- HomeGoods
Lantern- Marshall's
Green & Orange bottles- Crate & Barrel Outlet

Our 'Living Room'

Frank and I found this at my grandmother's house and transformed it. Check it out before {here}

We also found this coffee table at my grandmother's and transformed this. It was our first furniture make-over. Check it out {here}

Lamps- Walmart
Green Lantern- Ikea
Succulents- Lowe's {see post here}
Large Basket holding work-out supplies- HomeGoods
Bookcases- Target
White Frame- Michael's
Driftwood frame- Michael's
Orange bottle- Crate & Barrel Outlet
Tan & Green pillows- Marshall's (Lauren by Ralph Lauren)

Our Office

See the before & after of our office {here}

Filing Cabinet- Ikea
Filing Baskets- Target
Green Flower Pot- Michael's 
Black Frames- Michael's
Floating Shelf- Target
Bulletin Board- DIY {here}
1 Week Calendar- Target
Curtains- Ikea

Our Porch

Our porch is one of our priorities right now since it needs a lot of TLC.

Chairs- Lowe's
Rug- Marshall's

Our Bathroom

Shower Curtain- Bed, Bath & Beyond
Memory Foam Mat- Bed, Bath & Beyond
Checkered Rug- Bed, Bath & Beyond
Rattan Basket- Bed, Bath & Beyond
Green Soap Pump and Toothbrush holder- Target
Glass Apothecary Jar- Michael's

Our Bedroom

We very recently painted our bedroom and we love it! The paint looks a bit purple in some of the pictures, but it's a taupe-ish gray. The paint color is: Bell Tower Stone from Lowe's Valspar 

Sea Foam Green Lamps- Marshall's 
Standing Lamp- Ikea
Small Black Frames- Ikea
Large Frame- Michael's
Comforter- Macy's
Grey & Yellow Pillows- Marshall's
White Lantern- Pier 1
Frank's basket- HomeGoods
Blue Mason Jars- flea market find
Wicker Hamper- Bed, Bath & Beyond
Curtains- Ikea

Thanks for stopping by to visit our home!
Look out for a post later this week on our project and improvement plans.

Which room would you start working on first? And what would you do?

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