When folks come in our flat they often remark the way that it seems larger than 450 square feet. The countertops were quantified by me also. I do not understand. 550 sounds a great deal better than 450 so I am going with it. Despite the fact that this flat is not large it’s a great layout. Some flats can feel wasteful with space. It turned out to be a luxury to really have a toilet that large, but it was such a waste of space when we wanted a room in other areas such as the nursery.
Here is a small peek of our new family room. It’s far-out, but I enjoyed that it feels subtle as it’s white and black. The bookshelf is from World Marketplace. The small white piece of art is by a buddy the big piece on the right as well as Sunny Belliston Taylor is from the flea market.
The last few pieces of furniture that we sent over from France and our carpets get here. I am excited to place these in the flat so that I can feel like it’s formally “done.” I can not wait to share photos of the entire flat. Our flat is done so we have turned our focus to the artwork studio. However, now that we both use it as our primary workspace I understood it’s in desperate need of a makeover. Step one is we will paint the floors white! I am a little nervous but some of my favourite studio spaces have floorings that are white and I believe it’s going to help take great advantage. Maybe you have painted white? Will they not remain clean eternally? I’d love some guidance from people that have resided with them.
A couple weeks past Joanna shared some pictures of our teeny 500 square foot flat on A Cup of Jo. I ‘ve a lot more images and details about hunting for renovations and the flat this week I am going to share some of them. I really like a great after and before and this one was quite silly. We were thrilled with the results although it was an exhausting job. (Only a warning there are some frightening “before” images.
We understood right away that we needed to paint everything white. It makes everything feel so much larger and reflects the light. We laughed we picked white and that we eventually had an opportunity to paint our flat any colour we needed! I know someone will ask, but I do not recall the precise shade, we only went to the paint shop ans. It took nearly a whole week of three individuals painting nonstop. Painting took! We determined to have it stained a dark walnut although the wood was a caramel colour. It felt like a totally different flat when we were done.
I enjoyed the wood colour on the cupboards, but the moulding had been painted white as well as the two-tone was too much. We chose to paint the cupboards white and, of course, paint the walls white. The white made the cupboards feel lighter and radically opened up the kitchen. The flooring was only low-cost black and white vinyl but feels iconic and we adore it. The old refrigerator was non-working so we had it delivered and purchased a fresh one. The flat had some form problems (!) Before we painted them white, so we had a contractor buddy come in and treat them with a mould resistant foundation. We’ve had no mould problems since we have lived here.
The toilet was a bit frightening. Especially the clawfoot tub. We utilize the bath a lot with children and I understood so we’d feel comfortable using it regular, we needed to do something radical. We ended up having it revealed and sanded which made it good as new. We also painted white which made a difference in this little room to the walls.
Our bedroom is, in fact, a sunroom. We believe it’s kind of like sleeping in a treehouse and adore the light. But were not entirely sure what to do with the linoleum flooring that is strange. My decorator buddy Grant Gibson urged we’ve wall to wall custom jute carpeting purchased from Abbey Carpet. It was pretty cheap and I installed it myself with only an Exacto knife. It was truly amazing in order to determine what our flat resembles while it was lots of work. We both really loved the results and I believe it’s so pleasing to transform something into something amazing with possibility.
Those are all the before as well as following photos! Stay tuned during the following couple of days for all of the detailed pictures and sources.