i am learning a lot about my time living in apartments. apartment living is awesome fun & i miss it a lot. i miss the community, the knowledge that there is someone just next door. i miss how easy it is to heat or cool an apartment. i miss the location of apartment living … so convenient, & for us on our favourite beach in the whole wide world !
one thing that i have been reflecting on recently is that when i was living in apartments i never really had any ‘buy in’ for staying there long term. this meant my furniture was very haphazard & i essentially only acquired what i desperately needed & what fit the (teeny weeny) space. in our old complex we had a saying … “less than less is more”. every council clean up we would all basically put our entire apartment on the side of the road and then start rebuilding. thanks to ikea & op shops it was easy to have this flexibility to change our apartment as our needs changed every six months or so.
now that we are in a house, i am realising more and more how much i dislike our furniture & how desperate i am to put some hard yards in to make it look amazing. after all, we are going to be here for a looooooong time ! i want every item in our house to be an item that i absolutely love. this means it will be a long process, but i am sure the rewards will be great !!
in the meantime, i am going to make do with what we have. so, this brings me to my little DIY that i whipped up the other day. here is a total eyesore that just (& I mean JUST) fit into our little apartment …
isn’t it horrible? i really should paint it white, but at the moment i have a lot on my plate so i will just have to wait. a friend of mine suggested making a little curtain to hide some of the mess. so that’s exactly what i did ! here’s how it goes …
i chose the fabric.
i lay the fabric out to decide in what order i would like them.
i cut. i sewed & voila !
while this has been a vast improvement to our TV cabinet, i must admit i am not 100% in love. the floral material needs a bit of neon pink or neon yellow & perhaps the background colour should be white rather than black. nevertheless, it will absolutely do for now !
what little home improvements have you been up to lately?