Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Beginning to see the light

Things are slowly but surely coming together on the '30 side. We are finally getting some painting finished up and getting rid of the hideous boob ceiling lights that were installed in our unit.

The bedroom is the first one shaping up. Here's the before as found when the previous tenant lived there. Note the boob light looming above us.

Pull out the carpet, add some awesome furniture, light aqua blue paint, and a vintage George Nelson bubble lamp and we have a nearly complete room we can be proud of. The GN light definitely steals the show. We purchase it from our friends Cheryl and Casey at Tiny Modernist via a random Craigslist connection. Thanks guys! We love it in the room. Craigslist strikes again!

Jean mixed the paint from opps paint we got from Homie D's, so all said, the improvements have cost us $65. $50 for the lamp, $15 for paint and supplies. Not bad, ehh? We still need to tackle window treatments and base trim. Sigh. Back to work.


Anonymous said...

Can we have our lamp back? It looks waaay too cool in your house. Just wait until you see our "after" shot of the old-lady house we bought when we put together the nelson sofa!

-C&C @ TM

joanita said...

that is an AWESOME improvement! congrats on your new home!

MelodyS said...

I love this!
I'd love to live in such a sweet little room.

The Man Who Knew Too Much said...

Got to love the authentic typewriter! Fabulous.