Thursday, August 5, 2010

The Procrastination Project

Remember these chairs I've been wanting to re-upholster for over a year now? Well I finally picked out some fabric choices and brought home some samples.
Here are the contestants:

I picked out several fabrics that are either the same navy color as my couch or have a navy color in the pattern.
And here's the fabric against the color of the couch.
This one is at the top of my favorites.

Here's one in a contrasting color for something a little more bold.
But still looks great with the navy.
Here's another favorite. I thought this one is a little more geometric so that a patterned pillow might look nice against it.
Love it!
And lastly, a fabric that is a little more gray but with blue undertones.

Which one is your favorite??

Monday, August 2, 2010

Movin' Up!

The bad news: our apartment's kitchen/dining room flooded a week ago.
The good news: the unit directly above us was being renovated and was complete on Friday.

Even though we weren't too keen on the idea of packing up and moving again, we were really pumped for spruced up place!

Our old place and our new place are the exact same layout so it was easy to put everything back in it's correct spot.

Here is what our old kitchen looked like:
The built-ins were nice and added great character but really broke up the kitchen and dining room spaces.

And here is the new dining room and kitchen. This picture is a little dark because the sunlight just pours into our new unit :)
The kitchen! Complete with new Ikea cabinets. (please ignore our clutter- we are still in the unpacking phase)
See how everything flows much nicer without the built-in cabinets. I think it makes the space look bigger too.
Lighting inside the glass cabinets.
Look how the light just bounces off my glassware.

Modern handles and the cabinets have a no-slam feature.
More lighting underneath the cabinets.
And a new kitchen sink.
The Swedish design faucet. The end of the faucet pulls out as a hose. Fancy fancy!
We are so pleased with the final results and are loving our new place.

More pictures to come!