We have a table! I’m so excited to finally share with you some after photos. But first, my meals:
||Sbarro’s Skinny Slice Pizza
||Tomato Basil Wontons
||Laughing Cow Cheese wedge
||Fiber One Lemon Bar
We were out of milk so my usual cereal didn’t happen. Instead, Daniel made us omelets but they didn’t turn out so pretty so I skipped the picture. We added a little cheese, cucumber, green peppers, and tomatoes to them. For lunch, we were at the mall and starving so we stopped at Sbarro. They had the Skinny Slice which was kind of like a veggie delight with less cheese and more sauce. Pretty tasty!
For dinner I had to redeem myself with something healthy so we had lettuce wraps. I spread a little Laughing Cow cheese right onto the lettuce and then topped it with ham and veggies.
It was actually pretty flavorful all thanks to the cheese. It made the wrap.
As for working out, I did a morning yoga video. It was 20 minutes of moderate stretching. I was going to go running but Daniel and I got so busy that I didn’t find time. I’m making time today though!
Now, the moment you’ve all been waiting for…. dessert! (Oh, you were expecting those after photos — they’re next!) I found these beauties at the store:
It seriously tastes like a lemon bar! Have these been around for a while? I just now discovered them. It was buy 5 for $10 so we also got the Fiber One Cinnamon Coffee Cake, Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies, Chocolate Chewy Bars, and Trail Mix Chewy bars. I will probably be eating one every day. How could I resist?!
Alright, now for what you all have really been waiting for — or is it just me. I love before and after photos of interior design and DIY! I dork out over it. Seriously, the first blog I ever read was YoungHouseLove. Everything they DIY is beautiful. They’re like my best friends, but we’ve never met…yet. Haha. Ok Here’s the before and afters of my apartment. CAUTION: There are A LOT of photos!
It was a dark day when we moved in so the before shots are pretty dim.
I’d like to hang some curtains sometime and slipcover the red wingback chair. I’m thinking a gray for the chair and some light airy white curtains. Oh, and those golf clubs will not always be in the corner by the bar. We’re still organizing.
I am in love with our kitchen. Well, I’m in love with the whole apartment but my previous apartment kitchen was so tiny that it barely had any counter space so living here feels like heaven.
We also have a HUGE bathroom. Well, you couldn’t throw a party in there but Daniel and I don’t bump into each other when we’re in there so that’s something.
Having an updated shower is also a nice perk. No more sliding doors! Ah, the satisfaction of a shower curtain. Downfall is the hooks moving on the shower curtain rod sound like the Blair Witch shrieking. Ok, I’ve never seen the Blair Witch Project, but I imagine this noise happening at some point in that movie. Maybe someday I’ll confirm it.
The bedroom is also really spacious.
I’m purposely not showing the wall to the left of the bed, there’s a desk covered in stuff we need to organize. But the rest of the room is pretty! The opposite wall from the bed is a couple of closets — you can see in the reflection of the mirror. It’s not too exciting. On that wall we’re also using a couple of plastic drawer containers stacked on top of each other as our chest for now until we get one. They’re blue. Enough said.
I’m a little obsessed with the mirror over the bed, can you tell?
Now for the proudest moment — the finished table!
Here’s what it looked like before. Blond wood and all. This was obviously taken at my previous apartment. We’ve been working on updating it for a while!
And now the after! I’m so pleased with the final result. It only took a couple coats of stain, white paint and a lot of polyurethane. And SO much sanding. Worth it.
We only have three chairs done so far. We’re not even done sanding the forth one. Now, the little designer in me came out and I had to set the table for some glamour shots.
Close up shot of the yummy dark walnut wood.
Do you like our
chandelier lamp? We don’t have overhead lighting in that corner so my mom gave us this lamp she wasn’t using. It really brightens up that little corner.
You may remember this post showing the contrast of the new and old chair. I’m still loving the new fabric, especially now that I can see it with the table. The contrast of the dark table top with those white legs is sexy. That’s right, those legs are sexy, table legs that is.
And one more table shot for good measure.
And here’s a view of the whole front area of the apartment.
We still have some work to do but it has really come a long way in one week. I can’t wait to see how this place evolves while we live here.
Ok, now it’s time to workout!