Gray Area

We’ve been in our house just over a month now and we’ve done a few projects now.  We ended up having to replace all of the electrical wiring on our unit (1st floor) because it was really old and was a safety hazard.  The wires were fraying and falling apart eeeek!  That was an unexpected expense we didn’t see coming just yet, but we shelled out the cash for our safety and peace of mind.

I also got my paint on and painted the 3 bedrooms.  There is no better way to liven up a room and space than with a fresh coat of paint.  After I painted the first bedroom (our bedroom) the house finally started to feel like our own space.  I can’t even begin to describe how crummy and gross the house was when we moved in.

I painted all bedrooms the same color.  It’s a cool gray with some green undertones (I seem to have misplaced the paint chip sample…oops).


This is the office after the new paint job.  What about that pretty French door?  Definitely one of my fave details of the house.

Welcome Home Micke!

The new desk is up and running.  We purchased it at Ikea (seen here) a few weeks ago but had not gotten around to blogging about it, so here it is!  It’s pretty straight forward, except that it has birch drawers.  How cool is that!  The contrast of the birch drawers and the white desk is pretty much what sold me on it.  I love how it adds dimension to the desk and is not just all white.  I also think it plays off of the other wood tones of the apartment.

The chairs are the same ones we brought from our old (first) apartment seen here.  They were salvaged from a project at my previous employer and I spiffed them up.  Did I mention they were royal blue?  Yup, they were.  And did I also mention they are original Fritz Hansen Series 7 chairs?  Yup they are.  And I got them for free(!).  We have 7 of them, so we use 4 for the dining table, 2 for the desk and 1 just wanders around the apartment.  It’s a nomad.