White walls are complete along with a new rug and the biggest change is I started hanging my own art. How and Why did I wait so long?
My apartment is a mixture between flea market finds and purchased pieces. The mirror was from a flea market which was originally a frame and added a mirror. Total cost was around $100. While I really wanted this Anthropologie mirror and still do there is really no need to add it right now.
The chest was passed down from a few friends over the years. I painted it white when I moved and it has made this corner into one of my favorites. My bathroom is just opposite so I can check out my outfits in a full length mirror before leaving the house.
The frames I used were a mixture of gold and black from West Elm. The 8x10 size is only $14. This isn't the final gallery wall as I have a few pieces that need to be filled in the empty frames. The peonies just didn't sit right with me so I changed it out with one that really makes me smile. I can't wait until the wall is finished. But I already feel like adding a few more pieces. My favorite one so far is the Paris window which is sentimental. It really fits nicely in the gold frame.
I will post the wall when it is finished. I am hoping to do a home tour. Thoughts? I need to work on the bathroom and kitchen next. The kitchen needs the most work it probably bugs me the most out of the whole apartment. I use it often but is outdated. I ordered new hardware for the cabinets and I am adding open shelving above the stove. It needs to be painted too!
The apartment is in the middle of Chicago but it really has a Parisian feel. I am already much happier at home. A huge thank you to my friend Kat for helping me hang the gallery wall. The frames would have sat in my closet for another 6 months if she didn't help.