Hi everyone, sorry for the prolonged absence. I moved! It was a little sooner than we intended so it was chaotic for a while. I lived alone before and I just moved in with my boyfriend so we had to pack, clean, and move out of two different apartments. We’re almost through all the boxes and I pretty much never want to move again!
The good news is that I had a chance to do some redecorating, and I had some options since we had 2 pretty complete sets of furniture to work with. A lot was sold on Craigslist (met some really “interesting” people there). I thought I’d give you guys a peek at the things I found and the spaces I decorated… keep in mind we’re still working on a recent college grad budget
Also want to say up front that some of these items were purchased with a gift card I received from Target for testing out their new Threshold line of household goods. I’ve always been a big Target shopper (remember that college grad budget?) so there are also items I purchased with my own money at Target over the last year or so. Everything was around or under $20.
Starting with the entryway, I found a cute door mat that’s scratchy enough to get gunk off your shoes before going inside. I thought it was pretty and a little feminine without going overboard.
Probably went a little too feminine for (boyfriend) G’s taste on the entryway, featuring a mirror I got at Target when I moved into my apartment last year. Need to finish perking up this area with some picture frames or candles, any ideas?
Next up is the living room, where I took some “before and after” photos. Here is “before” with a mix of my white furniture and G’s red sofa and chair. I love that TV unit, but it looked kind of sad with the cheapo cloth bins I bought a few years back. I also disliked how cluttered the table looked.