Saturday, December 7, 2013
Where I Stay: The Kitchen
When first viewing the apartment that we chose-it didn't show that well. The apartment has one long brick wall (that I love) that was painted baby blue for some reason. Also the kitchen was sort of a patchwork of various wack kitchens. So we quickly moved on the apartment and said we will take it! We were down to pay full asking, pay full commission (even though I found it on craigslist and they didn't do anything but aggravate me) as long as they painted and I was able to put in a kitchen at their expense. I said I would put in a kitchen and they could knock a month off the rent. I lied and said I was an interior designer and sent a link to my blog and they were totally confused and thought I designed everything that was on here- and they went for it!
So I did an inexpensive basic as hell white Ikea cabinet with Ikea butcher block. I did a simple subway tile with black grout and on the windowsill I did a reclaimed piece of mahogany that I picked up from a friend. There is a washer and dryer on the right wall of the kitchen in a sort of cut out closet with no door, so that is the reason for the curtain. I built it out with pipe so we can also put a hamper back there, a mop, a vacuum and other random crap that I don;t want to look at. We have two of the smallest closets ever made so this was kind of necessary. I just used plumbing pipe, painted it black, hung some curtain rings and used a paint tarp from Home Depot as the curtain. I did hang my own light fixture and I plan on putting a few more finishing touches on the room over time but at least it's new, and clean, and I don't hate it.