I wanted to share a recent project I worked on involving a rental property. My clients approached me about updating their rental unit in the South End of Boston. Their existing long time tenants had broken their lease, so they felt it was the right time to give it a makeover to appeal to new tenants and update it for 2016. It's a beautiful one-bedroom apartment with some lovely original details including a ceiling medallion and large bay windows. I worked with them to select new paint colors, update light fixtures, replace the outdated hardware, add new window treatments, and purchase a new refrigerator for the kitchen. My clients are so happy with the results - it feels fresh and contemporary. Below are a few before and afters to showcase what a difference a few updates can make. These were taken on my iPhone so no judgement!
Hello everyone! Well Week 6 is finally here and my One Room Challenge is complete! I had some doubts I was going to pull this off about a week and a half ago, but I did it. I really love how it turned out overall. I probably will add some more art at some point, maybe change out the faucet and the tile eventually. But in terms of a facelift, this did the trick and my sad powder room feels much more happier than it used to.
As a reminder here is the before:
And here is the after:
A few details:
I swapped out the bronze hardware with modern brushed brass ones from Forge Hardware Studio on Etsy and Rejuvenation. I moved the towel hook from over the toilet (yuck) to the wall next to the vanity. I used this old whale hook that my parents had in our kitchen growing up. I love that I finally found a place to use this in my own home as it's been sitting in a drawer for a few years.
The window treatments were made with fabric from Minted.com. They have some great, affordable prints and purchasing on Minted.com supports independent artists.
I was on a tight budget for this makeover and all in all I spent around $325 - not bad! That includes the paint, hardware, fabric and artwork.
I'm glad I finally finished my first ORC and hope to do it again in the Spring. Remember to check out all the other Afters over at Calling it Home.