Blazer & Belt: Vintage from Mom & Dad's closet; Shirt & Cords: J. Crew; Boots: Sam Edelman
Although the official start to spring happened last week, there is
nothing Spring about the weather we are having in San Francisco. It has pretty much
been a mixture of on and off rain, wind, and fog for the last few weeks, with the sun making an occasional appearance.
As miserable is this weather is my productivity has increased
significantly, and it couldn't have come at a better time. With all of
the apartment changes and spring cleaning I have been doing my apartment
has definitely transitioned to the next season. Sadly, I have reverted
back to my "winter" wardrobe of boots, cords, and tweeds. Here's to
hoping that next week brings some much needed sunshine; this pasty girl
needs some color!
My lovely sister reminded me yesterday that it has been over a month since I posted last... I can't believe it's almost April! These past few months have just been flying by, and I have been busier than ever!
My couch before the DIY Nail head trim
One of my biggest projects lately has been redoing my apartment. I often experience something similar to a "7 year itch" when it comes to my space, although in my case it's more like a one year/six-month kind of a thing. I start cheating on my apartment by search for an upgrade with period details, exposed brick, bay windows, beautiful light, all the things my apartment lacks... Anyway, over the years I have found a much cheaper and less stressful way of dealing with this desire to change spaces every year; enter the five R's: Redesign, Re-purpose, Revamp, Recycle and Rearrange.
This time around I started with my couch and revamped. I
like my couch; I just wasn't in love with it, so I followed a quick
tutorial (found here) and added some nail head trim and decorative upholstery nails to give it new life and a little pizzazz!
It was fairly simple and I'm in love with the end result! In fact, after the couch I moved on to my desk chair and a few other things in my space that I will definitely share when they are complete. In the process of this DIY I thought of several other ways to spruce things up around my place. So, as I implement all of the 5 R's and complete the ever growing list improvements to my tiny home I will make every effort to share my projects, and as always, comments appreciated!
Oh, and please excuse the pictures, I promise better ones just around the corner!