**this blog is about decorating. My friend Kristie has a great post about finding/developing your own signature style up at her blog. Click here to investigate!**
***disclaimer: this is also my style directly out of college. let's just say I had a LOT to learn in the decorating department and my style has definitely evolved. I promise.***
Moving right along.
Getting bored is not always a good thing in my world.
I moved into a great apartment after graduating college. It was ground floor, lakeview, and in a great little suburb of Nashville. I was excited that the pet deposit was low, there were washer/dryer hookups, and maybe most of all that we could paint...as long as we returned it to the dull and lifeless white when we left.
I hadn't been there more than a couple of weeks when I came home from work one night (I was working at Victoria's Secret as well as nannying part-time that summer) and looked around.
I was bored. Nothing on TV and nothing stimulating in my apartment.
I had a red, black and white theme going on in my kitchen. And it just so happened that the kitchen was tiny. And so, the decision was made.
Off I went, and bought 2 small buckets of paint.
I had a vision. And if I do say so myself, with the texturing of the wall above my cabinets it actually looked pretty cool...kind of an awning feel to a French or Italian bistro. Exactly what I was going for.
(crappy non-digital photos and crappy apartment fixture alert)
But there was one thing I forgot.
A year later, when I moved out...it took about 10 coats of paint to cover those pesky black and red stripes...