An ongoing blog following a young married couple as they renovate their railroad apartment in Brooklyn, New York and a crazy falling down farmhouse up in the Catskills. Both husband and wife work full-time jobs each day, so almost all of their projects will be squeezed into any free second each night and every weekend. Hence the name: After-Dinner Design, though come to think of it, maybe we should change it to "So Tired Design"...)
Monday, July 11, 2011
Renovate Brooklyn! Moving Right Along at the Office!
We keep on chipping away at our offices, and this is my latest step in the right direction. Working with what I've got-- a great way to keep my budget in check-- I decided to paint my office floor with the Valspar Taupe from our living room floor project and Martha Stewart's Darkening Sky, which we used to paint the kitchen cabinets a few weeks ago.
I mapped out these wide stripes on an angle, taped them out with blue tape, and then rolled them out, back and forth until I got to the door. As they say, "Don't paint yourself into a corner." Ha. I also like the other paint-based cliche "Have an exit strategy." My exit strategy was walk. A reliable bet.
I'm pretty thrilled with the results so far-- still so much left to do-- but I did put up those brilliant orange sheer drapes that Julia picked up from West Elm: $12.99/each!Talk about keeping your budget in check! Yow-za!
So that's where we stand today--
I'll keep you posted on my progress with The Nate Show and their crew...