We both have lived/live in Richmond, Va.
I lived in Richmond from 5th grade all the way until 2004.
That seems like weird way to date things, but I can’t remember the year I moved from Texas to Virginia.
Yes, I live in Austin, Texas for a year as well.
I get around.
That sounds weird, too.
Okay before I get off track, I saw Laura’s blog and she was posting mad pictures of her apartment.
I am in love with the exposed brick and the handmade art.
So I asked her to share her creative juices with my readers.
Because we could all use some apartment therapy.
Take it away Laura!
As I mentioned earlier, we moved to RVA without an apartment- we spent one night in a hotel the first night we got into town, and signed on a dreamy two bedroom loft apartment the next morning. My favorite part of the place? The huge exposed brick wall in our living room:
Now, I don’t know about all of you, but apartment living can be difficult when you’re trying to create a comfortable, homey space that you’re proud to call your own. For me it’s usually the fear of doing anything too permanent knowing I’ll inevitably be moving on (and possibly losing my security deposit in the process). I decided that if I was mature enough to move across the country, I was mature enough to step up and hang a damn painting wherever I wanted! Here are some of my favorite projects I’ve done around the apartment to make it feel like home! (Click the links to find the step-by-step DIY on the blog)
1. I have an unhealthy love of pretty necklaces, so I painted a tree on one of our walls upstairs to display them. This is one of the apartment upgrades I made and forgot to tell Michael about before I did it. Oops. Surprise!
3. Being far away from home can be hard- so I made sure to make accessories that reminded us of home, like this Minnesota string piece!
4. Finally, the best way to make a temporary living place your own is to add details that represent YOU! Michael and I are huge Scrabble nerds, so I made some Scrabble coasters with a few of our favorite drinks on them.
Those are just a few projects I’ve done around the apartment, stop by the blog for more! Thank you to Lauren for having me on the blog today- I loved sharing a little bit of Richmond and showing how I’ve made our temporary “house” a home!