Who knew that standing in an empty room, staring at freshly painted walls could feel SO satisfying? In case you’ve missed it, I’ve been doing a little series about our condo renovation. It’s an old unit that had been uninhabited for years, and needed a lot of TLC. Joe and I are first time home owners and have no clue about this stuff. So it’s been challenging to learn about what goes into a renovation project (on a budget), while simultaneously producing “Bits & Pieces,” our online cooking show. It’s as if we suddenly gave birth to two babies. Both needed our full time attention and consumed our lives.
We hired a general contractor for the job, but only had 30 days to complete our ENTIRE renovation project before our final inspection from the HOA. So we had to make quick decisions, purchase almost all the supplies ourselves, and be hands on with the details. We selected the paint for all the rooms within two days so the job could get started.
Anybody who’s ever painted their place knows that this is a hard decision to make, especially when you’re staring at a little paint chip sample. But I’m happy with the results. My cute office is the only room with a cheerful lavender color. Everywhere else, we chose a gray or blue theme.
We had to make sure to stay within a lot of guidelines given to us by management, so there was only so much we could do… well, that and the fact that we didn’t have a ton of money to burn. But even the slightest tweaks made all the difference in the world, like replacing our doors and painting the trim. You can check out our “BEFORE” PICS HERE.