We’re Renovating

We’re Renovating

Last year when we moved into our apartment, we were very ambitious. We wanted to get everything done right then so we wouldn’t worry about it later. But as the work went on, we realized that it might be good to put a few things on the back burner – mostly our guest room.

So for the past year, our “guest room” has mostly just been a storage room while we haphazardly collected furniture here and there from relatives. Finally, though, we have started on the renovations. And by “we” I mean mostly my husband, my mother-in-law and her husband. I’m really not good with the whole home maintenance thing. I pick out the wallpaper and make coffee.

Picking out the wallpaper meant that we go to go to Roller, an inexpensive furniture chain here in Germany. We unfortunately went about half an hour before close, so I didn’t get to take as many pictures as I wanted. Though, we will probably have to go back later for a few things we were unable to pick up.

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I neglected to get pictures before Mr. Faultier started ripping down the wallpaper, but here is a glimpse of what the room looked like near the beginning of the process.

I actually kind of liked this wallpaper when we first looked at the apartment, but the more I looked at it, the more I started to hate it.
I actually kind of liked this wallpaper when we first looked at the apartment, but the more I looked at it, the more I started to hate it.

Now we have a wall and a quarter wallpapered and the daybed completely assembled (minus mattresses, we still need to buy mattresses).

I'm in a bit of an interior design rut. We have accent walls everywhere...
I’m in a bit of an interior design rut. We have accent walls everywhere…

We got the daybed from one of Mr. Faultier’s friends and I’m really excited about it, which is probably a weird thing to be excited about. I have a feeling that I wanted one as a teen/child and never got, maybe that’s why?

We’ve still got a desk and a wardrobe hanging out in the garage, but that will come up when we’re done with the wallpaper. Hopefully more posts will be coming with our progress!

3 thoughts on “We’re Renovating

  1. As I was scrolling down, I really thought that day bed was a crib and got all excited that there would be an announcement at the end that you are renovating to make a baby room. Nope. Nevermind. 😉

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