I moved into my first apartment in 2012 and I had such a fun time decorating!
The living room right after I moved in. I upholstered the orange chair myself, you can see the before and after in yesterday's post. The red lamp was bought at a thrift store for $10. It was gold and I spray painted it. I purchased the green sofa from a woman at work for $50. The county prisoners reupholstered it. Most people are really shocked when they find this out, but they did a really great job and it was SUPER cheap!
After a few months I made curtains for the living and adjoining sunroom. I used this tutorial to make the curtains. I bought the fabric for the curtains from fabrics.com. I can always manage to find a coupon for them, so that's why it's about the only online store that I buy fabric from. I bought the coffee table and end table at Crate and Barrel outlet.
All of the artwork above the sofa was purchased from Etsy.
I put ancestry photos above the TV. I bought the TV stand and a dresser and nightstand off Craigslist for $100 (for all three). The beige chair is from Lay-Z-Boy and is about the only home purchase I regret purchasing. I just think it was too expensive and the sales lady was very pushy.
Sunroom/library. I bought the chairs at TJ Maxx for $150 each
My green kitchen
I made all the artwork on the wall. The chairs and china cabinet were all used. The table is from a family friend.
the hallway that led to the bedrooms has a gallery wall of my travel photos
My bedroom, I made the curtains and upholstered and painted the bench
I used the second bedroom as my craft room. I painted the desk and reupholstered the chair. The grey cabinet is my craft cabinet from the Martha Stewart line. I later bought the top portion of the craft cabinet and it's in our current craft room. The grey color was discontinued by the time I could afford the top cabinet, so I ended up buying it in white. I've been thinking about repainting the whole thing green.
The second bathroom
I took new photos of our current apartment last weekend, and you can see them here.