want to help me with my new place?

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  1. lala

    lala I make stuff

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    this is it so far! any and all ideas are welcomed! I dont have every last bit of stuff over here just yet, but I'm about 80% moved in!

    what color should I paint my bathroom wall behind the mirror, if any?

    what pieces of furniture do you think should be rearranged?

    what color/style of curtains should I get for my kitchen? i will attach a picture of the fabric im thinking of. I was going to go with light blue with apple and pear print, but i decided i dont want more blue.
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    lala I make stuff

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    first batch. bathroom, livingroom

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    lala I make stuff

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    2nd. quilt on wall is opposite wall from cough in livingroom. bedroom. kitchen.

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    lala I make stuff

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    3rd. kitchen. fabric I am considering for curtains for kitchen.

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    So cute! you've done a great job. I love how you use your space, and I really like that curtain fabric for the kitchen.
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    lala I make stuff

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    update:
    I now have everything I own except my vehicle crammed into this tiny apartment. It isnt so cute and quaint. I just finished cleaning the other place today so the next few days I will be spending nesting, purging, and going OCD with organization!

    I talked to the manager here today, we are on a casual conversation basis, and i told her how awful the medicine cabinet is. the shelves are warped, weak and have water stains on them. I asked her if I could install a mirror instead (of course paying out of my pocket). she is fine with that. so I removed the cabinet a few minutes ago and am planning on getting one of these mirrors instead:
    IKEA | Decoration & mirrors | Mirrors | KOLJA | Mirror

    so, for $20 plus hardware, I will have a pretty mirror! I am also considering painting that same wall a sagey green color. My color choices of paint I already own are butter yellow and the very pale cool blue in my kitchen. Neither of them appeal to me. I think the pale sage color would look ok with the peach tiled counter....maybe?
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    lala I make stuff

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    square mirror was 10 bucks cheaper. spotlight was I think 6 or 9 bucks. the ceiling light is horrible for applying makeup. The rest of my house is in absolute chaos, and this was the easiest room to get to "just so", and now I can think and breathe and focus on finding hands to unload my excess stuff into to make my tiny sq ft place livable.

    as of 5 minutes ago:

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    lala I make stuff

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    should I use flourescent for the overhead light or the mirror light? incandescent for either?
  9. it looks great!! really you did a good job! :)
    can't wait to see more pics of your kitchen :)
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    lala I make stuff

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    thanks. the kitchen is really cluttered right now, never ending dirty dishes. I am still trying to figure out where to put everything. Thought I had downsized enough but nope! still way too much stuff. I will present kitchen once it is looking better. for now, I have boring white curtains.
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    I'm appreciating the photos! Do you have any updated photos with reno's done??
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    lala I make stuff

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    oh my gosh, i forgot about this thread! I moved and the new place isn't so cute, but it is definitely tiny.
    Awww, I loved that bathroom with the green wall :(

    I really should decorate apartments for a living. It's fun.
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    did you take the curtains with you? that fabric is very fresh and fun.

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