Recently, I wrote about our move to the new apt. And this time, I will tell you about our decision to update it.
When we moved here, we knew already that floor reconstruction will be needed. Prague flats usually have amazing hardwood floors and our flat is no exception but it was covered in gloss coat that has been peeling of. Since we were doing the floors, we also decided to paint. And it all went from there.
So to the painting we added painting the roof beams. At this point we fucked up, as Sasho used dark brown acrylic paint. It looked horrible, so I told him to buy white acrylic and he bought ivory. Both looked horrible and we decided that the best solutions is to sand off all the old and new paint and use just wood stain. It prolonged the reconstruction but it is worth it.
Another thing to repaint was the stair rails. It used to be in very nice matte black before but someone covered it in ugly silver paint that made it look very cheap. So we decided to go back to matte black. And it very nicely complemented to the waxed floor so the apt. is now 3 levels hgher.
Plus for some time I have been convincing Sasho to change the lights as I hate the flat ceiling plates. He always made a face like it's not neccessary but the whole reconstruction process made him feel macho and he agreed. So we put spot lights. He actually loved the result so much he changed lights in the whole apartment. Spot lights are great way to focus the light to the places you really want to pop out and the whole room looks on another level.
Of course I was checking out things on Pinterest for inspiration and saw some great kitchen counters, so I send it to my guy and epected answer like: "Are you insane?" but I received "Great, let's do this. So since we didn't want to invest in new kitchen, we just painted it black and added leather handles. Such an easy way but great lift up.
Lastly, we changed some small details like ugly couch, light up dark spots and we would like to buy new fridge, leather couch and closets. But that some other time. Now just look how it all went down.