We have a cute little one bedroom, one bath basement apartment. Right now it is a bit of a catch-all.
We decided it was high time to de-clutter, organize and beautify.
The challenge is how to give this small space some big style on a small budget.
To do this we’re participating in the FrogTape Paintover challenge with a handful of other fantastic bloggers.
We each pick a space and make it over using primarily FrogTape then reveal it over the course of this month. The other catch is that we have each been assigned a theme that we have to incorporate in the design. Our them is “Nature’s Patterns“. Once we have all revealed our spaces, you guys get to vote on your favorite makeover. The blogger with the most votes will get $5000. to donate to their charity of choice. We’re hoping we win so that we can donate our funds to the American Cancer Society.
Luckily we’re no strangers to making over a space using only FrogTape and paint.
You may remember our hallway in Arizona that we striped with several rolls of FrogTape? I’m thinking along those lines again (literally).
The first hurdle we had to jump was the fact that this was an apartment. Apartments usually have high turn-over rates because people are always coming and going. Typically landlords will not give permission to paint any walls. I get it. If we had a tenant who wanted to paint the walls we’d more than likely say no. You just never know what kind of crazy color they may paint as well as the quality of job they will do. No problem…a landlord’s rules aren’t an end-all. We plan to show you how even temporary renters can get around that and still give their spaces big style with FrogTape and paint.
We first started by gathering some inspiration. I’ve always been fascinated by the natural occurring patterns and geometrics in nature and I wanted to incorporate these patterns in to the design.
As the apartment is now, everything is vanilla. Vanilla can be quiet but other’s may consider it boring. The great thing about neutral bones is that it gives you a blank white canvas as a jumping off point. You can decorate with any color, pattern or texture and not have it clash with a neutral palette.
We’re kicking out the drab and injecting some personality in to this space.
Check out our other blogging friends spaces and plans here.
This is a sponsored post by FrogTape written by myself. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.