A friend of ours recently moved out of our upstairs Studio Apartment, so with no one else lined up to take his place we took that chance to fix things up a bit.
The most notable design change is the new-to-this-room HDTV…
Since I upgraded TV’s, this poor old fellow had nowhere to go. I tried to sell him on craigslist, but after a few weeks of lowering and lowering the price with no takers it got to the point where the TV had more value up here in the Studio.
I think it fits in nicely, especially since the TV stand I originally bought for it was already setup in the Studio.
Christy took on the challenge of removing old grout and caulk in the shower (going through about 4 metal grout tools) and filling in with fresh new grout and sealant.
Yeah, she’s one tough cookie and her results were so awesome and sparkly white that it made us wanting the same treatment for our own shower.
We also replaced some of the crummy-looking air vents with some brand-new ones from our local hardware store.
I started snapping up some new pics of the place and Christy had the idea of relocating one of our stand lights up to the studio to brighten things up. Once we got it up there, it fit in perfectly and the second flexible arm light it had could serve double-duty as the desk or reading light…
We also ordered some new bathroom doors as the ones currently there had taken a literal beating.
We measured the length and width of the doors, distance from top of door to the center of the knob, and distance from top of door to top of all hinges.
We jotted all those numbers down on our smartphone and gave them to our local hardware store so they could custom order some new, plain, square, no fussy inset doors (you know, modern).
Do you know what the difference between a right-inswing and a left-outswing door is?
If you do, you’re $ (<– read that as “money”, I like to use it). If you don’t, well welcome to the club. We went to our good buddy El Googs for the answer (I hope he wasn’t lying or we’re going to have some doors that are all dressed but nowhere to go).
Here’s the pic we went by…
We figured out which of these doors was ours and placed the order. With all the cuts for knobs and hinges each door set us back about $35, so not too bad of a deal.
It’ll be a couple weeks until we get those, but you know I’ll keep you posted when they arrive and (hopefully) fit.
We did some more general cleaning, dusting, and tidying up and the place just had a fresh new feel to it. Studio, here is your 1.1 update….