As a Christmas gift, my mother went to Penney's and bought me window valances and the hardware to hang them.
I finally got around to making the apartment presentable enough for photographs, so now you can see before and after. The before is the move-in condition of the apartment and after is with all my furniture in the rooms.
The solarium, which I use as a dining area
The family room
I'm pleased with the window treatments; they fit the room really well. Also, I put up some pictures on the wall; the place actually looks lived in and personable. I moved my yarn into the corner by the love seat to hide it. Just before these "after" pictures, I had projects and yarn and needles everywhere. I have a shadow box I want to hang this afternoon and it will go on one of the walls in the dining area.
My mom also gave me the area rug and the lamp. In fact, I have a matching rug in the bedroom, thanks to Mom. Her hand-me-downs are usually of pretty good quality.
Now I'm off to try and fix the laundry room door. It's a bi-fold door and I pulled it off the track a few days ago.
Have a nice Saturday!