When my friends Yuri from Sagatov Designs and Michelle Sagatov asked me to help again, I said... "no". That's right, I SAID NO. I said it nicely but I was too busy, feeling overwhelmed by so many things, and just didn't think I could help. I am super cold-hearted like that. Not. Handy Hubby says I never say no to anything so I was super proud of myself for admitting that I don't have time between 2 jobs, 2 kids, a husband, a household, and I might be the PTA president of our new elementary school (how did that happen!?!). Nope, no time.
But... of course, I couldn't help myself so I did end up helping a little. I can't help myself (or I'm an idiot or flat out crazy). Doorways is an amazing organization and I love to help them whenever I can and this was sooooo much less work and stress than the last project. There was no construction to contend with, just a shiny recently remodeled 2 bedroom apartment that could house 6-8 people in need of a home, if necessary. We asked for donations through various local listservs and facebook pages, and we received sooooo many great pieces of donated furniture. We found a couple of designers to help out with the bedrooms, and Yuri's design crew handled the main living area. The only pressure point? We had less than 2 weeks to collect everything and 1 day to get it ready for occupancy.
It was a total blank slate which made it really fun. It was sunny and spacious so that was a huge bonus. So, here are the before and after pictures…
Living and Dining Room Combo
This was such a fun project and we can't wait to do it again this summer! We learned a lot and now have a really complete list of items that an apartment needs to be complete - down to silverware drawer organizers.