All original work © Jason W. Wong. Please ask for permission to reproduce any work.

All original work © Jason W. Wong. Please ask for permission to reproduce any work.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Rome Wasn't Built In A Day...

This week I get to show off all the work that's taken place over the past year on a friend's loft. Last March we started slowly and patiently--she wasn't in a rush and wanted her place to develop over time. You may remember some of the great DIY projects that were featured on Apartment Therapy during this project.

Well, after nearly 16 months, I think we're pretty much done! See what a difference color, art, thrift store finds, some spray paint, and custom built-in storage (including a custom kitchen island) can do!

Here are the before and afters. See what a difference the custom Kitchen island makes:


I love how the Kitchen is brightened up by this thrift store table, painted a sunny yellow. The deep blue of the neighboring wall creates this split-screen effect that I love:

The blue wall really helps define the Living Room:

A lighter shade of blue (and a groovy fringe panel!) help define the Bedroom area:

We were lucky that her mother and mother's boyfriend were handy enough to do so much work like paint, hang the fringe curtain, and even make the Kitchen island and all the window seat storage from scratch! The blue walls and bamboo shades make such a difference. The space now feels like a proper home to my friend.

Yes, it took over a year, but each piece really has a story. You can get so much done by taking your time.


Jenny D! said...

I love it! It looks so great and ready to host a party (hint hint)!

jenster F! said...

HINT TAKEN AND RECEIVED! housewarming / slumber party oak-town style coming SOOOOOOOON. Jason- sigh. amaze.