Annnnnnd we’re done! While this transformation may have seemed fast in Internet time, in reality, it was not. My family worked the whole summer to update this rental. I can hardly believe the drastic transformation we achieved with paint, new lighting, and of course the star of the show: the shiplap.
If you’re updating a rental or temporary home, you may be inclined to paint everything white, but incorporating a few dark pops of color, will add depth and interest to the apartment.
A valuable lesson I learned from this project is that white appliances can be cute! Had we updated the appliances to stainless steal, I think the kitchen would have lost some of its charm.
The major purchases that were made to update this rental were a new stove, the antique farm table, found at Brimfield flea market, the pendant light over the sink, and the overhead light in the kitchen. Everything else pictured we had on hand.
Of course, this apartment looks extra special because Old New House helped me style the home with a handful of their beautiful rugs!
Some of you may be wondering why I’m not showing the bedrooms and living room in the apartment. While I would have loved to style them, it wasn’t possible for this project.
Pendant over dining table, vintage, similar here
Kitchen chairs, vintage, similar here
Dishtowels, Liberty for Anthropologie
Candle sticks, vintage, similar here
Front door and linen closet color, Black Blue by Farrow & Ball
Bench, vintage, similar here
Horse painting by Grace B. Keogh
Portrait of a girl by Grace B. Keogh
Scarf, similar here
Rug pennant, similar here
Basket, similar here
Want to live here? This apartment is for rent! Located in Chappaqua, NY close to the train and schools!