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  • welcome to my first ever apartment all by myself.

  • I am so excited to live here, and I'm even more excited to finally not have roommates for like the first time in my life.

  • My apartment is a studio, so this is the main room in the apartment, which I would currently described as having a bit of 1/4 chic aesthetic.

  • I moved into this apartment two full months ago, but I was way too busy taking finals and then promptly having a post grad existential crisis to properly unpacked.

  • Anyways, what I'm really excited for in this apartment is this absolutely gorgeous window and for the first time in my life, hardwood floors.

  • Now the floor plan of my apartment is a little bit confusing.

  • But if you'll stick with me through these double doors, in the main living room area is a walk in closet, which happens to fit a full size bed perfectly.

  • Yes, feel free to insert all of your jokes about me being in the closet here, off the closet slash soon to be proper bedroom is a bathroom, and this is honestly you're looking pretty good.

  • So far, all it needs is some more storage for my kind of tornado of makeup and skin care products here.

  • Now, if we circle back through the main living room through this doorway is a little dining nook that I'm planning on converting into a home office where I can do all of my editing and the kitchen.

  • Now I'm not a huge fan of the mix of brown and tan and black and silver here, but never fear my friends.

  • I have a plan to fix it as well.

  • All right, Without further ado, let's get started with this apartment makeover and also pray that I don't lose my deposit because my landlord knows about my YouTube channel now.

  • So that's that's great.

  • Wait.

  • So the first step in my apartment makeover with hunting for some dead people furniture.

  • Luckily for me, turned out the dead people in my neighborhood have very good taste.

  • So here's my first.

  • I got this dresser for $30 which is so beautiful, I actually feel kind of bad putting my period underwear in it.

  • I got these armchairs for $80 which kind of looked like a taxidermy of your grandma's carpet, but, uh, okay, I like him I also thrift is this chair last year, and it is still my favorite piece of furniture I've ever found.

  • So I'm definitely using it, despite the fact that I now and outnumbered by armchairs 321 inside my own apartment.

  • Honestly, my arm chairs could beat me up in a fight if they wanted to.

  • I got this vanity for $40.

  • I wanted.

  • It is one lighter color piece of furniture to help kind of open up his apartment and make sure it wasn't too weighed down with your furniture.

  • I got this mirror for $10 because I have a king for vintage gold.

  • Miers and I don't know how to stop.

  • I picked out of Aunt Efecto cups and mugs for, like, 1 to $2 each and fill them with some day plan.

  • And last but not least, I got this solid wood desk in the sale section for $1.

  • This desk was literally $1.

  • Should you not $1.

  • I probably already said it in the voice over, but I will say it again.

  • This desk cost me $1 quite possibly the best deal since the Louisiana Purchase Granted this desk like pretty much any furniture that you thrift is gonna come with a couple scratches and chips in it.

  • So we're gonna get this may be a quick little thing with so first to fill in the scratches.

  • I bought these markers from Home Depot.

  • They're basically brown markers that continues to color over scratches and would make a match the state of the rest of the desk and make the rest.

  • Then I wiped on.

  • It would finish.

  • I like to think of it as a nail polish topcoat for furniture.

  • It kind of just makes everything look shiny and new and further reduces the way she's looking.

  • Well, not quite brand new, but at least a newer version of old than she was before.

  • Now that we have all of my furniture picked out, we have a nice vintage gold team going.

  • It's time to get started, making over you like a HD TV presenter every single time I do one of these transitions Theo, Hello from my bedroom and a full month later from when I film the intro segment of this video, because I never cease to amaze myself with my ability to use small and insignificant task definitely avoid doing anything meaningful and challenging.

  • So I, like, briefly mentioned earlier This is a super large walk in closet that also has been doubling as my sleeping cave.

  • That's what we always be thinking, actually, Why?

  • Why the hell do you want to sleep in a closet willingly for this apartment?

  • I wanted to do my best to separate my workspace from my relaxing personal space.

  • So pretty much the whole rest of the apartment is gonna be my filming and editing space.

  • But this bedroom is gonna be my little safe haven where I can relax and sleep.

  • And hopefully for once in my life, escape the constant pressure to be working all the time.

  • Well, it is 5:37 a.m. the night before and putting out this video.

  • I have not slept.

  • So turns out that didn't work.

  • But I do have a nice bedroom.

  • So here's how I made that.

  • As if you tell I am of professionals.

  • 01 An old pair of underwear.

  • I forgot I had a closet rapper David's friends hat and this neck pillow.

  • You never know what you're gonna find kids.

  • Now I ask myself.

  • Actually, what would make this bedroom look cute and cozy and like it's owned by an eight year old British grandma who owns 10 cats?

  • That's right, folks.

  • Wallpaper in my last bedroom.

  • I played it very safe with, like, a minimal white theme, and I really like that look.

  • But this time I wanted to change it up with something more colorful and kind of pushed myself out of my interior design comfort zone.

  • So, basically, and only research about wallpaper, I found out that there are three different types.

  • The first is traditional wallpaper, where you soak the actual paper and then stick it to the wall.

  • And this is the most affordable but the most labor intensive to apply and to remove basically, to remove it, you have to like soak it with soap and scrape it off the wall, which did not seem like a particularly render friendly solution.

  • Secondly, there is pew and stick wallpaper, which is basically like a gigantic sticker.

  • It's really easy to apply and remove, but is really, really expensive.

  • I calculated how much it would cost to cover my bedroom, and it would be around $600 so I'm opting for the third type, which is pasted to the wall wallpaper.

  • It was still pricey, but definitely less pricey than peel and stick wallpaper total.

  • It cost me around $200 to cover my entire bedroom transitions.

  • I got this special type of wallpaper that you still have to apply with a paste.

  • But once I'm out of this apartment because I'm Brenda, I could just peel it off the wall.

  • And it's supposed to come off cleanly in one piece, fingers crossed.

  • It actually works.

  • That's an issue for one year from now.

  • Ashley.

  • Good luck taking a whole this wallpaper.

  • I feel like making a bread starter and, like sprinkling my east over the water.

  • Except there's just a lot of water.

  • And if I do this, I will die.

  • After a thorough stern, my wallpaper snot was ready to get sneezed all over my bedroom wall.

  • I just rushed it on in a pretty generous layer, then lined up the wallpaper with the edge of the wall and pressed it on.

  • I'm so impressed.

  • I use this plastic wallpapering tool that I bought for like, $2 to smooth out and the air bubbles and decrease the wallpaper at the bottom, right next to the crown molding.

  • Then I use scissors to trim a straight line across the crease and, well, one stupid wallpaper down, about 100 more to go for my second strip.

  • It was pretty much the same process, but I had to take extra care to match up the pattern between the two strips, so it looked like the branches just continue seamlessly from one to the other.

  • Now, in the middle of the strip, there was a circuit breaker box because this is literally a closet, so I had to use an Exacto knife to trim around the edges.

  • So my walking really nice and flat against the wall.

  • You can use the same technique if you're wallpapering around a power outlet or anything like that.

  • Don't worry, though.

  • If this awkward white rectangle is pissing you off, I'm going to go cover it out at the end.

  • So just hold on to your paintings for, like, a couple more minutes.

  • My next wallpaper and challenge was this awkward corner.

  • Basically, there's this wood panel left over from underwear.

  • The closet shelf used to be and oh boy, it is attached to the wall.

  • I tried to pry it off, but I could not for the life of me.

  • So I just had to work around it and smooth the wallpaper around on one side and then kind of like, cut and origami the other side together into it, laid flat, a little bit confusing.

  • It's not perfect, But you know what this wallpaper and share from Clueless would say is like a day from far away.

  • It's okay, but up close, it's a big old mess.

  • What you want.

  • Just don't make anything you really want to see this way.

  • I don't know if you guys can see, but up there he's a spider.

  • I was a little spider, but like it's kind of big as far spiders go especially compared to me, like absolutely gigantic.

  • I don't know how I'm gonna fend it off.

  • I have been waiting for the past half an hour for this spider to leave.

  • I cooked myself dinner.

  • I drank some Lacroix.

  • I went to the bathroom.

  • Well, if I were still here Not to be a stereotype, but I have never removed a bug from my own house.

  • I used to get my parents to do it.

  • And now I normally get David or whoever I am fucking at the moment to do it.

  • But today I'm 21 I am a grown ass woman, and I am still fucking terrified.

  • But I won't do it because I'm a strong, strong it of any woman.

  • I got a top 10.

  • Most terrifying.

  • Don't know it's moving.

  • After I finished laying down the final few wallpaper panels, I went back to cover up that circuit breaker with a leftover wallpaper, trimmed it to size and smooth it down.

  • So it's as not noticeable as possible.

  • It's definitely still notice a little bit like it's not quite so bad anymore.

  • And that's really only asking for all right.

  • Eight hours and a solid 10 cans of Lacroix later.

  • Yes, I have looked for addiction, and it is a problem.

  • My soon to be that room is completely wallpaper.

  • Now the plan is to finally put together my bed frame because Dave and I broke it like four months ago.

  • Unfortunately, it was even a fun, sexy way.

  • We were literally just moving my head, and he pulled it apart at the wrong angle.

  • So I re drill a hole in my bed, and then I'll finally have a place for this whole Thio.

  • Get drilled, get a name.

  • Never mind.

  • Okay?

  • This is the problem where we broke off A dowel, huh?

  • This is what I bought the drill for because I'm going to drill out of the hole.

  • God did.

  • It was actually very stupid.

  • The inside like being inside the room.

  • Oh, hey, guys, it is four fucking months later.

  • I no longer have a boyfriend, but I do have an ear infection.

  • So who's the real winner here?

  • So let me backtrack and explain why it's been taking me so long.

  • First of all, there is just my crippling indecision, which is the whole issue in and of itself.

  • Second of although my original plan for this wall was to build a giant multiple bookshelf from scratch, I held these inspo photos.

  • It was gonna be like very Gatsby chic.

  • But then over the past four months, I slowly realized one I have absolutely no woodworking experience whatsoever to I only own one physical book and it's a cookbook because I am an audiobook whore.

  • Okay, And third of all.

  • I had this fun little quarter life crisis where I realized I don't actually want to live in l A any longer because it's just slowly making me more and more superficial.

  • And I want to move out of this apartment pretty serious.

  • All of that combined, I realized it was not the most practical idea to spend weeks and weeks and hundreds of dollars building a gigantic bookshelf.

  • I didn't want to do something fun with this wall.

  • Those So I settled on more wallpaper, this apartment very slowly, just becoming me wallpapering various surfaces.

  • I promise there will be some non wallpapering content to later in this video.

  • So I'm gonna make this real quick because you literally just watch me apply wallpaper for, like, 10 minutes straight.

  • So this time lapse is gonna be over in 321 Well, it makes like an hour worth of work looks so easy when you put it in like, 1000 times.

  • I feel like I'm on the set of a very hipster music video and that he's always my goal with life.

  • So I will take it up with the doctor now to see whether I need antibiotics for your infection.

  • But I will see you guys in a couple days to finish up the rest of the apartment.

  • My hello and welcome to 90 degrees to left to my other walls of my living space.