#16 - Emily G Goes Nuts

Hello! Monday, Oct. 15 is the final deadline for submissions.

Name: Emily G
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Type: 3 bedroom rental

Why I use color:

I lived in this apartment (my first real apartment ever!) for a year with grungy white walls, and it was depressing. My housemates weren't interested in painting because it's a rental. When I renewed my lease with new housemates, I decided that I'd rather repaint the whole place white myself at the end of the lease than let the be all dingy and sad for another year.

So I went nuts on a freelance writer's salary. I did the whole place up from first-ever rental to these pictures myself for... probably under 200 bucks?

Hooray for Photoshop and spraypaint! Thankfully, my landlady digs it, especially the fish.

2 Good color tips:

Two good color tips? Don't use cool colors unless you're basically sure you can keep the place tidy (I generally can't) and rip off color palettes like it's your job.

Favorite type and brand of paint:

I don't have enough money or experience to have a favorite brand of paint. I just bike down to the ACE Hardware store every once in a while and come back with a gallon of their cheapest.