There were pretty sizable gaps between the floor and the foot of the molding, so we tore them out and replaced them with new ones.
I love the amount of light we get and the details of an older building. I usually go for grey or white walls, so this time I went for aqua, but chose a grey color as well to balance. I say "I" but Mr. Z of course had a lot to say about the colors as well ;-P. I think the painting was the hardest part. It was never ending because we repainted all of the molding too!
Happy Friday! I'll post more of our apartment and DIY renovations soon... once I think it's presentable.