I know I haven’t posted in a while. I’ve been busy with the day job and another issue–I’m moving. It’s a difference of a good chunk of change, but it means I’m moving from 800+ sq. ft. to a little less than 400 sq. ft. This isn’t a terrible problem for me. I like getting rid of stuff. I want to get rid of some of the stuff I’ve accumulated. But let’s be fair, humans are goldfish when it comes to our stuff. We collect items until we’ve filled the space we’re in.
So it seems like there was a break for a while. I was cleaning, I swear! But for three days, that’s what I was supposed to do. Make the floors clean. Since my apartment is NOT exciting, I’ll show you what a room looks like when there’s nothing on the floor.
This is more me proving to myself that I can do this than anything else. Indulge?
I really like Apartment Therapy for ideas, though a lot of the time, their answer is always “paint this”. Sometimes, they come up with us folks who can’t paint to our heart’s desire.
This month, I’ve joined the January Cure. January 2nd is “Make a List of Projects.” Luckily, I was already doing that last night. Whew!
White tiles, pink tiles, green tiles, blue tiles. No matter the color, the tiles in a rental bathroom are not what you’d choose. Without fail. I figured out a way around that. What I should say is that I have a friend who is incredibly smart who figured this out, and I’ve started doing it a bit differently–Con-Tact® paper. On the tiles. No, I’m not joking.
Hi, my name is Krista, and I’m addicted to Craigslist.
I saw this beauty, and I knew I had to have her. She was perfect. Sure, she didn’t work as a TV, but I saw so much more in her! The guy posting the ad mentioned Mad Men* as the reason he had gotten the TV set, and I had to see what I could do.
Ok, so the title doesn’t make sense until you realize all the different forms of modification that went into this Ikea DVD bookshelf upgrade.
Also, you have to be a girl of the 80’s who liked princesses who fought for their planets and still wore pink and dresses. If you aren’t, here’s a link.
This is a bit of a departure, but it’s something I did that I really liked. You might want to do it, since it only costs about $2.97 + tax (nail polish, my friends).
You can, indeed, paint the heels of your shoes. I learned this from Erica Stolman over at fashionlushxx.
I’m usually for solid colors, but I break my own mold now and then. I really liked this umbrella from Tray 6. Something about the undertones and the highlights and the way brushstrokes could be blob-shaped and still work…
Your blinds? Aren’t beige. You’re not going like this, but they’re supposed to be white.
The worst thing to find out about apartment blinds is how absolutely disgusting they are. I’m sorry to tell you, but your blinds are gross. I have yet to find a landlord who has actually washed their blinds. The best thing to do with blinds, sorry to say, is to wash them.
So how do you start making an apartment your own? Zandi, over at Radical Possibility, came up with a lovely way to paint the “inside” of the door. It’s called, according to the Google overlords, the “reveal” of the door. I think that’s pretty apt, don’t you?